FIND YOUR MEDCOMM CALLING
MEDICAL WRITING & COMMUNICATIONS SPEED NETWORKING
HOSTED BY NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS
THE ORGANIZERS OF WHAT CAN YOU BE WITH A PHD? (WCUB)
March 29, 2018
NYU Langone Health
550 First Avenue,
New York, NY 10016
Medical writing and communications has become a viable career path for biomedical scientists in the greater NYC area over the years. Many graduate students and postdocs may have heard about medical writing but know little on how to be competitive for a job straight out of academia. Others who are interested in medical communications may not know how to get their foot in the door with MedComm agencies.
NYU School of Medicine Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting our first annual Find Your MedComm Calling on Thursday, March 29th for graduate students and postdocs in the greater NYC area! Participants will get to meet each MedComm agencies for 10-15 minutes in a speed networking fashion. Afterwards, continue the conversation over an informal reception. It will take place from 6-8pm in the Medical Science Building, Large Conference Room.
what you need to know
While this event is open for all, the ideal participants for this event would be senior PhD graduate students and postdocs who are seriously considering a career in medical communications immediately to the next 6 months. Agency reps will provide info on open positions.
There will be two live webinars before the event to best prepare participants for this event. See details below.
Registration is required and limited. There will be no walk-ins.
how to prepare
Attend two free live webinars!
medcomm 101 live webinar
Tuesday, March 6
This first webinar introduces medical communications at a high level. Learn about its relationship to the pharmaceutical industry, the types of services medcomm agencies offer, and how PhDs can fit successfully into the workplace.
We think this would be a good starter for those who are interested in medical communications. You may attend this webinar without participating in the Find Your MedComm Calling speed networking event.
Applying for a medical writer position
Tuesday, march 13
The second webinar will prepare attendees for Find Your MedComm Calling speed networking event. It will focus on how to tailor a resume for medical communications and the interview process, including the writing test that interviewees have to complete.
We think this webinar is crucial for those who are seriously considering applying to medical writer positions. You will have a chance to ask our speakers your most pressing questions. We recommend this webinar to all who are attending Find Your MedComm Calling speed networking event.
part 1: speed networking
Get to meet with each MedComm agency or group for 10-15 minutes.
Discuss next steps over an informal networking reception sponsored by the agencies