Med Comms – useful info, vacancies, and events

The 7th edition of our annual Careers guide is now freely available online at our Starting Out page at www.medcommsnetworking.com/startingout and once again we have updated the core text to include new Personal Profiles and up-to-date contact details for many leading MedComms agencies who are keen to hear from people looking for an entry level job in MedComms. My favourite page this year is page 23 – quotes from named individuals who are now working in MedComms having attended our careers events last year. The events really do work! Please share details of this guide with anyone interested in learning more about MedComms.

Note paper copies are available if you want some, they are free of charge while stocks last.

Note also that alongside our three larger, open days each year, we also run a small, intensive workshop in Oxford, which has proven very beneficial for many attendees. The idea of the open events is anyone can come along at whatever stage they are at and find out more about MedComms. The idea of the smaller workshop is that attendees have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in MedComms, and specifically in medical writing which is what we focus on at this event and we provide them with in-depth insight in to the business and the roles available.

The dates this year are 18-19 May. Registration is now open. Places are strictly limited.

Note individuals need to apply via Oxford University – but check out details here first.

Applicants from within University of Oxford and Oxford NHS may attend free of charge. For external applicants there is a fee of 200 pounds to attend.

Finally, don’t forget we’ve a useful number of entry level job ads over at the NextMedCommsJob service so do check these out. There are 32 listed today. In particular note that these new ones went up in the past week; Account Coordinator – London from Inspired Science and Associate Medical Writer – Macclesfield from Windhorse MedComms Services. Please help spread the word.

Meanwhile the various resources at www.medcommsnetworking.com/startingout remain entirely free to access.