Biomedical Writing Program Overview
Now more than ever, professionals with expertise in both science and writing are in demand. Pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, healthcare organizations, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and professional journals all seek qualified medical writers. The biomedical writing programs at Mayes College can help you take advantage of these opportunities.
We are the first institution to award the master of science (MS) in biomedical writing degree and also graduate certificates in regulatory and marketing writing. Our non-thesis MS program teaches you the skills to organize and communicate medical data with clarity and covers a broad range of material, from documentation for clinical trials to publication planning and regulated pharmaceutical promotion.
If you already have clinical or pharmaceutical experience and wish to change career directions, our certificate programs allow you to focus on the essential skills required for marketing or regulatory writing.
Every aspect of our writing programs is designed to accommodate the working professional. Online classes enable you to learn on a flexible schedule, and small course sizes allow you to receive individual attention. The certificate programs can be completed in just two semesters (roughly eight months) of part-time study.
Danny A. Benau, PhD
Director for Biomedical Writing Graduate Programs
Effective medical writers take data that they have either created or received and convert them to information and knowledge for communication to appropriate audiences. To be effective, medical writers must be more than medical transcribers; they must be part of the checks and balances on the transmission of information on therapies and medical issues.