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Academic Research: Medical Writing

Academic Research
  Selected Books: Medical Writing
  Medical Writing Types

Regulatory medical writing 

  • clinical study protocols
  • clinical study reports
  • informed consent 
  • investigator brochures
  • summary documents

Educational medical writing

  • sales literature
  • data presentations for medical conferences
  • medical journal articles - target audience: nurses, clinicians, and pharmacologists 
  • consumer education
  • continuing education 


  • newspapers article 
  • magazine articles 


  • promotional articles
  • sales training manuals 
  • internet articles 
  • e-modules 

Adapted from Sharma S. (2010). How to become a competent medical writer? Perspectives in clinical research1(1), 33–37.

  Medical Writing Resources

Standards & Guidelines 

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Data 

Medical Dictionaries 

Medical Organizations 

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