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Whitsell Innovations Medical Writing Internship Session: “The Scope of Medical Communications“

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
9:30 am to 10:30 am

Wondering what to do if the bench isn’t for you?  Medical/Scientific Writing is one of the fastest-growing careers for PhDs in the sciences. Would you like a PAID, part-time internship to introduce you to this field? If so, please join us to learn about potential careers and a paid internship in medical and scientific communication.
Whitsell Innovations is a certified woman-owned, full-service medical and scientific writing company headquartered in Chapel Hill NC with writers in 11 US states. Ann Winter-Vann, Senior Writer at WI (PhD '04), will speak on “The Scope of Medical Communications.” The presentation will provide an overview of careers for PhDs who are interested in combining their scientific acumen and writing skills. She will address medical writing for pharmaceutical, biotech, and device companies, including the documentation required for submissions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the pre-clinical and clinical development process. She will also address how industry clients use medical writers to share clinical data in manuscripts, training materials, and presentations.

Dr. Winter-Vann will also discuss the WI Internship Program. Now in its 8th year, this opportunity is an 18-month, part-time, paid internship available to researchers who are interested in a career in medical writing.

Coffee and light breakfast provided.

This workshop is part of the Spring 2019 Careers Beyond Academia Series, sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services, the Graduate School, and the Career Center. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at

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  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Professional Adaptability