SEAK faculty member who is a physician owner of a medical communications company answers the question: What does a physician in non-clinical job with a medical communications company do?


Generally, a physician will work in either apposition of a medical director or a medical writer. I think the medical writer is a little bit more straightforward. Obviously people do various types of writing on different projects.


The medical directors do a couple of different things. They work with the internal teams and work especially with the writers, reviewing their work and interacting with them to make sure that their work is medically accurate and clinically relevant. They also interact a fair amount with clients to talk about those projects, keep them up to date on the status of them and in particular, talking about the medical content of those various projects.