Advancing The Profession of Pharmacy

[Podcast] How to Begin a Medical Writing Career with Emma Hitt-Nichols

by | Sep 20, 2016 | Big Picture Ideas

Join in on my conversation with Nascent Medical CEO Emma Hitt-Nichols.

We talk about why pharmacists make good medical writers and how you can start your medical writing career.

Key takeaways:

  • Science and medical writing as a viable career choice​
  • How to start your business as a freelance medical writer
  • Pharmacists make excellent medical writers because of attention to detail
  • Traits are of a good medical writer
  • Marriage of left-brain and right-brain skills for the creative science lover
  • 3 types of medical writing: regulatory documentation, CME writing, marketing and advertising writing for medical companies
  • Burgeoning untapped market opportunity: healthcare professionals skilled in advertising and marketing media
  • E-course on how to begin your medical writing career
  • Consider the type of lifestyle that you want and shape your career around it
  • Personality types that suit writers and interviewers

About the Author

Blair Thielemier, PharmD, is a business development consultant specializing in pharmacist-led billing models. She has set the industry standard for virtual pharmacy conferences with the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit in 2017. She has consulted with national pharmacy organizations, drug wholesalers, point of sale companies, and Fortune 5 health insurers. She has books and online courses available for individuals looking to leverage their pharmacy knowledge into monetized clinical programs at She speaks internationally about trends in leveraging pharmacists to improve value-based care.


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