With over 4,000 members, AMWA is the leading professional organization of medical writers. Join AMWA and
By joining AMWA, medical communicators can make meaningful connections, gain knowledge, share ideas, and solve problems. AMWA members come together in a shared commitment to excellence, ethics, and the advancement of the field of medical communication. They receive education, resources, and support to get the most out of their careers and help improve health outcomes.
AMWA offers an exclusive online forum for medical communicators. No one understands your needs as a medical writing professional better than your peers in the field. Get quick and supportive answers to questions, discuss current issues, and learn about relevant resources. Expand your network and connect with peers through the AMWA Member Directory.
Members have access to dozens of complimentary on-demand videos, Mini Tutorials, webinars, and interactive learning activities, and enjoy special discounts on other continuing education programs. Learn on your own schedule using our online catalog, searchable by topic, expertise level, and format. Expand your medical communication knowledge and develop marketable skills with new offerings added regularly under a range of topic areas, including
This jobs board is the go-to employment resource for medical communicators. Search the members-only Jobs Online database of full-time and contract opportunities. Get access to job postings and connect with employers who are specifically looking for professional, qualified medical communicators.
The authoritative, comprehensive source of information on medical communication worldwide, this peer-reviewed publication is available exclusively to AMWA members. Each quarter, get 48+ pages of the latest medical communication research, timely medical and science topics, regulatory insights, practical career guidance, freelance advice, industry trends, and AMWA news. Membership includes online access to each new and past issue, as well as a mailed hard copy of each new issue (student, retired, and international members have online access only).
This twice-monthly e-newsletter provides summaries of the latest news, research, and trends in medical communication. Based on a review of nearly 12,000 print and digital publications, Medical Communication News is provided exclusively to AMWA members through a partnership with award-winning news service SmithBucklin Content.
The AMWA 2019 Medical Communication Compensation Survey is the only survey focusing solely on compensation for medical writers, editors, and other communicators. Explore insights into income by work setting (employee or freelance), years of experience, level of education, type of degree, geographic location, type of work performed, type of company, and more. Members have complimentary access to the Executive Summary, a series of articles in the AMWA Journal providing additional analysis on trends and learnings, and an online compensation calculator.
Exclusive discounts on resources for medical communicators, including
Free listing in this online directory where employers find qualified freelance medical communicators to hire. Promote your expert services, skills, and availability and connect with potential clients. Included with purchase of the Freelance Package.
A private online community exclusively for freelance medical communicators. Included with purchase of the Freelance Package.
Special discounts and offers on AMWA education and resources provided only to members purchasing the Freelance Package.
By becoming an AMWA member, you join professional medical writers around the world who are dedicated to both the art and science of medical communication. AMWA members adhere to the AMWA Code of Ethics, which calls for medical communicators to contribute to strengthening the integrity of the medical literature, improving medical treatment, and fostering confidence and trust in and respect for the undertaking of medical research and communication. In following this professional code, AMWA members distinguish themselves in the industry and are well positioned for advancement and success.
Is AMWA membership right for you? If any of these qualities resonate with you, joining AMWA is a valuable professional investment.
“AMWA has been a great catapult for my career. If I have a need, I can reach out and get a response immediately, because we’re all in this together.”