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    Join our professional community of skilled medical communicators.

    With over 4,000 members, AMWA is the leading professional organization of medical writers. Join AMWA and

    • Learn. Get access to resources, events, and online education.
    • Connect. Join a welcoming and collaborative community devoted to your field.
    • Advance. Meet the demands of your career and thrive as a medical communicator.

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    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.

    Benefits of AMWA Membership


    AMWA Engage

    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.

    AMWA Online Learning

    Members have access to a variety of complimentary on-demand webinars, Mini Tutorials, and resources in AMWA Online Learning, and enjoy special discounts on other online educational activities including in-depth interactive learning 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

    • Regulatory writing
    • Scientific publications
    • Health communication
    • Writing and editing mechanics
    • Core knowledge and skills
    • Career development
    • Education for professionals
    • Promotional writing
    • Grantsmanship

    AMWA Jobs Online

    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. 

    AMWA Journal

    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.


    Medical Communication News

    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.

    Medical Communication Compensation Survey Results

    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.




    Member Resource Library

    This online collection contains over 200 resources of value to medical communicators of all settings. Explore PDFs, databases, websites, and videos, categorized by professional focus area, to keep up with the latest trends and adhere to best practices in the field.

    AMWA Member Discounts

    Exclusive discounts on resources for medical communicators, including

    • AMWA Essential Skills workbooks and ES Express Package
    • Medical Writing & Communication Conference and AMWA Chapter conferences
    • MWC® application fee
    • Affiliate partner products including AMA Manual of Style, professional journals, proofreading software, tuition, and more


    AMWA Freelance Directory Listing

    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.

    Freelance Network Online Community

    A private online community exclusively for freelance medical communicators. Included with purchase of the Freelance Package.

    Special Freelance Offers

    Special discounts and offers on AMWA education and resources provided only to members purchasing the Freelance Package.


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    Membership options tailored to your needs


    • $199 — just $17 per month, paid in a one-time annual payment
    • Includes all PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP benefits listed above
    • Perfect for medical communicators at all stages of their careers

    Professional + Freelance Package

    • $275
    • Includes all PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP benefits listed above
    • Includes all FREELANCE PACKAGE benefits listed above
    • To add the freelance package to a current membership, contact us.


    • $80
    • Includes all PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP benefits listed above except print copy of the AMWA Journal
    • Available to undergraduate and graduate students with proof of enrollment in at least nine credit hours or in an accredited post-doctoral or resident program
    • Student members may not hold office at the national level and do not have voting rights within AMWA

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    The Value of AMWA Membership

    AMWA Code of Ethics

    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.

    Reasons to Join AMWA

    Is AMWA membership right for you? If any of these qualities resonate with you, joining AMWA is a valuable professional investment.

    • I enjoy connecting and collaborating with others to advance the medical communication profession.
    • Medical communication isn’t just a job. It is an opportunity to contribute to the medical field and help improve health outcomes.
    • I’m looking for education and resources that relate specifically to my area of work as a medical communicator.
    • I recognize that medical communication is an esteemed profession, built on ethics and excellence, and I want to play a role in making it even better.

    “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.”

    — Jennifer Minarcik, MS, AMWA Member


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