Medical Writing and Editing Certificate

Master the fundamentals and best practices of medical writing, editing, and communication.

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You Value Your Career, We Value Your Time.

The University of Chicago’s professional development certificate in Medical Writing and Editing uses the AMA Manual of Style as the foundation for mastering the fundamentals and best practices of medical writing, editing, and communication in nine months, part-time. With renowned instructors providing valuable connections in the medical publishing field, students will have an inside track to career advancement. 

Designed For

Designed for both professionals with a background in science who want to acquire writing skills, and those with a background in writing or an English degree who want to understand medical terminology.

Take Your Skills, Network, and Career to the Next Level

Medical Writing Program Structure

Crafted for professionals with backgrounds in science or writing, the online certificate program with synchronous sessions has a comprehensive six-course curriculum focused on creating medical communicators with strong writing, editing, data reporting, and analytic expertise—skills that ensure success in the field.

By the end of the program you will have learned to:

  • Understand the profession of medical/technical writing and its unique characteristics 
  • Use the AMA Manual of Style as a writing and editing tool
  • Understand the context of medical communication and the role of a proofreader or copy editor
  • Organize and present scientific information to different audiences
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Flexible Formats, Competitive Costs

An affordable, part-time, online Medical Writing and Editing program that works around your schedule.

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By Professionals, For Professionals

Our instructors are active practitioners in their fields who have an average of fifteen years of industry experience.

I never would have gotten my current position were it not for the Medical Writing certificate. After only six months, I’d developed skills that helped me move forward in my career. With the network of colleagues that I’d gained through the program, I was ready for a position focused on writing about topics in the medical and healthcare fields.

Mark Hagerty, Medical Writing and Editing Certificate Recipient

Learn From the Best

Ranked #12 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Chicago is a proven innovator who can help set you apart on the job market. Designed for working healthcare professionals, this certificate program will provide you instructional expertise and an extensive alumni community that can help fast-track your medical writing career today.

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