AMWA - American Medical Writers Association

AMWA - American Medical Writers Association


The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), founded in 1940, is the leading professional organization for medical communicators. The more than 5,600 members from around the world include a variety of medical communicators:

Audiovisual Producers
Authors’ Editors
College and University Professors
Journal Editors
Pharmaceutical Writers, Editors, and Managers
Public Relations Specialists

If you write, edit, or are employed in the field of medical communication as a teacher or as a specialist in multimedia, public relations, advertising, or marketing, you belong in AMWA. AMWA enhances the professionalism of freelance medical writers and editors and of those employed by a hospital, medical school, clinic, health sciences center, foundation, or nonprofit association, or by a pharmaceutical, medical communication, or biotechnology company.


– Extensive education program including self-study workshops for all levels of expertise
– Certificate programs
– Core: leading to certificates in 5 disciplines
– Advanced: leading to an advanced certificate
– Science : leading to a science fundamentals certificate
– Professional networking for career and personal enrichment
– Online freelance directory of medical communication services
– AMWA Journal, a quarterly publication
– AMWA membership directory, published online and updated daily
– Access to Member Only areas on the AMWA Web site
– Jobs Online announcing employment opportunities
– AMWA Bulletin Board
– AMWA list serves in 5 specialty areas
– Results of AMWA Salary Survey
– Special member discounts for all products and services
– Negotiated discounts for products and services including
– 30% discount on individual subscriptions to MDConsult
– 50% discount on Reference Manager? or Endnote? bibliographic database software
– 25% discount on full-text article delivery from GKDocuments


$145 New Member
$145 Member Renewal / Reinstatement
$45 Student Membership (with required documentation)

Contact Information

American Medical Writers Association
30 West Gude Drive, Suite 525
Rockville, MD 20850-1161
Phone: (301) 294-5303
Fax: (301) 294-9006

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