Looking For Interesting Freelance Jobs In Medical Writing

Okay, so you fancy trying your hand at medical writing. If you are a medical student looking for extra cash to get you through college and fund your hedonistic lifestyle, then this is a superb idea. You can use the knowledge and skills that you gain during your studies and convert them into hard dollars. What’s more, you can do it all from the comfort of your bed if that’s how you like to get work. There're not many people that can say that!

Medical writing is a highly sought after niche. Unless you happen to have some contacts, and then it is unlikely that you will just land a plum role. You might have to resign yourself to accepting some banal jobs initially just to dip your toes in the water and get your name known. If you are looking for interesting jobs, read on.

Contact your local mortuary

Got your attention? Great! I know this probably wouldn’t be the first place that springs to mind, but if you think about it you will see that it makes sense. While it is not the front line of medical science, it is definitely at the cutting edge. Mortuary technicians will know where to find interesting work.

Contact your local hospital

Your hospital is full of everything that you need to send your writing career into orbit. It has patients, it has doctors, it has research; it has disease and suffering. Do I need to continue? Obviously you cannot just march on in there and start interviewing people BUT you can do the following:

  • * Check the information board for any vacancies
  • * Inquire at reception to see if there are any support groups that might be receptive to being interviewed, or whether you can speak to their research faculty.


It would be terribly remiss of me not to mention the internet and all the amazing opportunities that it holds. In fact, I guess that you have probably already scanned the internet to see what is out there. You could try the large freelance sites. While they are better for securing generic work if you regularly scour their boards, you might strike lucky. There are also numerous specialist sites that will not only have a range of opportunities but also helpful hints.

The key to securing interesting work is being open minded. You don’t know how many doors will open if you dare to knock.