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Write Medicine
Write Medicine
Alexandra Howson PhD | CME Writer, Educator, Researcher

Struggling with how to create continuing medical education content for health professionals (CME/CE) that lifts learning and changes behaviors? Tired of mediocre... more

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Navigating New Horizons: Understanding European Accreditation in CME

What challenges and opportunities await US-based CME providers looking to expand into Europe? As a CME provider, understanding Europe's accreditation landscape... more

10 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
Nourishing Your Niche: The Secret to Thriving as a CME Medical Writer

Are you trapped in the generalist rut as a medical writer? Discover the power of nourishing your niche in CME... more

08 Apr 2024 · 10 minutes
How to Thrive in the Evolving Field of Medical Writing

Are you a medical writer struggling to stay competitive and confident in the rapidly evolving industry landscape? Experienced medical writer and... more

05 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
Designing for Outcomes: Putting the Learner at the Heart of Your Educational Strategy

Are you measuring educational outcomes but failing to capture the true impact on your learners? As a CME/CPD professional, you know... more

03 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
The Write Posture: Sustain Your Spine and Boost Creativity

Are you unknowingly sabotaging your spine health every time you sit down to write? As a medical writer, you pour your... more

01 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
The Art of Storytelling: Engaging Clinical Audiences

If you are a medical writer my guess is that you occasionally struggle to engage your target audience. Health professionals have... more

01 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
Femtech and Inclusive CME/CPD: A Conversation with Caitlyn Tivy DPT

Have you ever wondered how biases in medical research and education can significantly impact women's health and health in the... more

28 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
100 Ultimate Tips from 100 Episodes of Write Medicine

We’ve reached a major milestone here at the Write Medicine podcast – episode 100. When I started this podcast, my mission... more

26 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Ben Lewin on the Imperfections of Science

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of scientific breakthroughs? Is the future of science at risk in... more

21 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Spotting Plagiarism in CME Content: Tools and Strategies for Prevention

Are you aware that plagiarism is not just about copying text word for word? Listen in to uncover the different... more

19 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
The Art of Evaluation: Data-Driven Frameworks for Positive Change in CME/CPD

Are you curious about how the art of data collection and analysis can transform the impact of continuing education in... more

14 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
The Write Stuff: Partnering with Medical Writers for Impactful CME/CPD

Do you struggle to find skilled medical writers who can develop high-quality, evidence-based CME/CPD content? Creating impactful continuing education relies on... more

12 Feb 2024 · 10 minutes
From Scrubs to Scripts: How Claire Bonneau Redefined Her Career

If you’re on LinkedIn, and you’re a nurse, a nurse who’s a health or medical writer, or a nurse who’s... more

01 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
Envisioning the Next Era of CME/CPD: A Workshop Preview

A decade ago, Curtis Olson PhD, then editor of the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, made 20... more

30 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
Turn Failure into Fuel for Growth as a CME/CE Professional

Have you ever felt like a failure in your role as a CME/CE professional? I have. But what if failure... more

29 Jan 2024 · 11 minutes
Transitioning to Truth: Embracing Authenticity in Career and Life

Have you ever felt trapped in your career, sensing a need for change but unsure where to begin? Have you... more

24 Jan 2024 · 49 minutes
Medical Writing, Mentoring, and CME

Welcome to Monday Mentor, a Write Medicine series. I’m your host Alex Howson and today Helen Folsam is back to... more

19 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Building a Global CME/CE Program

Do you ever wonder about CME/CE in Africa? Or how you could use your content creation skills to improve health... more

17 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
What the Blazes is CME?

Do you know the difference between CME, CE, CPD, and lifelong learning? Confused by all the terminology in continuing education... more

13 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
Digital Declutter: A Guide to Eco-Conscious CME Content Creation

Are you overlooking a major yet often overlooked contributor to climate change through your digital content creation and strategies? Are... more

10 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
What's Write Medicine About?

Transform your CME/CE content with Write Medicine! Struggling with how to create continuing medical education content for health professionals (CME/CE)? Write... more

09 Jan 2024 · 3 minutes
Are you on the MedComms Path? Fascinating Freelance versus In-House Insights

Have you ever wondered how academics or researchers transition into a successful career in medical communications (or medcomms)? With academia... more

05 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Medical Writing in the Age of AI: Threat or Opportunity?

Are you curious about how artificial intelligence (AI) can augment medical writing? Or are you wondering how AI could change... more

03 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Standing Still and Looking Forward: Season 6 Highlights and 2024 Teasers

Winter Solstice is a time of stillness that we can harness to reflect on our past year's journey. It's an... more

13 Dec 2023 · 22 minutes
Prompts, Personas, and Process: Practical Strategies for Using Generative AI in CME/CPD

Show Notes What privacy concerns do you have related to generative AI tools like ChatGPT? Do you worry about the internet... more

06 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Pawsitive Penmanship: How Veterinarians Can Thrive in the World of Medical Writing

Show Notes What existing skills and competencies do you know you have for sure? How can you put those skills to... more

01 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
The AI Revolution: How Generative Models are Transforming CME/CPD Content Creation

Show Notes Are you angsting over the potential impact of generative AI on your work? Are you hyper-dialed into ethical considerations... more

29 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
The Power of Reinforcement in CME/CE: Understanding Knowledge Competence and Self-efficacy in Learning

Show Notes Are you running correlation analysis in your education activity and program evaluation? Are you having conversations with your colleagues,... more

22 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Self-Efficacy and Confidence in Behavior-Driven CME/CE Outcomes

Show Notes If you’re a continuing medical education provider, do you ever feel as though your approach to outcomes measures could... more

15 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
From Inspiration to Innovation: Mary Lasker and the Birth of the American Cancer Society

If you work in CME, especially in oncology, then sooner or later you’re going to consult American Cancer Society resources.... more

08 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
The Art of Serendipity: Luck, Preparation, and Career Transitions for PhDs

If you are a Write Medicine listener and are tuning into our First Friday Feature, you are likely a medical... more

03 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
The Checklist Revolution: Streamlining Healthcare Content for Better Understanding

Plain language is a communication style that aims to simplify complex information and make it more accessible to a wider... more

01 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
Audience-Centric Content: How to Boost Engagement and Impact

As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many in-person events to go virtual. While platforms like Zoom made the transition... more

25 Oct 2023 · 38 minutes
Escape the Ordinary: Unlocking Engagement with Escape Rooms

In today’s episode, I speak with nurse educator Martha Johnson MSN, RN, CEN, otherwise known as Breakout RN, about using... more

18 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Creating Value in CME/CE Content with Generative-AI

In this episode, I spoke with Sean Sodha, founder of medical content platform Grafi AI, about the promise and pitfalls... more

11 Oct 2023 · 48 minutes
Mastering the Self-Edit: Tips and Tricks from Michelle Rizzo

In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michelle Rizzo, a trained journalist who turned her curiosity and... more

06 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Accelerating Change: A Call to Action on Gender Equity in Medicine

If you are at all interested in the status of women in medicine and the role of education in addressing... more

04 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
Breaking Up the Lecture: The Power of Active Learning

I’m really excited to have today’s conversation with  Dr. Barbie Honeycutt, a faculty development consultant and host of the podcast... more

27 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
Human-Centered Instructional Design: A Catalyst for Effective Learning in CME/CE

Instructional design for online courses is a crucial aspect of modern CME/CE. And as online learning has grown over the... more

20 Sep 2023 · 39 minutes
An Anesthesiologist's Wisdom on Life, Death, and Empathy

Even those of us who’ve had surgery probably haven’t given much thought to the person who put us under and... more

13 Sep 2023 · 40 minutes
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In today’s episode, I speak with nurse educator Martha Johnson MSN, RN, CEN, otherwise known as Breakout RN, about using active learning... more