FAQ's

What makes the i-cme- Advanced Training in Medical Writing program unique?

As the first organization to launch a medical writing program, i-cme, has trained over 2500 healthcare professionals worldwide. The pedagogy used for the training is PBL – Problem Based Learning approach.

The core objective of i-cme is to provide usable, affordable and accessible Medical Education for Healthcare professionals and participants. Our program has therefore been designed to be affordable and help build the medical and healthcare communication community with the right skills for written communication.

i-cme team works on a wide range of medical writing projects for its global clients. Some of the program's unique features are the assignments and feedback. The program offers integrated assessments and assignments to evaluate the learning process of the participants.

Is it necessary for a candidate to be from healthcare/science background? It is preferable but not necessary for a candidate to be from the healthcare/science background. While there are advantages to having a healthcare or life-sciences background, our course is designed to cover basics and facilitate your ability to research unfamiliar subjects in order to be able to pursue a career as a medical writer.

Will I be a competent medical writer at the end of the online program?

Our training provides all necessary skills and technique for any aspirant to become medical writer. However, writing is like an art - the more you practice, the better you become. The program offers integrated assignments and provides constant feedback to sharpen your writing skills.

Note: Your writing should not be only limited to given assignments. We suggest you practice your writing skills using our suggested guidelines and techniques. Many of our participants have built their own portfolio based on these assignments for bagging new projects and employment.

What happens if for any reason I don’t complete the course in the given time?

You have 6 months to finish the course. If you need an extension, you can request it through our administration stating the reason. However, even after that, you are unable to complete the course, you may be required to pay an additional charge to extend the training further.

What should I expect from i-cme Advanced Training in Medical Writing program?

You should expect high quality, usable and an interactive up-to-date content. After you register for the training program, you will receive an email that contains your payment receipt and login ID. There are no CDs to load and no books to read.

Our programs are designed, developed and assessed by the qualified medical writers with extensive experience. On successful completion of the assignments of all milestones, the learners will be participating in PBL activities, followed by awarding of the completion certificate.

How long would it take to complete the online training?

4-5 months.

This is based on average participant feedback, we have found that participants generally spend about 12-15 hours per week they are comfortably able to complete within 4-5 months of time. This includes online learning, responding to the postings and writing assignments. However, your login credentials remain active for 6 months from the date of enrolment.

i-cme program is presented in an asynchronous format. This means that participants are not required to attend class at a certain time, but can login and access the program when it is most convenient for them. Participants will receive a 1-to-1 assessment from i-cme. i-cme will also provide feedback and suggestions to improve the participant’s progress.

What is the length of the Advanced Training in Medical Writing online program?

6 months

We can give maximum 2 months extension only on request and being approved by the program director.

You need to pay additional fees and seek extension if failed to complete in given time. ( 6-8 months).

What can I do if I need to contact someone other than the online customer service?

You may contact us through email at any needed time. If you ever need to contact someone directly, you can request a tele-conference, and we will be glad to contact you at the discretion of the administration depending on how urgent your request might be. You can also contact us.

Who answers my questions while I am taking the online Advanced Training in Medical Writing course?

All questions related to the training will be answered by your online reviewers to whom you can post your queries. Administrative requests will be handled by our representatives or by our Participant Services Coordinator at: +91-9000-592-779

I have never taken any online courses before. Would it be too difficult?

If you know the basics of computers and the internet, you will find the online interaction easy and user-friendly.

Is this program accredited?

The program is recognized and accepted by the corporates and educational institutes worldwide. The program is designed and executed by the professionals having rich experience in medical and clinical research writing. The objective of our program is to make learning simple and help establish a foundation for medical writing.

After entering my User ID and Password at the "Course Login" page, I click the "Sign On" button, but nothing happens. What should I do?

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Firewall & Pop up blockers: Because i-cme launches in a pop-up window, pop-up blocking software must be disabled. If you have a firewall or cookie management software, please allow onlinemedicalwriting.com as a trusted site.

What if I share my login ID to others?

In simple words we say it's not legal to allow other people to access the training courses that you paid for. If you share the login, you will be violating our license agreement. Please read our copyrights policy. i-cme program administrator keeps continuous watch of participant's activity through the time spent, IP address, cookies etc. i-cme reserves the right to terminate access to this website at any time and without notice. Further this limited license terminates automatically, without notice, if you breach any of these Terms. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials.

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