CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 07, 2017 – Firma Clinical Research, an ISO quality management-certified clinical research organization (CRO), is pleased to announce that Angela Roster, its Associate Director of Medical Writing, has earned the credential of Medical Writer Certified® (MWC®) developed and administered by the Medical Writing Certification Commission (MWCC) of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).
Medical writers who hold the MWC have demonstrated that they possess the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to be a certified medical writer, such as gathering, evaluating, organizing, interpreting and presenting information on health and medicine; familiarity with best practices and ethical standards; and a grasp of basic health care knowledge. The certification is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging competency and recognizing a medical writer’s commitment to ethical and practice standards and professional development.
“The entire Firma team congratulates Angela on earning this prestigious credential,” says Dr. Chrissy Fleming, Ph.D., Firma President and Chief Scientific Officer, Clinical Research Services. “It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to complete this rigorous application and examination process, and we are extremely proud of Angela’s significant achievements.”
The MWCC is a multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts experienced in medical communication within medical writing specialty areas. To determine the content of the certification exam, the MWCC conducted a ground-breaking job analysis that defined the core competencies of medical writers across a variety of work environments. More information is available at http://www.amwa.org/page/MWC.
About the American Medical Writers Association
AMWA is the resource for professional medical communicators, promoting excellence in medical communication and providing educational resources in support of that goal. Founded in 1940, AMWA is the leading professional organization for writers, editors, and other communicators of medical information. With approximately 5,000 members in the US, Canada, and 30 other countries, AMWA members work on staff or as freelances for a wide range of businesses and organizations. AMWA members are committed to accurately and ethically making information about health and medicine clear and meaningful.
About Firma Clinical Research
An ISO 9001:2015 quality-certified organization, Firma Clinical provides focused CRO services enabling pharmaceutical and biotech clients to plan for and advance research in the dynamic drug development landscape. This support enables clients to make informed decisions that lead to better outcomes. Built on decades of clinical leadership and expertise, Firma is dedicated to a collaborative approach that accelerates the development of safe and effective treatments for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. The company offers a wide array of tailored processes and services across all phases of clinical development, strategically focusing on flexible solutions, transparent communication, and on-time deliverables. For more information, please visit www.firmaclinical.com.