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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Dec 19, 2023

In this week’s show, John interviews Dr. Alexandra Howsen. Dr. Howsen is a medical writer, educator, and podcaster. A former trauma operating room nurse, Alex was faculty at the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh in Scotland for a decade.

She left academia in 2004 and subsequently built a thriving freelance medical writing business in the USA specializing in creating content for continuing education in the health professions (also known as CME). Alex teaches and coaches new-to-the-field medical writers how to break into CME, find clients, and build a sustainable CME/CE writing niche.

A few years ago, she began teaching and coaching others. She now provides several programs for those pursuing a career as a writer of CE and CME. 

During our interview, Alex describes her journey from nursing to academia to CME and CE
writing. She explains why it is an excellent career choice for clinicians who enjoy writing.

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