Learn AMA Style

For people who write about medicine and the life sciences

Which one best describes you?

You're a freelance or staff medical writer/editor

  • You’re a new or experienced medical writer or editor.
  • You want to sharpen your skills, making accurate editorial decisions based on the AMA Manual of Style. 
  • You want to offer editing services in addition to writing.

Download the “AMA Style Tip Sheet” listing the main things to check
for here!

You're a healthcare worker, post-doc, or researcher

  • You’re a clinician or research scientist.
  • You want to write your manuscripts faster using AI tools.
  • You want to make sure that your work continues to be of the highest quality while enhancing your career and list of publications.

Download the “AI-Powered Manuscript Writing Checklist” a step-by-step guide here!

You're a healthcare/ pharmaceutical executive

  • You don’t edit or write much more than emails on a daily basis, but you work with people who do.
  • You need to know what “good” medical writing and editing looks like.
  • You’re eager to advance professionally–written communications is a core skill.

Download the “Checklist to Make Your (Medical) Writing Shine” free
PDF here!

FREE COURSE: AI in Scientific and Medical Writing

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A free, practical course that will help you

✓ Speed up your writing and enhance accuracy while recognizing current limitations and caveats

✓ Apply AI-powered search and apps to enhance your literature reviews and searches

✓ Create your own GPT to boost your workflow

The AIMWE Online Course

Use AI to Speed up Your Work Flow Ethically and Securely

AIMWE: AI in Medical Writing and Editing: Blueprint for Success in a Changing World
A self-paced online course for anyone who writes about medicine and the life sciences, including medical doctors, scientists, pharmaceutical/biotech industry professionals, medical writers, and editors.


Registration is closed right now, but join the waitlist to get notified.

What’s included

Module 1.        Introduction to AI in Medical Writing and Editing: This first module explores AI and chatbots, explaining their relevance and benefits in medical writing. You will understand how AI can simplify your work, increase productivity, and help you stay ahead in the rapidly evolving medical writing industry.
Module 2.        Research and Outline Creation: In the second module, you will learn how to use generative AI for faster outline creation and efficient research. You will see how AI can help generate ideas, find relevant sources, and organize information seamlessly. 
Module 3.        Increase Speed and Quality in Medical Writing: In the third module, you will start implementing generative AI in your writing tasks. You will learn how AI can aid in content generation and improve writing speed AND quality. This module will equip you with the skills to write more effectively and efficiently.
Module 4.        Harness the Power of AI for Medical Editing: The fourth module introduces AI tools for medical editing. You will see how AI can automate proofreading, check grammar and style, and ensure consistency, thus enhancing accuracy and polishing your work.
Module 5.        Use AI to Create Slide Decks and Data Visualizations: In the fifth module, you will learn how to use AI to create professional slide decks and data visualizations. You will discover how AI can help you design clear, impactful presentations and visual representations of data, adding value to your medical content development services.
Module 6.        Assess Emerging Job and Consulting Opportunities: In the final module, you will explore how your new AI skills can be applied to ongoing job and consulting opportunities. You will also consider strategies for “future-proofing” your career path by combining your medical writing background with skills such as data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and machine learning.

Registration is closed right now, but join the waitlist to get notified.

Prompts for Medical Writing & Editing

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A multi-page list of prompts for medical writers that will help you

✓ Speed up your workflow and increase productivity

✓ Enhance the quality and depth of your medical writing

✓ Get on board with the latest AI-based technology

Test Your Knowledge of AMA Style!

Free Quiz

A  free 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of the following concepts:

  • Formatting P Values and Confidence Intervals
  • Using Inclusive Language
  • Selecting Appropriate Dash Types
  • Using Numerals and Units of Measure
  • Capitalizing Titles and References
  • Styling Reference Citations
  • Writing Drug Names

Medical Editing & Fact Checking--Steps for Getting Started

Do you want to put your scientific or medical background to good use while working from home and on your own schedule?
Get the free download and follow the steps. 

Weekly Grammar and AMA Style Quiz Question

Get a weekly quiz question delivered to your in box so you can keep your grammar and AMA style knowledge current!

Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols

Hello there! 

I’m Emma Hitt Nichols, PhD, a medical writer/editor and teacher. 

Over the past two decades, I’ve worked with numerous MDs, PhDs, PharmDs, and other science types to help them get started in the field of medical writing and editing. 

Perhaps medical writing and editing is something you could see yourself doing, but you just didn’t know it was a viable career choice?

If that’s the case, I am so glad you’re here! Please check out the free resources to get started. 


Note: Learn AMA Style is in no way commercially affiliated with the Oxford University Press, JAMA Networks, or the AMA Manual of Style. 

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