Learn AMA Style

Resources for aspiring and experienced medical writers and editors

Which one best describes you?

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

  • You have a science PhD or you’re a clinician, such as an MD, DVM, PharmD, RN, or PA.
  • You’ve always been detail oriented and enjoy reading or writing.
  • You’d like to make extra income on your own time–those student loans are calling!

Download “Medical Editing & Fact Checking—Steps for Getting Started” here!

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/ 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: Chat GPT For Medical Writers

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Updated April 2024!

A free 20-minute course that will help you

✓ Implement prompts relevant to medical writing that can speed up your work and enhance accuracy while recognizing current limitations and caveats

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

✓ Create your own GPT to boost your workflow

Prompts for Medical Writers

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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

When Can You Use AI in Medical Writing and Editing?

A downloadable flow chart that will help you

✓ Identify when to use generative AI in your medical writing and editing projects

✓ Know what questions to ask yourself and your clients

✓ Avoid pitfalls and stay ethical

AMA Style Quiz

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

  • Writing Drug Names
  • 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

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!

AI in Medical Writing and Editing: Blueprint for Success in a Changing World

A transformational course for medical writers and editors

Seamlessly integrate AI into your medical writing and editing, and explore emerging career opportunities.
Registration is closed now but will open again in August 2024.

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 hope you have checked 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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