Fancy unleashing your creative side and entering the world of media? Fiona Kenny explains just what medical journalism entails
Medicine is a bandwagon. We all join, willing and enthusiastic, formulaically continuing our journey through medical school into house jobs until, about 10 years down the line, we are able to steer our career down the path we wish to. However, the opportunities to jump off this wagon and dabble in something different are plenty. Medical journalism is one of these exciting chances and could well be your chance to travel down that less travelled road.
The media are everywhere; we see, read, hear, and are greatly influenced by media production. From glossy magazine to national newspaper, everywhere we turn a plethora of information is supplied to us about our wellbeing and ways to improve our health. As a result, the demand is high for people wishing to write about medicine or to fill airtime dedicated to discussing it.
Encompassing the writing, editing, and production of material on health and