Medical Communications: the scientific career without the lab coat!

Written by Stacey and Cheryl on Friday 6th January 2017

With only TWO days left until the deadline for the OPEN Health graduate scheme, we sit down with Cheryl Heppenstalland Stacey Osafo (both Senior Account Executives at Succinct Medical Communications, an OPEN Health company), to get the low down on how they ended up in Med Comms, what they get up to on a daily basis, and what its like to work with us. 

First of all, what is medical communications? Well, it isn't:

  • Academic publishing
  • Scientific or Medical journalism
  • Being a sales rep

Medical communications is the act of sharing clinical data, improving the practice of healthcare professionals and raising awareness of medicines and devices through education, promotion and publications. 

So, have you been thinking about what’s next after you graduate? Perhaps you have been wondering how to use your scientific knowledge away from the test tubes? Does working in partnership with the leading pharmaceutical companies and top industry experts sound like the perfect next step? Cheryl Heppenstall, Senior Account Executive and Stacey Osafo, Senior Account Executive, stumbled across a career in medical communications, and have taken the time to answer a few questions, and share their experience of working at Succinct Medical Communications (an OPEN Health company), to give an insight as to what to expect within the Med Comms world. 

Q: Where did you come from before you decided to join Succinct?

Q: How have you found your first year working at Succinct?

 Q: What opportunities are open to you at Succinct?

Q: How would you explain to somebody 'down the pub' what you do at Succinct?

 Q: How would you describe Succinct in only 3 words?

Succinct Medical Communications are always on the lookout for creative individuals with a passion for science to join the team. To find out more about the opportunities at Succinct and the OPEN Health graduate scheme, please visit the OPEN Health careers page, or contact our OPEN Health Talent Resourcing Team, on, 01628 481 112.