Jude, please tell us a little bit about yourself and your role at OPEN Health.
I’m Jude Galloway, Scientific Services Development Director. I joined OPEN Health in 2012 and was previously Director of Scientific Services before moving into my current role in April 2021. I have over 10 years of experience in medical communications and have worked across many therapy areas and projects as a medical writer.
In my current role, I work closely with the teams to identify training needs across the organization and build and implement effective training and development plans. I also help to cultivate a culture of continuous learning, ensuring that team members have clear progression plans with full support in their development, via a combination of training and mentoring initiatives.
What is OPEN Writing?
OPEN Writing comprises several initiatives: an internship program, an entry-level medical writer training program, an experienced medical writer training program, and an extensive toolkit to supplement ongoing training and onboarding. The robust curriculum provides a framework to rapidly develop and reinforce the core competencies for medical writers, supporting scientific content creation and quality control across OPEN Health. The program comprises weekly training sessions over 2-3 months in a variety of formats, covering core medical writing modules, showcasing best practices, and highlighting top tips and tricks.