A day in the life of a Principal Medical Writer: Tom Priddle

Written by Liam O'Hara on Wednesday 28th October 2020

We asked Tom Priddle to give us an insight into his role as a Principal Medical Writer at OPEN Health.

Please summarise your role and responsibilities

As a Principal Medical Writer, I work on a large publications account that focuses on several different therapy areas. I oversee the scientific strategy for the account, support the other writers as they develop content and even write the odd manuscript myself!

Please briefly describe a typical working day

Much of my time is spent reviewing and discussing content with the other writers. I also work closely with my counterpart on the accounts team and speak with clients and authors a few times a week to ensure our various projects are on track.

What aspect of your day/role do you most enjoy?

I enjoy working with our clients and authors to shape their publications strategy and disseminate their research. Together with the accounts team, we have built a strong partnership with our key client so there’s a real sense of collaboration.

What challenges do you typically have to manage?

It can be a challenge to manage several different projects that are all at different stages, with multiple people involved.

What makes working at OPEN Health great? What’s different about working here?

I’m fortunate to work with some great people across OPEN Health. Having worked at a few different agencies over the years, I would say that OPEN Health’s pragmatic approach towards managing people as actual people is quite refreshing.

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