Medical Writer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Medical Writer interview, here are 29 interview questions and answer examples.

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What experience do you have with including images in your writing?

Often times in Medical Writing, images are included in the final product to enhance the writing in some way whether it is data related or related to procedure. This question provides the interviewer with some understanding around your formatting skills and ability to match relevant imagery with the text.Give specific examples if you have some.

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29 Medical Writer Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. What experience do you have with including images in your writing?

  • 2. How have personal connections with colleagues supported your success at work?

  • 3. In what sort of working conditions do you thrive?

  • 4. Tell us about a time you had to think outside the box at work.

  • 5. Aside from writing, in what area of communication are you strongest?

  • 6. What do you enjoy about writing?

  • 7. How do you ensure quality in your writing?

  • 8. How do you handle criticism in the workplace?

  • 9. What made you choose medical writing as a career path?

  • 10. What have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years?

  • 11. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  • 12. What is your greatest strength?

  • 13. Do you have any questions for us?

  • 14. What do you know about our organization, and what makes you want to work with us?

  • 15. How do you manage your time when under pressure?

  • 16. Have you authored anything that has been published?

  • 17. Share an experience where you contributed to the team.

  • 18. Have you had to interview SME's for any of your writing and if not, how would you go about it?

  • 19. In the scenario where your boss asks you to edit a manuscript, what is your approach?

  • 20. What would you do if a colleague asked you to manipulate data and/or documentation?

  • 21. What is your experience in the medical and scientific research realm?

  • 22. Are you familiar with LEAN Writing?

  • 23. Give an example of the types of metadata and/or data analysis you are familiar with and have used in previous positions.

  • 24. What is your approach to citation? What tools are you familiar with?

  • 25. Give an example of how you've learned from a mistake that has enhanced your overall performance?

  • 26. What motivates you to be detail oriented?

  • 27. Describe your experience with writing a stand operating procedure (SOP).

  • 28. When researching for your writing, how do you determine what is relevant?

  • 29. What is your writing process?