Our courses, taught in English or Japanese, help busy professionals working in medicine and healthcare to improve their proficiency in writing different types of medical and healthcare communications (eg, medical papers, cover letters, response letters to peer reviewers, conference materials, and resumes for international positions) and to keep up to date on the latest publication ethics.

Writing Road: The road to writing success

Whether you’re new to writing medical communications or are an experienced author or medical educator with training and mentoring responsibilities, we’re confident that you’ll find the various aspects of writing medical English covered in our courses helpful to you, your coauthors, and colleagues.

We offer different types of learning experiences:

Introductory video course (45 minutes)

Watch our video presentation to learn valuable practical tips for publishing a journal paper. We give a clear overview of the writing, submission, and peer review process and how to avoid common issues that authors can face.

Helpful for authors who want to start publishing journal papers and for supervisors/mentors who are helping early-career researchers/clinicians to publish papers.

In-depth, self-paced e-learning courses

Study about how to start using specific writing tips and strategies, how to avoid unintentional violations of publication ethics, and many other important writing and presenting skills to help you communicate your work clearly.

Depending on how much you’d like to learn, choose from any of our 7 shorter topic-based courses or, if you plan to write regularly in your career, consider studying all 7 topic-based courses at a discounted price in our full 50-hour writing program. The individual study units in each of the 7 courses offer lots of practical advice to help you master each topic.

Helpful for authors who want to write or present more regularly and for those who want to encourage and teach younger colleagues to write papers. Also, helpful to authors who wish to become peer reviewers or to join the editorial boards of journals.

Read on to find out more about our e-learning courses and how to sign up for them.

Why choose our e-learning writing courses?

  • Study any time you wish, and login using any device (desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile).
  • Study individual units in each course in any order you prefer.
  • Return to any parts of the course as many times as you want during the course period for further practice or to download resource sheets, Word templates, and checklists for future reference.

  • Learn practical writing tips, explained in either Japanese or English with medical English examples.
  • Then, if you wish, try the interactive quizzes to test your understanding of the writing strategies, tips, and cautions you have learned.
  • Also, get personalized feedback on your own writing by completing some short optional writing exercises available in some courses. A specialist medical editor will help you understand what you did well and what you can focus on improving next in your writing.

  • Study hundreds of writing strategies, tips, and cautionary notes across 7 major topics. This gives you plenty of opportunities to understand specific writing skills and help you develop your personal writing style.
  • Studying all 7 topics as an entire program will give you all of the basic information needed for proficiency in writing about research and clinical practice in English.  However, if you want to focus your attention on improving your writing skills in one specific area, studying that individual topic may be a good route to take.

  • Get certificates for passing certain knowledge tests along the way.
  • The certificates can help to showcase your knowledge of medical communications to current and prospective employers.

  • Access support through our secure online Q&A system.
  • Our specialist medical editors are available to answer any questions you have about writing, publication ethics, or the submission, peer review, and publication process. We translate, edit, write, and consult on thousands of medical communications a year for authors, publishers, institutions, and companies around the world, so we’re happy to help with any questions you might have about writing as you complete your study with us.

Courses in Medicine and Healthcare

Comprehensive Writing Program for Healthcare Professionals

Learn specific writing strategies, medical writing style, and publication ethics while working through practical writing tips, cautionary notes, and self-check exercises. (7 topics; 41 study units; approx. 50 hours of study) LEARN MORE

Logical Flow Writing Course

Learn how to create and maintain good logical flow at 4 different levels in your writing, with key points illustrated using real examples from medical English papers. (5 study units; approx. 9 hours of study) LEARN MORE

Writing Tips and Strategies Course

Learn specific writing strategies and medical writing style to explain research clearly, accurately, concisely, and authoritatively. Practice with self-check quizzes. (13 study units; approx. 18 hours) LEARN MORE

Publication Ethics Writing Course

Learn about current best practices in writing and publishing medical papers and how to avoid unintentional violations of publication ethics, including plagiarism (5 study units; approx. 7 hours) LEARN MORE

Manuscript Parts Writing Course

Study important tips and cautions for writing effective titles, abstracts, tables, figures, and results. Write clearly, accurately, and with authority, while avoiding common errors. (5 study units; approx. 5 hours) LEARN MORE

Manuscript Types Writing Course

Learn about structure, content, writing style, and publication ethics for cover letters, revised papers, response letters, case reports, study protocols, and other documents. (7 study units; approx. 9 hours) LEARN MORE

Conference Presentations Writing Course

Use the 7C’s framework to prepare a logical, interesting presentation. Learn many valuable tips and cautionary notes for writing slides, supporting notes, and Q&A responses. (2 study units; approx. 2 hours) LEARN MORE

Levels of Evidence Writing Course

Learn many ways to express certainty and doubt clearly and accurately in English, and how to avoid understatements and overstatements about the implications of results (4 study units; approx. 4 hours) LEARN MORE