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IMPACT Announces New Medical Writing Fellowship Program

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC: 9 November 2018 – IMPACT is pleased to announce our new Medical Writing Fellowship Program, which started 01 May 2018! This program is for professionals looking to gain experience in the medical/regulatory writing field. Fellows are exposed to a variety of regulatory documents related to the clinical development of investigational and marketed drugs and biologics.

This full-time fellowship program runs for approximately 9 months of each year and hosts 2 to 4 fellows per class. Accepted fellows receive a competitive salary and our standard benefit package during their time at IMPACT.

Over the course of the fellowship, fellows have the opportunity to write various types of regulatory documents, perform quality control reviews of various documents, participate in numerous training opportunities, and collaborate with their IMPACT colleagues.

Depending on the availability of open positions at IMPACT and the candidate’s ability and interest, participation in the Medical Writing Fellowship Program also enters the candidate into the eligibility pool of potential hires by IMPACT.

“Our inaugural class of 3 fellows has set a high bar! I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the fellows flourish over the course of this program. They have quickly integrated themselves here at IMPACT and continue to look for new opportunities to grow and learn,” said Lena Randhawa, Head of the Medical Writing Fellowship Program.

Our 2018 Medical Writing Fellows had the following feedback to share on our inaugural program:

“My overall experience as a Medical Writing Fellow at IMPACT has me excited for my career! The Fellowship has exceeded my expectations and learning objectives, and has given me a more concrete set of skills that I can offer as a job-seeking candidate. The exposure to a wide array of regulatory documents helped me to better understand the drug development process from pre-IND meeting packages to NDA submissions. Working with multiple different medical writers at IMPACT allowed me the opportunity to learn from technical experts who encouraged me to hone my own writing style. The company culture is one that emulates IMPACT’s core values of quality work, initiative, and teamwork. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful people and would highly recommend the IMPACT Medical Writing Fellowship program to anyone interested in beginning a career in medical writing and regulatory affairs.” ~ Brandi Schuster

“After graduating, I was concerned that I would have a very hard time finding a place where I could learn the basics of medical writing; however, IMPACT has provided me with the opportunities and training I need in order to succeed: consistent and continual mentorship, training, practice, and friends. The Medical Writing Fellowship Program at IMPACT has given me time to experience medical writing and confirm that it is a great fit for me. I have been incorporated as part of the IMPACT family and feel that the work I do makes a difference in the community, within my team, and in my own life. I couldn’t be happier.” ~ Laurel Kartchner

“This fellowship has given me the opportunity to review and contribute to various regulatory documents. In a short span of time, I have been introduced to many different types of medical writing. IMPACT is providing a unique training program that allows professionals to learn the skills needed to advance their careers in the pharmaceutical industry while providing all the benefits that employees have. I love that there is a sense of community here.” ~Amritha Kidiyoor

“I couldn’t be more pleased with how this Fellowship Program has come together over the past year and how this group of Medical Writing Fellows has developed. This first class is dedicated to learning the industry, they are quickly evolving into a talented group of medical writers, and they have made incredible contributions to our overall company culture,” said Tim Garver, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

If you are interested in becoming a Medical Writing Fellow, please click here. Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year to After you submit your application, we will be in touch by 31 January of each year if you have been selected to interview at IMPACT. Fellowship interviews will be conducted from January to February of each year.

IMPACT is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Our team consists of drug development professionals who specialize in medical writing and quality control, drug development consulting, regulatory affairs, regulatory operations, project and program management, and early phase clinical trial management.

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Mark A. Cierpial, PhD, Chief Executive Officer
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