Membership of the Society of Medical Writers is open to any healthcare practitioner, student or journalist who publishes, or aspires to publish, his or her written work of whatever nature – fact or fiction, prose or poetry. Membership of the Society is intended to be enjoyable, stimulating and educational, so that writing from (and about) medical practice is improved and encouraged.
· To encourage members to widen and improve their standards of writing, including the preparation, presentation and submission of material for publication in both scientific and creative genres.
· To provide regular meetings and workshops for members for the exchange of views, skills and ideas, with opportunities to learn from the experience of other healthcare / writing professionals.
· To encourage members to enter for the society’s Writing Competitions and Awards and to submit items for publication in the Society’s twice-yearly journal ‘The Writer’.