The printed version of this e-booklet was distributed as a handout for the author's "Introduction to CME Writing" workshop in May of 2019 during the 23rd annual Princeton Forum in Princeton, New Jersey hosted by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association. People who attended the workshop called it "fabulous," "awesome," and "well done."
CME Writer's Marketplace is written to help freelance medical writers who specialize in developing content for accredited, or certified, continuing education in the health professions. This 7,000-word e-booklet contains 8 pages of detailed listings about the current needs of 9 different medical education companies based on in-person interviews with hiring editors and medical directors. Each listing contains guidance on what types of documents are typically purchased (needs assessments, test questions, slide decks, manuscripts/monographs, case studies, competitive market analyses, and outcome reports), typical prices paid, URLs of exemplary programs, as well as full contact information. CME Writer's Marketplace also provides writers with guidance on where to find free and low-cost training and development opportunities. Finally, readers receive a full-length, Wall Street Journal-style article highlighting 5 different trends that are affecting supply and demand for CME writing services today: growth of commercial support, attrition among accredited providers, accelerating pace of drug approvals, physician burnout, and rise of the gig economy.