Education & Training
Since 1995, DMC has trained thousands of Japanese researchers in healthcare communications and scientific report writing in English.
TOP 3 JAPANESE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY
This major company employs more than 3,000 researchers at labs in both Japan and overseas. Over the last 15 years, DMC has trained hundreds of these researchers in medical writing at both regular in-house lessons and special lectures. As a typical example, our most recent lecture at this company in December 2010 was attended by more than 200 researchers.
In the 1990s, the company adopted an aggressive internationalization program. Following its M&A acquisition of research labs in the Europe and the US, it asked DMC to provide medical writing training to its Japanese researchers. Using specially developed training materials, DMC taught hundreds of researchers in dozens of groups over a 15-year period. Typically, students receive 12 introductory classes. Promising students then attend ongoing bi-weekly classes for two years or more. Experience has confirmed that many researchers became highly competent medical communicators, in terms of both writing ability and scientific logic and expression.
LOGICAL THINKING/CAREER DEVELOPMENT
An interesting unexpected result of DMC’s focus on logical expression of ideas was that many researchers improved their Japanese writing ability. Many participants in these classes are now senior members of this company.
MASTER OF CLINICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM, KYOTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The Master of Clinical Research program trains young MDs seeking careers in clinical research. For the 2010 class of 15 students, DMC delivered a 10-lecture course in healthcare communications and medical writing. The first and last lectures were delivered on-site in Kyoto and the remaining eight via videoconference from Tokyo. All course materials were originally developed by DMC.
TOKYO METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Beginning in 2008, DMC has given an annual series of lectures in medical writing and research strategy at all three campuses of Tokyo Metropolitan University. Conducted in conjunction with Elsevier, the lectures are designed to provide an understanding of scientific strategization and reporting of findings. Participants include both undergraduate students and faculty, and come from a range of faculties within the universities.
REQUEST A SPECIAL LECTURE AT YOUR INSTITUTION
We are dedicated to improving the communications abilities of Japanese researchers in an internationalized research world. Please let us know if you are interested in having us speak at your institution. As part of our commitment to education, lectures to non-profit research centers and universities are provided at no charge.