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You were just hired as a medical writer for an agency. After having replied to the last “Congratulations!” e-mail from your LinkedIn buddies, its time to get down to real business. If you are a newly-minted PhD or post-doctoral student who has entered the workforce for the first time, you are probably filled with some mixture of excitement and trepidation. There might not be much work to do during the first week, but that does not mean that you whittle down your time on Facebook. When assignments do arrive at your desk, they will likely keep you very busy, so you should take as much time as you are able right now to prepare for it. If you were given a heads-up that your services will be required for a particular drug and/or disease, read ...