Inspiring young medical writers for Ada Lovelace Day


Congratulations to our Porterhouse Medical Nottingham team, who took part in Ada Lovelace Day (ALD), organised by Pioneer Group and Ignite Futures.

Ada Lovelace is known for being the first person to recognise the potential of early computers and publish what is now known as an algorithm.  Established in her honour, ALD is an annual initiative – held on the second Tuesday in October – to celebrate and recognise the achievements of women working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

As part of the event, the Porterhouse team organised an activity for three groups of Year 7 to Year 9 girls in which they had to take a fake disease and two fake treatments and create an engaging medical communications poster. One group designed a disease awareness poster, one designed a poster to promote the existing standard of care and one designed a poster to promote the new treatment.

It was a really successful event – the students created some excellent posters, demonstrating a lot of creativity and some great understanding of the science and interpretations of the data.

Well done to all involved. Hopefully, these activities will have inspired a few medical writers of the future 😊

The Porterhouse Pathfinders internship programme

If you are considering a career in medical communications, you may be interested in our 12-week internship for bright, enthusiastic life-sciences graduates. The successful candidates benefit from the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the workings of a successful medical communications agency. In addition to learning to use industry-specific tools and processes and providing general support to our medical writers and account managers, candidates undertake their own project, guided by a member of our team.

For more information on the Porterhouse Pathfinders graduate internship or opportunities to join our team, please visit