Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Key Roles for Physician Executives in the Pharmaceutical Industry

If you're interested in a pharmaceutical career, then I'd encourage you to read the Physician Executive Journal. Published for more than 20 years by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), The Physician Executive Journal (PEJ) is the premier source of information and insight about the business of medicine.

There's an article in the July/August 2010 PEJ titled, "Key Roles for Physician Executives in the Pharmaceutical Industry." The author is Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE, senior director of global clinical development for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Delaware.

Here's a snippet from the article:

Many physicians find that working in the pharmaceutical industry is a rewarding alternative to practicing medicine, possibly because there are diverse roles in industry for physicians and they have extensive opportunities to apply their medical knowledge in the service of patient care.

He outlines physician roles in the following areas:
  • Clinical research and development
  • Drug safety
  • Medical liaison
  • Medical marketing
  • Medical affairs
  • Health economics and outcomes research
  • Other roles
To read this article, you'll need to join the American College of Physician Executives and click on the link that takes you to the Physician Executive Journal. View the archived issues and go to the July/August 2010 issue of the PEJ.

Visit the American College of Physician Executives: http://www.acpe.org

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