Thursday, January 31, 2013

Early Registration until Feb 22--ACPE Annual Meeting & Spring Institute

I hope to see you in NYC this April for the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) Annual Meeting & Spring Institute.

The Early Registration ends Feb 22. 

TOP 9 REASONS to attend ACPE’s Annual Meeting & Spring Institute, New York, April 26–30:

  1. Become a better physician leader by attending best-in-class courses taught by award-winning faculty.
  2. Learn new ways to improve health care and patient safety.
  3. Re-ignite your passion for health care and leadership with keynoter Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.
  4. Meet with ACPE’s career advisor, Rebekah Apple, to develop a roadmap for your career advancement.
  5. Further your progress toward one of ACPE’s master’s degrees or your CPE Certified Physician Executive designation.
  6. Build your network with fellow physician leaders who can help you solve everyday challenges.
  7. Get away from your busy work environment and be re-inspired with new perspectives and fresh ideas.
  8. Meet the new board president and officers at the annual Meeting of the Members.
  9. Do anything you want to do — it’s all available in New York City!

Register here: 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Getting Into Non-Clinical Careers

This is a guest post by Jim Kelly

The healthcare industry is a growing field, and as such, it is naturally attracting a lot of interest from those wanting to change career paths as well as many that are just now making career choices. While some people go into the medical field with a desire to work in a ‘hands on’ capacity, providing direct care to patients, others prefer something quite different; their goal is a non-clinical health care career. Many turn to The College Network for the training they need to get started in this lucrative and varied field.

Top Non-Clinical Career Choices

As the healthcare industry continues to grow and new discoveries are made, technological advancements and innovations must keep up. The behind the scenes activities in every healthcare system includes intricately orchestrated series of networks of departments that consist of individuals working together to achieve common goals. Within these systems are various jobs – each one essential to meeting the overall goal of the healthcare system. Although the people performing these jobs are not directly involved in patient care, the role they play is vital to the successful outcome or result of the care provided. Some of the top non-clinical career choices are discussed below.

What makes physician-inventors unique

In this short video on The Doctor's Channel, Nick Soloway, Founder & CEO, Hayes Soloway PC, talks about what makes physician-inventors unique, and the challenges involved in getting an invention to market.

Originally filmed at FutureMed, in February, 2012, at Singularity University.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Physician entrepreneurs around D.C. & Baltimore: SoPE National Capitol Area Chapter Meeting

If you happen to live near Rockville, MD and you're a physician interested in entrepreneurship, you won't want to miss the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) National Capitol Area Chapter Meeting on Wednesday evening, Feb 13.

The title for this meeting is:

“Show Me the Money--Perspectives of VCs, Private Equity and Angel Investors – Just What do these People Want and How Do I get Them to Write ME a Check!”

The meeting will be held at the Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus.

To RSVP and to get more information, contact Dr. Jeffrey N. Hausfeld at and mention that you heard about this event on

This meeting is presented by the National Capitol Area Local Chapter of SoPE in concert with JHU Carey Business School, MedChi, Montgomery County Medical Society and Medical Society of Northern Virginia.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Upcoming online MBA fair (free)

Considering an MBA?

Today’s executives need inspiration, a diverse professional network and a global perspective to stay competitive in a changing economy. The Economist’s Which MBA? Online Fair features the world’s most innovative business schools, bringing you a unique forum to:
  • Talk online with admissions officers from MBA programs around the world
  • Broaden your perspective and learn how an MBA can help you take your career to the next level
  • Gain insight into the MBA experience by chatting with alumni and watching webinars and videos
  • Log in from anywhere and attend at your convenience
Their next event is scheduled for Feb 6, 7, and 9th 2013. You can sign up here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Healthcare executives share their views on leadership, career development, mentorship and education

Modern Healthcare has an upcoming complimentary webinar titled, "The 5 Most Significant Emerging Trends in Healthcare Information Technology"

Healthcare executives share their views on leadership, career development, mentorship and education

Thursday, January 24 at 7 pm Eastern

Join a lively panel discussion and Q&A with two healthcare IT experts as they discuss how to best align IT strategy within their organizations as well as goals and strategies for developing new leaders within their departments.

Healthcare Reform has created significant challenges and opportunities in healthcare management. In addition to elevating the importance of IT in healthcare, it has also raised important concerns about cultivating the necessary talent to fill a quickly growing skills gap. Many CIOs report that they cannot find qualified individuals to fill critical IT positions. And the demand for qualified IT managers is only expected to increase.

Attendees of this LIVE webinar will gain a better understanding of the critical role of healthcare IT management including:
  • How to align your IT goals with your organization's strategic mission
  • Tactics to maximize your team and/or how to further your career and personal financial position
  • Creating new opportunities for personal and/or staff advancement
  • Tools to enable yourself and your organization to remain competitive, compliant and compassionate
Register for this webinar here.

Sponsored by: University of Phoenix, Health Administration Program

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Leadership in Healthcare Program at Yale

The Yale School of Management MBA is highly regarded for its mission to educate leaders for business and society, which attracts a purposeful minded community of high achieving individuals. The students are taught how to be successful in a rapidly changing global economy through an innovative integrated curriculum designed and developed by our highly respected faculty. In addition, the Leadership in Healthcare program is focused on recruiting professionals from across the healthcare industry to study the fundamentals of business and leadership and how to apply them to the unique challenges in the healthcare industry.

Join an upcoming information event (dinner meetings at local restaurants) or attend an online informational webinar on Jan 24 at 12 pm ET.

You can learn more about the Leadership in Healthcare Program at Yale.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

MSL Society Conference & Gala

The MSL Society Conference and Gala brings together top pharmaceutical industry executives, seasoned medical science liaisons, and those interested in pursuing the MSL role and provide a forum for networking and discussion.

MSL Society Conference & Gala
April 1-3, 2013
Hyatt at the Bellevue
Philadelphia, PA

Some of the speakers include :
  • Dr. Stewart Rosen, VP of Medical Affairs Quintiles
  • Dr. Robert Ang, VP of Medical Affairs Cadence Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kupferer, Director of Medical Affairs Sequenom
The conference will feature educational topics related to the Medical Science Liaison and provide numerous opportunities for networking with other MSL professionals.

To register or learn about the conference, please visit

Monday, January 7, 2013

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE)

Have you heard of the HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE)? HP LIFE e-Learning offers free, online training that helps you gain the real-life IT and business skills needed to start or grow your business, in your own time and at your own pace.

Here's some information about this unique program:

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that trains students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners like you to apply IT and business skills, so you can establish and grow a business, build successful companies and create jobs. Our face-to-face trainings, tools and e-Learning program address educational needs, improve and strengthen skills and enable you to move forward.

In 49 countries around the globe, HP LIFE works with more than 340 partner organizations. Training organizations are equipped with state-of-the-art technology from HP, a leading technology provider. Our program has already reached more than 1.2 million people with face-to-face training, access to IT and online activities. Many of them have successfully started businesses or grown their business while transforming their lives and communities. HP LIFE has helped create or retain almost 43,000 jobs and 20,000 businesses worldwide. Be part of our global network. Build on our experience and become part of the successful micro-enterprises of tomorrow.

Learn more about HP LIFE and HP LIFE e-Learning.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Job Posting: Associate Director, Translational Medicine

Associate Director, Translational Medicine
Regeneron - Tarrytown, NY 10591
Job Summary and Essential Functions:
If you are looking for an uncommon opportunity -- a chance to join an organization known for its scientific excellence in the research and development of pharmaceuticals -- it's time to consider Regeneron.

Regeneron is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron markets three products in the United States, EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection, ZALTRAP® (ziv-aflibercept) Injection for Intravenous Infusion, and ARCALYST® (rilonacept) Injection for Subcutaneous Use; ZALTRAP is co-commercialized with Sanofi. Phase 3 studies are in progress with EYLEA in two additional indications and with product candidates sarilumab and REGN727. Regeneron has active research and development programs in many disease areas, including ophthalmology, inflammation, cancer, and hypercholesterolemia.

Founded on the principle that strong science would lead to important new medicines, Regeneron has become an integrated biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions.

Regeneron currently markets ARCALYST (rilonacept) Injection for Subcutaneous Use and EYLEA (aflibercept) Injection. Regeneron has therapeutic candidates in Phase 3 clinical trials for the prevention of gout flares, central retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular edema, certain cancers, and rheumatoid arthritis. Additional therapeutic candidates are in earlier stage development programs in cholesterol reduction, allergic conditions, pain, and cancer.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Administrative medicine: a medical specialty?

Back in 1986, there was an article published titled, "Administrative medicine: a new medical specialty?" The health care system has changed dramatically since then and the definition of "administrative medicine" continues to evolve as more physicians leave the bedside to pursue careers in business and administration. In 2009, Dr. Arthur Lazarus, a board member of the American College of Physician Executives, published a paper titled, "Professional and career issues in administrative medicine."

If you're interested in a career in administrative medicine, I would suggest the following:

First, join the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and get involved in these organizations.

After you've gotten involved, consider whether you'll want to pursue a master's degree. Many physicians choose to get either an MBA or an MMM (master of medical management) to strengthen their credentials, solidify their knowledge base, and expand their network in the world of medical administration.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Medical Director jobs in pharma and biotech

Hiring tends to slow down over the holidays, but a number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies look to be hiring medical directors. Take a look at some of those pharma and biotech medical director jobs here.
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