Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Rapid Q&A: medical director jobs in pharma

Rapid Q&A:

Q: I'm interested in applying for a medical director job in pharma and biotech companies. Are these jobs only for physicians, or do non-physicians hold medical director positions?

A: It depends on the type of medical director position. In many pharma and biotech companies, certain medical director positions may be held by a range of health professionals including physicians (MD, DO), pharmacists (PharmD), researchers (PhD), advanced practice nurses, and others. Other "medical director" positions may be only for physicians who have subspecialty training and an active medical license.


The following are snippets from several different job postings for "medical director" positions in pharma and biotech companies:

This position requires a minimum of a masters level advanced scientific/medical degree (e.g. MD, PhD, PharmD, MPH or other masters level degree), with experience in Neurology

Physician (M.D. or equivalent) ideally with board certification in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Surgery. Subspecialty training/certification is a plus. Active or eligibility for a US Medical license is required.

MD strongly preferred (PhD or Pharm D level degree or equivalent can also be considered); Board certification or board eligible; Advanced training in the respective therapeutic area strongly preferred

MD, DO, or advanced relevant medical degree preferable with clinical, research and/or industry experience in cellular therapy and Hematology/Oncology.

Advanced degree required (PharmD, MD, PhD) with sleep and psychiatry training or experience preferred.


Monday, January 20, 2020

Medical Affairs Professional Society

The Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) is an organization that is advancing the Medical Affairs profession.

The mission of MAPS is to "elevate the role of Medical Affairs to be a partner with its Commercial and R&D colleagues, and lead the industry in scientific dialogue and the education of stakeholders on the safe and appropriate use of products and to accelerate access to medicine for the benefit of patients."

The MAPS Global 2020 conference is March 8-11 in Miami, FL
https://www.medicalaffairs.org/maps2020global/


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Master in Clinical Service Operations (MCSO)

Harvard Medical School offers a program called the Master in Clinical Service Operations (MCSO).

The Master in Clinical Service Operations (MCSO) program provides physicians, clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals and administrators with the operations management training they need to lead teams, optimize efficiency and improve the patient experience.

Given the rapid change across all sectors of health care, the importance of formal training in operational aspects of health care has never been more critical. Health care organizations require high-performing, collaborative teams that can work together seamlessly to deliver value-based care, ensure patient satisfaction and achieve better outcomes.

The program provides learners with clinical operations skill sets and knowledge that are essential to lead health care organizations in the United States and internationally.

Program objectives include:
  • Improve overall clinical operations, manage operational workflows, optimize supply chains and facilitate hospital and system-wide innovation to provide value-care and an outstanding patient-centered experience.
  • Build collaborative teams of multi-disciplinary stakeholders, including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and administrators who are well equipped to work with a hospital’s corporate functions.
  • Evaluate productivity and financial measures, manage operational, organizational and capital budgets, assess physician and staff compensation and understand regulatory compliance and audits.
https://postgraduateeducation.hms.harvard.edu/masters-programs/master-clinical-service-operations


Friday, October 18, 2019

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship Program

Apply today for the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship Program and pursue a one-of-a-kind opportunity to address important issues in health policy by conducting studies using restricted data from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data systems and programs.

Statistical information plays an important role in informing actions and policies to improve the health of individuals and communities. With this guiding principal, the National Center for Health Statistics and AcademyHealth developed the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship Program

The program is designed to encourage the use of NCHS data systems and programs by the health services research community in response to current health policy questions, and provide a basis for future health policy.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Global Medical Safety Physician Fellowship

Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson and Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Global Medical Safety Physician Fellow in Horsham, PA for the first half and in Titusville, NJ for the second half.

The Global Medical Safety Physician Fellowship is a one-year program designed to provide qualified physicians the opportunity to gain specialized and in-depth training in key areas of pharmacovigilance within the pharmaceutical industry.

This Fellowship does not provide certification of any kind.

The Global Medical Safety Physician Fellow (GMSPF) will:

  • Participate and complete training in several areas of pharmacovigilance, which include: safety surveillance and signal evaluation; identification of new potential safety concerns; and characterization of emerging and known product safety profiles; and the design and implementation of risk minimization strategies.
  • Provide medical expertise in the evaluation of safety data from a variety of sources (interventional and non-interventional clinical studies, post-marketing data, literature reports, and other sources of safety data) as part of the overall pharmacovigilance surveillance process; this includes medical review of individual case safety reports (ICSRs) and evaluation of aggregate safety data.
  • Ensure communication of potential new safety concerns and trends to the Medical Safety Officer (MSO) and the Safety Management Team (SMT).
  • Support SMT activities such as the evaluation of safety issues to characterize any emerging or known product safety profiles, preparation of aggregate safety reports such as Periodic Benefit Risk Evaluation Reports (PBRERs), ad-hoc regulatory reports, and interpretation of surveillance and product quality data.
  • Work in a cross functional, matrix team environment.
  • Contribute to, when appropriate, the design and implementation of risk mitigation strategies to ensure the safe and appropriate use of Janssen Research & Development, LLC products.
  • Provide two presentations concerning Pharmacovigilance and/or pertinent medical topics to your team.


Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a Medical Degree (MD/DO or equivalent) with three or more years of clinical experience (residency training included) at the start of the program.
  • Board certification/eligibility is preferred but not required.
  • Candidates need to have the ability to critically evaluate data from multiple sources (clinical trials, literature, etc.), assess clinical importance and potential impact of the data, and present the findings clearly in both written and oral communications.
  • Candidates need to be able to meet deadlines and effectively handle multiple priorities with excellent verbal and written communication skills, including formal presentation skills, fluent in written and spoken English, and a working knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).


Locations: Horsham, Pennsylvania, Titusville or Raritan, New Jersey

Learn more and apply here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bloomberg Fellows Program in Public Health

The Bloomberg American Health Initiative is supporting a new generation of public health leaders in organizations across the country. These leaders will get their start as Bloomberg Fellows.

The Bloomberg Fellows Program offers a full scholarship and $10,000 stipend for the Master of Public Health (MPH) or a full scholarship for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

To be considered for the Bloomberg Fellows Program, applicants must apply to both the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS)) and the Bloomberg Fellows Program.

Applications for the 2020 Bloomberg Fellows class are now open and the application deadline is December 1, 2019.

The Bloomberg School of Public Health strives for a highly diverse class in terms of race and ethnicity, income, geography, and other key areas.

Learn more and apply to the Bloomberg Fellows Program: https://americanhealth.jhu.edu/fellowship

Monday, July 1, 2019

SoPE Physician/MBA Retreat

Join your Physician/MBA colleagues for a dynamic and engaging retreat!

Discuss physician resilience, career opportunities and physician entrepreneurship in a high energy exchange of ideas – exploring pathways to becoming healthcare changemakers.

SoPE Physician/MBA Retreat

Date: August 2-3, 2019

Times: Friday, 12:00 – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Innovation Institute
620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 700
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 714-531-4101

More information here: https://www.choc.org/events/sope-physician-mba-retreat/

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