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Advice for physicians who are considering leaving clinical medicine

SEAK faculty member answers the question:  What advice would you give for physicians who are considering leaving clinical medicine? I think probably the biggest advice that I would give them is to think long and hard about it. Once they’ve decided it’s a route they want to take, to ju
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How should physicians go about getting their first non clinical job?

SEAK faculty member answers the question:  How should physicians go about getting their first non clinical job? The first job is always the toughest. I basically recommend that people start networking with either friends or colleagues or friends of friends who are working in industry
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Leaving clinical medicine for a Medical Director job in Pharma or Biotech?

SEAK faculty member gives advice for physicians who want to leave clinical medicine and get a Medical Director position in Pharma or biotech The first thing that I recommend is have a clear understanding as to why you are making the change. Are you really unhappy with your current job
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What does a medical science liaison do?

SEAK faculty member who is an experienced physician in Pharmaceutical Industry answers the question:  What does a medical science liaison do? The medical science liaison role is one that is more outwardly focused. It typically, is dealing with products that are already on the market t
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What does a medical director in a pharmaceutical company typically do?

SEAK faculty member who is an experienced physician in Pharmaceutical Industry answers the question:   What does a medical director in a pharmaceutical company typically do? Typically, what a medical director does, is, it’s someone who focuses more inwardly on the company. They overse
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Non-Profit Job Opportunities for Physicians

Non-Clinical Opportunities for Physicians at Non-Profits Daniel Carlat MD, Project Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts While most of us went into medicine to treat patients, there may come a time in our careers when we want to explore other opportunities. Working at a non-profit is a
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Physician Inventor: Saving Lives One Invention at a Time

Physician Inventor: Saving Lives One Invention at a Time By: David Albert MD From childhood, I always wanted to be a physician. I watched Dr. Kildare but Dr. Ben Casey was my first hero and much later, I almost became a Neurosurgeon. However, from my father’s first heart attack in 196
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What is Pharmacovigilance?

What is Pharmacovigilance? By: Barton Cobert MD, FACP, FACG So you’re considering a career in pharmacovigilance and drug safety?  What exactly is it?  It is a combination of medicine, Sherlock Holmes detective work, writing, analysis, judging the safety and efficacy balance of drugs a
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Non-clinical jobs for physicians in the regulatory and medical affairs section of the pharmaceutical industry

SEAK faculty member who is an experienced physician in Pharmaceutical Industry answers the question:  What non-clinical jobs are there for physicians in the regulatory and medical affairs section of the pharmaceutical industry? There are lots of different opportunities. For physicians
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