Exploring My Options
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Ask most PhD, MD, or PharmD professionals how they had envisioned their careers developing while in graduate school and you will hear things like becoming a tenured professor at a reputable university, working in a retail pharmacy or having a successful medical practice. And although these can be rewarding and lucrative career options, there are a growing number of clinical and scientific professionals looking for non-traditional roles where they can utilize multiple skill sets and expand their vision for a career into new areas. Over the past 10 to 15 years, we have seen a tremendous shift in the number of pharmacists turning to the pharmaceutical industry sector (pharma) to explore new career paths. One path, in particular, that has grown over 300% in the past decade is medical affairs. Medical affairs is a function ...