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There’s no doubt that the competition for life sciences talent is stronger than ever among the top strategy consulting firms. Because these firms are growing at a rapid pace and because the pool of traditional MBAs has remained constant, top tier consulting firms have been making concerted efforts to recruit PhDs and MDs into their ranks. These candidates, often recruited straight out of graduate or medical school, represent a potent combination of scientific knowledge, business sense, and sheer intellectual horsepower and are among the most competitively sought after candidates. What happens then to PhDs and MDs who have been in the workforce for a number of years? With greater experience, would they be brought into the firm at the same level as a freshly minted MBA? An examination of the structure of a typical strategy ...