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  • Working at the FDA - What it means to be a scientific reviewer

    Tina Morrison, PhD
    Career Paths
    Medical Devices
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    I started working at the FDA two summers ago as a Medical Device Fellow.  Being a fellow enabled me to be a scientific reviewer and a researcher.  This article describes my two-year experience as a reviewer.  Keep an eye out for the next article which will discuss my experience as a researcher.  Before I can explain the work I complete on a daily basis, it is helpful if you understand the structure of the organization. The Food and Drug Administration’s mission is to promote and protect the public health.  This government agency is part of the executive branch of government, which means that regulation is set forth by Congress.  The FDA has seven centers; I work at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).  Other centers include the Center for Food Safety and Nutrition ...