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Many physicians looking for a nonclinical role are interested in the pharmaceutical industry, but concerned that a lack of clinical trial experience makes them undesirable candidates. Today’s guest, Dr. Madeline Edwards, is here to discuss why this is far from the truth. Dr. Edwards transitioned from a clinical role as an OB-GYN into a drug safety position at a pharmaceutical company by strengthening her resume with a few straightforward activities. She’ll share the steps she took to build her resume, what she does now, and how she overcame mental barriers along the way.
In this episode we’re talking about:
- Dr. Edwards’ struggles with anxiety in clinical practice
- Three ways Madeline quickly made herself a desirable job applicant
- Why LinkedIn is an important tool for nonclinical job seekers
- How Madeline knew this was the right career path for her
- Misconceptions Dr. Edwards had about pharma before entering the industry
- Madeline’s day-to-day work as a drug safety physician
- How to enhance your research background in a private practice setting
Links for this episode:
Episode #71: 3 Myths About Getting Into Pharma
Episode #67: How to Increase Your Desirability as an Applicant for Nonclinical Jobs
Episode #27 Prepare Ahead For a Transition into Pharma
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