Talking about a partisan political organization in a secondary
I am currently writing Loyola's secondary about social justice. During college, I was on the E-Board for our school's college democrats chapter and we did a lot of health policy activities like writing letters to our reps to urge them to vote no on harmful big pharma bills. I really want to be able to write about this experience because I think it fits well with the social justice theme. Is it bad if I explicitly mention my participation in the college democrats? It is already in my primary... Talking about a partisan political organization in a secondary (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: blackshad-o Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Fresh grad: got a job in big pharma, plus working towards another degree, should i bother getting licensed as a pharmacist at all??
Recently got an industry job offer at a big pharma (starts with a G), paying low six-figure salary, as a super fresh PharmD grad. I am very excited and happy for sure, especially during a national crisis with ever increasing ~20% unemployment rate (could very well hit 30% if lock-down continues for another month or two, urghhhhhhh). I will be working towards another masters degree (cs/data science related) at a top school in my spare time, which is very likely fully reimbursed by my employer... Fresh grad: got a job in big pharma, plus working towards another degree, should i bother getting licensed as a pharmacist at all...
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: harvoni_rituxan Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Chem PhD nontraditional with limited clinical experience but otherwise good app - what do you think?
Hey guys, I’m a non traditional MD applicant looking at applying this May 2020 and I need advice. I have a PhD in chemistry from a top 5 school, lots of research,> 10 publications, GPA 3.8, and have worked the last two years in biotech/pharma consulting. MCAT is in April but have been getting around 520 on AAMC FLs so anticipating a good score. I have ~65 hours of shadowing across a few specialties but otherwise no clinical experience. Have ~300 hours volunteering with an education... Chem PhD nontraditional with limited clinical experience but otherwise good app - what do you think? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chemist392 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Help please : columbia vs jhu
I need help trying to decide between 1 yr accelerate epi program at columbia vs johns hopkins mph program I have no funding for either I'm interested in going into consulting or working for pharma or biotech companies afterwards! Any insight is greatly appreciated!! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: levothyroxine Tags: Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral) Source Type: forums

Your Goals/Resolutions for the New Year and New Decade in Pain??
Do you want to do more kypho, more stim, learn Regen? Get faster with perms? Get FIRE'd? Pay off student loans? Make partner? Open your own practice? Publish a paper? Join speakers' panels for pharma and device companies? What was your greatest achievement during the 10's and what do you want to accomplish during the 20'? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

WaPo: How Reps Manipulate Doctors
Perspective | I was a drug rep. I know how pharma companies pushed opioids. Wining and dining aside, it’s all about building trust with doctors www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org Whenever I hear pain doctors vehemently "debating" which waveform is best for axial low back pain, I think of this... "When I was a sales rep, I was typically the one visitor who came to doctors’ offices without a complaint in need of fixing. I... WaPo: How Reps Manipulate Doctors (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

CMS thinks I received money from big pharma during residency.
I just discovered that I received, without my knowledge, over $18,000 from drug and medical device companies. CMS believes I got food, travel, speaking/consulting fees... while I was a resident! I looked up some of my co-residents, but the results were inconsistent. Some received money like I allegedly did, while others didn't even show up. Clearly, somebody at CMS messed up big time. But it's too late for me. Apparently, you have to dispute the information within the same year it's posted... CMS thinks I received money from big pharma during residency. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: asahi88 Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

Physicians just prescribe so they get kickbacks
I’ve heard this line so many times. On the news, in the ED, etc. There seems to be a perception that physicians are paid by Pharma companies by the script. It’s laughable, but irritating. Anybody else running into this? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NYEMMED Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Why do we let big pharma advertise!?
Let’s face it...the benefits to our society is small but the cost is great. Purdue Pharma offers $10 billion - $12 billion to settle opioid claims Purdue Pharma offers $10 billion - $12 billion to settle opioid claims (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BMBiology Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

New Pharmacist Salaries - Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid
I have been searching online for how much the big pharma retailers are offering these days (2019) since it appears that rates are significantly different from last year. I have heard of new floaters and staff receiving $50/hr or less
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: morenife Tags: Job Market Source Type: forums

Got an offer from industry... should I move on?
I work as an inpatient pharmacist for few years now and I always wanted to try industry since pharmacy school. I got an offer from a big pharma industry as a medical affairs associate which I know I am very fortunate. I heard from the interview that the future is endless with this job and I am very excited. However, I have read few threads here and I'm hearing a lot of job security issue vs. hospital pharmacist. It's not like I would be staying as a staff pharmacist as well. We are... Got an offer from industry... should I move on? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: skarndghks2017 Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Industry Pharmacist.. Real or Myth?
Hi all, thank you for giving me a bit of your time to read this. Background: I'm a P2 going into my P3 year getting really interested in working for the Pharma industry. I have some questions about industry pharmacy. First off, what should I do to get myself most competitive for midyear and the fellowship process? I think Pharma can offer great and rewarding careers, the problem is getting your foot in the door. My GPA is good, I've done independent research (with a poster presentation and... Industry Pharmacist.. Real or Myth? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mfw04071 Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

De-Compensation
Hello everyone, Any reasoning behind the downtrend of Oncology compensations? I have been hearing/reading that future for compensation for Oncology will be lower than that of a hospitalist in not too long. It is strange that with all the growth of this specialty it's being financially restricted. Is it all because the specialty is being "bought" by hospitals and hence pharma which would naturally reduce the salary to a minimum. I'm just curious because despite that the nation is destined... De-Compensation (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: yahyamer25 Tags: Hematology / Oncology Source Type: forums

Supplementing your income "working" for big Pharma...
I know a couple of physicians who are being compensated by big Pharma (making 6-figure) as consultants and/or speakers... Are these things easy to get/do? Are there other things one can do for big Pharma to supplement your income legally? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Splenda88 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Pharma-led chorus dominates the public debate on vaccination
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

& #039;Pharma-led chorus & #039; dominates the public narrative on vaccination
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Individual level data from big pharma
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

What's this "pharmacist gag rule" that Trump is talking about?
It won't let me post the link here, but if you Google a TIME article "President Trump's Plan to Lower Drug Prices Spares Pharma Industry" here's an excerpt: In Rose Garden remarks at the White House Friday, Trump called his plan the “most sweeping action in history to lower the price of prescription drugs for the American people.” ... The administration will pursue a raft of old and new measures intended to improve competition and transparency in the notoriously complex drug pricing...Click to expand... What's this "pharmacist gag rule" that Trump is talkin...
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ezegalan Source Type: forums

Amazon is backing out of pharmacy.
Amazon is getting out of the pharma business and from selling prescription drugs. What do you guys think about this? Amazon Withdraws Plans for Medication Distribution Amazon About-Face On Drug Sales Not... Amazon is backing out of pharmacy. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RxAlchemist Source Type: forums

Any doc here getting $$$ from big pharma to supplement their income...
How do you do it? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: W19 Source Type: forums

February 2018 NAPLEX Experience
Hi everyone, I turned to SDN numerous times while preparing for my NAPLEX and I haven't seen too many posts about a 2018 experience so I thought I'd share mine. First I'd like to say that anybody who tells you that this is a minimum competency exam either took it long before they actually made it hard or were perfect students in pharmacy school, which I was not. This by no means is an easy exam BUT it is very doable. Since I work in pharma, I studied while also working 9-530 so I will... February 2018 NAPLEX Experience (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: tennisplayer90 Source Type: forums

BCACP and BCPS 2017 Material
Hi, if anyone wants 2017 BCACP material or 2017 BCPS material please let me know. I purchased the 2017 last summer BCPS and then I just purchased BCACP. New material will not be posted until April, so if you're taking the Spring 2018 exam then these are the materials to get. I'm actually taking Fall BCACP but decided to start studying earlier this time. I have the PDFs of the workbook, mp3 audio files, mp4 video files, PDFs of slides. I also have a mock exam (available only for BCPS).... BCACP and BCPS 2017 Material (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pharma Spia Source Type: forums

Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report
pharma industry infiltrated academia and funded their customer base under guise of advocacy to change public policy on their behalf (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheLoneWolf Source Type: forums

Re: The pharma deals that CCGs fail to declare
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Are the odds shifting against pharma in the fight for cheaper treatment for macular degeneration?
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: The pharma deals that CCGs fail to declare
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

why are lots of doctors moving to Australia as oppose to the USA?
Thread Starter why are lots of doctors moving to Australia as oppose to the USA? Follow 7 hours ago 7h ago Quote: Originally Posted by justme13 You most likely know nothing about the US healthcare system except what CNN has told you, or BBC perhaps. Medicaid is ...
Source: The Student Room - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: That Bearded Man Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Advice Needed
Hi everyone, This is my first post on this forum. I was accepted to the MD/MBA program at a Canadian university and have decided to defer my admission for a year (until Fall 2018) to complete my CPA, CA designations. I am currently 24 and will be 25 when I do matriculate in Fall 2018. My end goal is to work in healthcare consulting and/or hospital/pharma administration. The program length is 5 years. Knowing that I will be 30 when I graduate, I wanted to evaluate whether it is better to do... Advice Needed (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: zenzo Source Type: forums

Pre-Studying before Med School STEP 1 COMLEX
Any advice on prep for these exams before I start med school? I have about 6 months off before I start school and think I would benefit from some light studying. FYI I have a two year Masters in Physiology so starting with some sort of base. I have already taken a year of 500 level phys (read multiple phys textbooks cover to cover), immunology, virology, several 500 level bioch. No exposure to pharma yet. Any advice would be much appreciated. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: physgal Source Type: forums

Getting out of retail pharmacy to industry
I've been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years and during that time I've heard quite a few people ask me how they can get out of retail pharmacy and transition into pharma. I've helped a couple friends do this and none have looked back. I've had rotations students ask me for advice on getting into the industry as well whom I've helped. As someone who started in retail and transitioned to a career in the industry, I hope I can impart some useful info. First, it's important to be... Getting out of retail pharmacy to industry (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wazoodog Source Type: forums

Re: Are the odds shifting against pharma in the fight for cheaper treatment for macular degeneration?
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Commentary: NHS patients should have a choice of drug for wet age-related macular degeneration, despite pressure from pharma
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Does having a good job help you get into medical school?
I work as a Pharma consultant. I was lucky to get this job after an SMP. I earn 6 figures, and get to travel a lot (business travel is always a lot of fun, and we only stay at 4 or 5 star hotels). Will this help me get into medical school, because it will show my interest? I am 27. Should I mention my salary and travel? (I will be discreet and allude to it). I will earn more in my current job (when you factor in the cost of medical school and years of no or low income). This will show that... Does having a good job help you get into medical school? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thestrugglingturtle Source Type: forums

Medicare for all
Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Bill With Major Support In Senate not gonna pass, but it feels like we are trending towards single payer. as long as pharma, device manufacturers, and commercial insurance continue to drive up the costs, single payer is where we will be forced to end up -- for better or worse..... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: SSdoc33 Source Type: forums

Medicine
Thread Starter Medicine Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago Quote: Originally Posted by QuentinM As above. Pharmacology is the main degree that researches the study of new drugs. Medicinal chemistry is also pretty relevant as this route might actually involve the design of th...
Source: The Student Room - September 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Notchu Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Advice regarding nbme
Hey, so I just took the nbme 11 and a got a 246. Now I know it's a really old one and not really predictive but my question is how much do you think I can possibly get if I'm two months away from my exam. I have to register yet and I can't decide whether I should or not. I still haven't read FA entirely and I missed a lot of pharma questions which I'll review from kaplan. Thankyou! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Harry995 Source Type: forums

Are there any Pharm D career options that explore creativity?
Hi all, I am entering my P3 year in a PharmD program and I am unsure as to what are I would like to go into after school. I am enrolled in a dual degree program (MHS in Health Informatics), which basically explores the technology side of pharmacy. I also have personal interests in graphic design, mainly logos and animation. I have worked as a pharm tech for CVS and a local hospital and I do not think working in retail or hospital would be the best path for me. I am leaning towards pharma... Are there any Pharm D career options that explore creativity? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: creativepharmd Source Type: forums

W2C Pharma
Hi, guys! Just wanted to share a customs broker that has specific solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. I have bought equipment, materials and book through them. Hope you find this information useful. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Pop Alexandra Source Type: forums

What are my Chances
Hello- Really need help with School List. Basic Stats: Major: Biomedical Engineering Top Tier State School Residency: Maryland GPA: 3.65, sGPA: 3.65 MCAT: 508 (128, 124, 127, 129) Volunteer (non clinical): ~500 hours Volunteer (clinical): ~500 hours Many other EC's, including research for all 4 years. Shadowing: 200 hours Non-URM Graduated 2015. Been working as a Chemical Engineer at large pharma company. School List: (MD) Albany Central Michigan MC Wisconsin Rosalind... What are my Chances (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: manjoi Source Type: forums

for those that dont want to practice
I'm almost near the end of my Ophthalmology residency (1 year of training left) and am realizing that I don't want to practice clinical medicine. What are my options outside of practicing that I should consider? Where should I start my search? Options I am aware of - work for insurance company, work for pharma company, work for consulting, work for FDA/government - are there any others? and how would I get started on any of these? Also, I'm not interested in research. Thank you so much for... for those that dont want to practice (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: peroxidase Source Type: forums

Over 57 and residency - is it possible?
Hello all, I'm concerned about the step for achieving a neurology or psych residency match at age 55/56 assuming acceptance to, matriculation in and stellar performance in Med school (MS). My focus as an older, late-in-life career changing dude (I.e young at heart, financially stable and single no kids) have recently been accepted to a two year post bacc as an older professional - 50 (excellent grades, and 21 years of varied pharma experience). My plan is to complete post bacc, take MCAT... Over 57 and residency - is it possible? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ballen Source Type: forums

Applying to Pharmacy School after DO Dismissal
Hello everyone...I got dismissed from DO school in 2016 (after about 3.5 years) for disciplinary reasons-leaving on-call early and contacting sites about setting up rotations. Within 6 months of that I was lucky to get a job in clinical trial management making about 70-80K. The company was very nice to give me a chance and I obviously didn't go into detail about what happened as they were more interested in my clinical research background and previous work in pharma. Anyways, I've noticed... Applying to Pharmacy School after DO Dismissal (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: FutureDO2016 Source Type: forums

Guidance please
I'm a 51 year old who has worked in pharmaceuticals for 20 years and have a good life, financially sound, but I truly want to share the second half of my life as a physician. I have matriculated already in the early 90's but had to stop (in good standing) so that I could deal with my sexuality -was a rough time to take in "both" life-changing experiences - something had to give and my medical career came to a stop. Over the years took a great job in pharma and started paying my loans. My... Guidance please (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ballen Source Type: forums

NEJM corruption and lack of transparency
Further discussion of the corruption of NEJM concerning lack of transparency among editors, "peer reviewers", consultant fees by big pharma and some device companies, etc. has been growing dramatically in the last few years. The concept of "evidence based medicine" is proving very elusive considering the dramatic financial interests involved in published articles.... NEJM corruption and lack of transparency (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrCommonSense Source Type: forums

What can an APPE student do now to break into industry?
As stated I'm an APPE student who just recently wanted to explore potential work in industry but has no industry rotations and no research experience as of yet. What are some things I can do now to be more attractive to obtain a potential entry level and eventually a MSL position at a pharma company? Alternatively what are some things I can do to help my chances to obtain an industry fellowship? I can try my best to obtain a research rotation instead of take an offblock if you guys think... What can an APPE student do now to break into industry? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 10, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: phrmthrong17 Source Type: forums

Physicians in the Pharmaceutical Industry
The following is taken from several PMs that I've sent out to people who have asked for some details on how I got into pharma. Here is my background briefly: MD at a well respected state school, 2 yrs Gen surgery residency followed by 3 yrs Family Practice. Have now been working in pharma for the last 6 years. The pharma world for MDs is sharply divided into two camps: 1) Business 2) Research & Development (R&D). The business camp is devoted to the commercialization, marketing and sales... Physicians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pazzer2 Source Type: forums