Inflation reduction act and oncology reimbursement
IRA recently passed. Basically it will allow government to negotiate drug prices with pharma companies. Specifically, it'll be 20 chemo drugs by 2029 that gov will negotiate pricing on. They mentioned mostly oral chemo such as palbociclib and ibrutinib/etc. One article I read on ASCO projects almost 50% decline in drug prices. Can we discuss how this IRA will affect private practice onc or community hospital onc reimbursement? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 14, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: osprey099 Tags: Hematology / Oncology Source Type: forums

Things I hate to hear patients say:
"I try to use all-natural solutions if I can." "My Nurse Practitioner knows more because she considers the 'whole patient' ." "I like to do things holistically." [Bonus if I ask them what the word "holistic" means and they can't form an answer.] "I've done my research." "Vaccines are just a scheme for big pharma to make money." "I didn't know what to do, so I took my blood pressure, and..." Following the last one: "My blood pressure was high and I don't want to have a stroke; so... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RustedFox Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Wamc 3.14 gpa, 20aa
Date of submission: 8/12/2022 Overall GPA: 3.14 (graduated fall 2017) Science GPA: 2.87 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 2.96 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 20AA/24PAT/20QR/22RC/20GC/20OC/17B/18TS State of Residence: PA Major: Bio Minority? No Reapplicant? Yes Nontrad? Yes (not career changer but worked in pharma for a year and healthcare contracting for the last 3) Employment: post undergrad: molecular bio tech (2520hrs), payor relations... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 23, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: TheProcess76 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Dental Source Type: forums

Previous Matriculation for 2 weeks
Hey all, so long story short - I applied to Australian MD schools last year and was accepted. I didn't want to go and wanted to apply DO instead. However, my parents basically forced me into it (whole other story) and I told them that I would go check out the school and if I didn't like it, I would not attend. Anyways, so I went to the school for 2 weeks after the program commenced and my suspicions were correct (low quality education, poor curriculum etc), I decided to leave because I could... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: shawarma-pharma Tags: Pre-Medical (DO) Source Type: forums

Non clinical work to supplement primary job
I am doing a employed W2 job, hybrid in person/remote. I find the work slow and boring at times, but will stay at this job 1-2 more years. I want to get a non-clinical gig to supplement my work, pharma consulting/foresnics/insurance reviews?, anything I can do mostly from home. I already do some surveys.. I want it to cut into my free time outside of my 40h a week as least as possible. Please provide suggestions. I am CAP boarded. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 18, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedMan80 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Which master ’s degree os a better choice if you plan to work in industry/improve your career as a pharmacist
I graduated with a bachelor in pharma and now I'm working as a retail pharmacist. I was wondering if working as a retail pharmacist. I'm planning to complete a postgraduate degree and work in industry someday. my other choice is master in health science MHS and there is MPH but i was hesitant to apply for it so basically my choices are either 1.msc in pharmacology 2.MHS 3.MPH. I'm seriously lost so I'm asking for your advice guys. Ps: don’t tell me a postgraduate degree is useless because... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 16, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: YuzuSoda Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Career pivot: pharmacy to pharma to tech
Hi all Just want to share my recent experience as a data point to encourage people who want to explore this path. It is possible after all. Yesterday I was approached on LinkedIn by a Meta recruiter, scouting candidates for senior machine learning engineer roles from multiple teams supporting Facebook and Instagram, and she thought I was a good fit and offered to initiate the interview process...unfortunately I just started my current role in pharma under 6 months and still a few month... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 3, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: letsquitpharm Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Anyone have experience in pharma labeling?
Hello, I am looking at an offer from a big pharma company. The position is technically label management, with focus in clinical trial labeling. I am having a difficult time in interpreting what exactly the day to day would look like for this position. Does anyone have experience or know of this role? I am coming without industry experience (currently hospital - clinical w/PharmD) and so trying to get a foot in the door. The position is located on the East Coast, and offer is full time... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 22, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: indianatransplant Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Classifying Psychiatric Illness
Hi all, Random musings of a soon-to-be graduating resident. I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are on disease classification and nosology. Obviously, there is great (patient and Pharma) demand for new therapies for "existing" illnesses as defined in DSM-5, and a lot of financial and academic work turns on these therapies being investigated and clinically used. But the cynical part of me thinks, "psilocybin and ketamine and Zuranolone and Trintellix augmented with Caplyta and exercise... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 23, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alemo Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

MCAT preparation with a full time job and part-time classes
Hi there, I'm planning to apply for MD programs next year. I've done some research and it seems I should take MCAT before this September or Next Jan. Currently, I have one full-time job as a scientist at a pharma company and taking 3 premed classes (General Chem 2, General Physics 2, Writing) for the pre-requisites part-time. I was wondering if there's anyone in a similar situation and what's your MCAT preparation plan? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 31, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: samuel984 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Pharma for pharmacists
With so many people graduating from pharmacy school, are there alot of positions in Pharma? Many pharmacists don't want to work retail, but are there enough pharma positions for them? What do pharmacists do in Pharma? Research? Do they need another degree too? Thanks! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Heist Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Industry job Hunt, Interviews, and Offers
Part 1: Pfizer Compensation.......in San Diego Part 2: Hottest Pharma/Biotech job market in the last 20 years? I am currently based on the west coast, in a very expensive COL geographic area, looking to relocate to East Coast. I started job hunting in mid-Nov, working with several recruiters for ~15 east coast/remote opportunities, and I am happy to say that I just accepted a job offer (155k base + 15% bonus + 62k RSU + 5k relocation + 3% 401k match, etc) for a company of... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: letsquitpharm Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Hottest Pharma/Biotech job market in the last 20 years?
Update from the last post: Pfizer Compensation.......in San Diego I have been interviewing left and right since last week, averaging phone/video 2 interviews per day, and more headhunters are still coming in asking about my availability and interest in other opportunities. I am not sure about other people's experiences, but this is definitely not something I have anticipated at beginning of my job search... Is the pharma/biotech hiring surge this red hot right now? I am scheduled to... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: letsquitpharm Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Non-Clinical Jobs for Anesthesiologists (Biotech, Pharma, Admin)
Anyone have personal success or know of a colleague transitioning to a part time or full time non-clinical role (biotech, pharma, healthcare admin)? Any potential avenues for physicians in anesthesiology to explore these alternative careers? Thanks in advance! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 12, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dawkter Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

Pfizer Compensation.......in San Diego
Hi guys I was recently approached by a headhunter from NYC, for a manager, clinical pharmacology & pharmacometrics position at Pfizer, based in San Diego, CA. The guy over the phone told me the compensation would be in the 120-140k ballpark. Does anyone have any data points or information to help me decide if this is competitive or not? I have ~2 years of big pharma in-field work experience. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: letsquitpharm Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums