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Management Consulting for PharmD

Discussion in 'Med Business [ MD/MBA, DO/MBA, DDS/MBA ]' started by daysinnnc, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. daysinnnc

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    Are there any opportunities for management consulting position for PharmDs at firms like McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloittee etc.?
    I see that there are many opportunities for MD, PhDs but I do not see anything for PharmD.
    Any advise will be greatly appreciated
     
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  3. DrJosephKim

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    Those opportunities are certainly there. Many consulting organizations are looking for people who have clinical backgrounds and they may advertise that they're looking for an MD, PharmD, PhD, or nurse to fill the role.

    Another consideration - become an independent consultant for a few years. You'll gain valuable experience doing this and you'll have the flexibility to continue some pharmacy shift work in a retail/clinical setting.
     
  4. SuperHero

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    Do you have any advice about how to break into independent consulting, especially for a person just starting out in a clinical setting, say either as a PharmD or a medical resident recently out of medical school?
     
  5. DrJosephKim

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    To establish yourself as an "expert" in a particular field, you have to be noticed. The easiest way people get noticed by industry is based on their research and publications.

    Another way that folks gain visibility is by marketing their "expertise" online. Hence, you need to identify an area of focus where you can claim a certain type of expertise and then go after potential clients who may have an interest in that area.

    In clinical medicine, you'll need to identify a specialty area. If you venture out of clinical medicine into fields like health information technology or international health, then your clinical training (or lack of) will be less important.
     

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