The Med Communications 12-month medical information fellowship has its roots in 2006 and has provided graduating pharmacists opportunities for career paths within the pharmaceutical industry ever since.
Fellows gain practical experience in responding to inquiries from health care professionals and patients, writing and editing medical information publications, evaluating medical literature, and reporting adverse event and product complaints. Other opportunities include involvement in new product launches, sales representative support, and travel to interact on site with pharma/biotech clients.
Many previous Med Comm fellows continued with Med Comm after their one-year educational experience ended, typically starting out as Medical Information Specialists or Virtual Scientific Managers and tailoring their careers to their own unique interests and abilities over time. Fellows are also typically involved with the PharmD program at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, and several have continued to be involved as preceptors for students on rotation at Med Comm and lecturing at the College of Pharmacy after completing their fellowships.
Our previous fellows have achieved success and prominent positions both within Med Communications and other leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. They have gone on to assume roles that include pharmacy faculty, medical writing, medical science liaison, business development, and other leadership positions. For more information on the career paths of some of our previous fellows, go to our Previous Fellows page.
For more information on the current fellowship program, go to our Fellowship page.