The Medical Fellowship Program designed to provide pharmacists with broad exposure to BI US Medical functions including (as examples) - Medical Affairs, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, with an emphasis on Medical Information. The program allows the Fellow to develop the competencies necessary to contribute to the medical strategy and provide comprehensive knowledge of medical functional work within a pharmaceutical company. The Fellow will be based at Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. headquarters in Ridgefield, CT, working on a particular or multiple TAs in the areas of cardiology, central nervous system, diabetes, immunology, oncology, respiratory, and virology. Through a series of rotations outside of the assigned area, the Fellow will also gain an understanding of the broad range of opportunities available to a pharmacist in the pharmaceutical industry.
Scientific Communications, Medical Information - Providing complete, accurate, balanced and referenced responses to medical information inquiries from healthcare professionals and patients, both verbally and in writing.
Contributing to the development of managed care formulary dossiers.
Implementing innovative process improvements and quality control solutions with regard to database support and overall dissemination of scientific information.
Leading and executing a longitudinal research project to improve medical information processes and presenting the outcomes at a national medical communications conference.
Enhancing leadership and management skills by precepting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students.
Gaining an understanding of corporate structure, regulatory considerations and the drug development process.
Training and leadership development
- Conducting product trainings and tailoring the content to the needs of diverse audiences (e.g. Call Center personnel, field-based representatives, etc.).
- Enhancing leadership and management skills by precepting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students.
Medical TA team member
- Participating in the medical review of promotional and non-promotional materials as part of a multidisciplinary team (e.g. Grant Review Committee; Medical, Legal, Regulatory Review, etc.).
- Gain crucial experience in planning and executing advisory board meetings, engaging Key External Experts (KEEs), developing educational materials, training internal Medical team members, disseminating data from scientific manuscripts, congress, etc.
- Understanding the broader functions of Scientific Communications (publications, Med Ed, IIS, etc.) by gaining exposure to the strategy and development of strategy and tactical execution.
Clinical development and operations
- understanding of role and functional support of the clinical development process in supporting departments - e.g., Clinical Operations and BDS.
- understanding of drug safety, reporting responsibilities, case management and follow up.
- Gaining an understanding of regulatory considerations and the drug development process.
- Incumbent will be responsible to learn the regulatory/legal and Company requirements of each area assign or in a rotation given the expectation of specific assigned responsibilities and deliverables in assigned areas.
Foundational understanding of Corporate structure, regulatory considerations and the drug development process in pharmacy with an ability to quickly adapt to a changing Corporate environment that will allow the incumbent to be productive in rotational Experiences:
The Fellow will have an opportunity to participate in multiple rotations within other Boehringer Ingelheim departments. Potential electives include, but are not limited to:
Regulatory Affairs (Advertising and Promotion)
Payer and Health-Systems Marketing
Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Minimum Requirements, Education, Experience:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy earned prior to the start date at Boehringer Ingelheim.
Ability to perform MEDLINE and EMBASE literature searches.
Strong intrapersonal, active listening, and problem-solving skills with an ability to work well in a team environment.
Highly motivated and shows initiative in contributing to team deliverables.
Receptive to receiving and quickly implementing constructive feedback.
Ability to work independently within provided guidance from team leads.
Adaptable and able to contribute to multiple Therapeutic Areas as needed.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proven experience working in a dynamic, high volume environment handling multiple tasks.
Strong computer skills, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Prior pharmaceutical industry experience (e.g. internship or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience [APPE] rotation) is preferred but not required.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
Must be 18 years of age or older
This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation.
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The post-doctoral fellowship program is based at Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. Headquarters in Ridgefield, CT. It serves to prepare pharmacy graduates for careers within the pharmaceutical industry.
BI has had a one-year Medical Information Fellowship program for over ten years, and is now offering 2-year programs in:
Medical Affairs & Scientific Communications
Translational Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology
Selected Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate autonomously across teams and departments while building confidence and skills.
If you are looking for a program that will give you first-hand experience across various roles in the pharmaceutical industry, help build a professional network, and position yourself for a career in the pharmaceutical industry then this is the program for you.