Pharmaceutical medicine for doctors

This page outlines opportunities for working in pharmaceutical medicine, the skills you will need and how to maximise your chances of getting in.

What opportunities are there?

There are many roles in the pharmaceutical industry that a medical graduate could consider. These include:

  • research and development
  • quality assurance
  • consultancy
  • managing clinical trials
  • medical sales
  • marketing and branding
  • general management

Medical affairs

If you are a doctor with a number of years’ experience, you could consider working in medical affairs. This involves the later stages of development and marketing of a drug or medical product. You would use your clinical and technical understanding to provide product information to internal marketing teams, external customers and medical authorities.

You can find more information about pharmaceutical medicine on the specialty pages.

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