We’ve written earlier about why Drug Safety is considered one of the hottest jobs of the future, and what do Drug safety professionals typically do on a work day.
Now more than ever, many life sciences professionals are looking for opportunities in drug safety. Employers, however, need people with the applicable experience – and not just the right degrees.
Through our Advanced Drug Safety Internship Program, you are trained not only in foundational knowledge, but also the hands-on experience that employers are demanding in this high-growth field.
Here are three facts you need to know about our drug safety internship program:
1. It’s one-of-a-kind:
The internship teaches you to extract relevant information from varied sources to triage the assigned cases into serious or non-serious and process cases to industry standards – a critical role of drug safety professionals.
The goal is to expose you to an on-the-job-experience, with full gamut of live industry cases to handle, under the guidance of expert industry practitioners. You work on tools, cases, software, and real functions – supplemented by sound theoretical knowledge and expert guidance – which make this experience unique and one of a kind.
2. You develop skills not often covered through theoretical classes:
This experience is very unlike a classroom setting as the students do not have access to the tools and cases which are part of the academic internship, before the class and it thus enables the students to virtually experience the challenges faced by a Drug Safety Specialist in the field. For instance, we know that Oracle Argus is one of the most comprehensive software used by pharmaceuticals in the market today. In our internship program, you work on this software to perform actual functions required in the drug safety role.
You’ll handle all aspects and challenges of a drug safety professional through live case studies and tools, which train you to develop critical analysis and judgment skills, independent decision-making and case assessment capabilities, case interpretation and data extraction abilities, data presentation and medical writing skills along with business communication and teamwork skills.
You may not often learn these in theoretical training programs in Drug Safety, but are instrumental in getting and succeeding in drug safety careers nonetheless.
3. There are some real, tangible benefits of the internship, which are: