Medical Information Fellowship Program

Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Titusville, NJ and Horsham, PA

Two distinct programs that focus on developing skills in two distinct areas of medical information practice.  These two unique programs provide fellows with the opportunity to translate complex scientific information into unbiased medical content in support of the safe and effective use of Janssen products across multiple therapeutic areas.  For 2018, there will be two 2-year therapeutic MI track positions and two one-year positions payer/health system MI track positions in 2018.

Therapeutic Medical Information Track (2 years)

Medical Information (14-months)

  • Enhance skills in literature retrieval and analysis.
  • Improve scientific writing skills by authoring medical information response documents and escalated medical information requests.
  • Utilize critical thinking and clinical knowledge to develop fair and balanced communications of product information.
  • Support product launch and sales training material development.
  • Participate in promotional review meetings as part of the medical review team.

Medical Information Call Center (6-months)

  • Develop competencies in communicating fair-balanced and accurate medical information.
  • Enhance interpersonal communications.
  • Gain proficiencies in adverse drug event reporting.

Clinical Practice (4-months)

  • Respond to medical information inquiries from healthcare professionals in a teaching hospital.
  • Compile medical evidence and present recommendations for product placement on hospital formulary.
  • Enhance presentation skills by providing formulary presentations at P&T committee meetings.
  • Gain knowledge of the role of Medication Safety Team through projects and discussions.
  • Engage with patients and healthcare providers to provide medication recommendations and education.
  • Apply clinical knowledge to medication management activities

Payer/Health-System Medical Information Track (1 year)

The one-year fellowship focused in the payer/health-system area provides advanced skill training in an emerging area of medical information (MI) focused on meeting the needs of payers, health systems, and compendia.

Medical Information

  • Enhance skills in literature retrieval and analysis.
  • Improve scientific writing skills by authoring medical information response documents and escalated medical information requests from payers and other population-based healthcare decision-makers.
  • Utilize critical thinking and clinical knowledge to develop fair and balanced communications of product information in compendia communications.
  • Participate in the creation/maintenance of formulary dossiers.
  • Develop training materials for internal staff on payer, health system, and clinical decision resource topics.

Payer/Health System Environment

  • Develop core knowledge in managed care markets through coursework, mentoring, and real-world experiences through the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy
  • Teaching experience within the undergraduate Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business program
  • Off-campus, real-world, experiential rotations from a wide range of managed care areas such as:
    • Governmental Organizations and Agencies
    • Private Healthcare Consulting Firms
    • Private Managed Care Organizations
    • Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Current fellows

Sona Doshi, PharmD
Second Year Fellow
Medical Information, Neuroscience

Vanesha Patel, PharmD
Second Year Fellow
Medical Information, Hematology

Hima Patel, PharmD
Second Year Fellow
Medical Information, Oncology

Keith Tagoe, PharmD
Second Year Fellow
Medical Information, Immunology

Contact:

Hilary D. Mandler, PharmD
Director, Industry and Education Fellowship Program
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Pharmacy Administration

Address:

University of the Sciences
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8745

Email:

h.mandler@usciences.edu