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Medical Information - Payer & Health Systems

Janssen Scientific Affairs

Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Horsham, PA

Medical Information – Payer & Health-System (2 years)

Janssen, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of Companies, aims to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented.  

The fellowship is two (2) years in Medical Information at Janssen Scientific Affairs in Solid Tumor Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, or Immunology with additional rotations. The fellow will hone skills in critiquing and communicating complex scientific information to a variety of audiences, including health-care professionals and health-care policy decision makers.

The Payer & Health-System component provides advanced skill training in an emerging area focused on meeting the needs of payers, health systems, and compendia. The program offers opportunities to expand knowledge of managed care markets through customer engagement, projects, conferences, and two real-world experiential rotations in market access, pharmacy benefits management, and/or data analytics, based upon availability.

The two-year fellowship offers four unique rotations that enable fellows to advance and apply skills across industry, hospital, and payer settings.

Medical Information

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the therapeutic area
  • Enhance skills in scientific literature retrieval, analysis, and communication.
  • Improve scientific writing skills by authoring scientific response letters and escalated medical information requests from clinicians, payers and other population-based healthcare decision-makers.
  • Utilize critical thinking and clinical knowledge to develop fair and balanced communications of product information to clinicians and in compendia communications.
  • Participate in the creation/maintenance of formulary dossiers.
  • Support product launch and sales training material development.
  • Develop training materials focused on payer, health system, and clinical decision resource topics for internal-use only.
  • Provide medical review for promotional materials as well as reactive/proactive scientific material

Medical Information Call Center

  • Develop competencies in communicating fair-balanced and accurate medical information to healthcare professionals by responding to medical information requests
  • Collaborate with Medical information on escalated medical information requests
  • Enhance interpersonal communications.
  • Gain proficiencies in adverse drug event reporting.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager

  • Develop an understanding of the various roles a pharmacist plays at a managed care organization and basic operations of a managed care organization.
  • Support Formulary Management Pharmacists and Clinical Marketing Intelligence teams to update and maintain formulary decision making resources (e.g. drug monographs, drug class reviews, prior authorization criteria, cost savings analyses)
  • Opportunity to present clinical topics to pharmacy team during specialty subcommittee meetings.
  • Develop an understanding of the strategy for monitoring pipeline drugs for a managed care organization.

*Pharmacy licensure is required by Sept 1st for Medical Information – Payer & Health-System fellows

Current fellows

Kevin DangKevin Dang, PharmD, MBAc (Jefferson ’17)
Second Year Fellow
Neuroscience

 

 

Prianka DadhichPrianka Dadhich, PharmD, MBAc ( USciences – Philadelphia College of Pharmacy ’18)
Second Year Fellow
Solid Tumor Oncology

 

 

Mohsan IfkitharMohsan Iftikhar, PharmD, MBAc (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences ’19)
First Year Fellow
Hematology, Oncology

Contact:

James M. Hollands, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Industry and Education Fellowship Programs

Address:

University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Box 34
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8882

Email:

j.hollands@usciences.edu