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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 an additional external rotation. The fellow will hone skills in critiquing and communicating complex scientific information to a variety of audiences, including consumers, 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 clinical decision resource organizations (CDROs) such as compendia, value framework organizations etc. The program offers opportunities to expand knowledge on managed care markets through customer engagement, projects, conferences, and a real-world experiential rotation in pharmacy benefits management. Fellows will also have opportunities to collaborate cross-functionally with Medical Affairs, Real World Value & Evidence (RWV&E), and/or Market Access, based upon availability.

The two-year fellowship offers two unique rotations that enable fellows to advance and apply skills across industry 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 compendia
  • Participate in the creation and 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
  • Support development of Voice-of-Customer (VOC) reports, including analysis of inquiries received by Janssen Medical Information Communication Channel and identification of trends/key insights
  • Support therapeutic area value assessment framework reviews

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

Current fellows

Phuong Nguyen, PharmDPhuong Nguyen, PharmD
First Year Fellow in Immunology
University of Minnesota, Class of 2020
pnguyen1630@usciences.edu 

 

 

Andrew Knapp, PharmDAndrew Knapp, PharmD
First Year Fellow in Solid Tumor Oncology
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020
aknapp@usciences.edu

 

 

Mohsan IfkitharMohsan Iftikhar, PharmD
Second Year Fellow in Hematology, Oncology
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Class of 2019
miftikhar2@usciences.edu 

 

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