How Does a Physician Land a Pharma Clinical Development Job?


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Dr. Laura McKain is a board-certified physician with more than ten years of pharmaceutical industry experience. She has experience with clinical-regulatory strategy, study design, protocol writing, Phase 2-4 clinical trials, medical monitoring, safety surveillance, data analysis, and report writing.

She received her medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She was in private practice for over twelve years where her clinical interests included well-women care, contraception, HPV, menopause management, as well as general and high-risk obstetrics.

In 2008 she transitioned her career to the pharmaceutical industry where she was involved in clinical development projects encompassing a broad range of therapeutic areas. She was involved in bringing two new therapeutics to market.

She retired from full-time work, recently. She is now focused on helping other physicians to find new nonclinical careers. She does that in several ways. She is a career coach and resumé expert at

And she is the founder of the Physician Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook Group. Many of you are one of its 17,000 members. It is the premier group where physicians can connect with other physicians, share advice, find job openings, and obtain valuable advice and mentorship about nonclinical careers.

Today Dr. McKain describes strategies for finding a pharma job in the area of Clinical Development.

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