In our Student and Alumni Profile series, we will regularly feature students and alumni to give you a glimpse of who we are, and more importantly, offer you insights and perspectives if you plan to walk the same path. Meet Stuart Black, an experienced scientist who completed our Certificate in Advanced Clinical Research last year and is now working with Amicus Therapeutics.
If you are a doctor born and educated outside the US, and have tried to practice medicine in the US, you know that it is a long and tedious journey. All states have various requirements that need to be satisfied in order to practice medicine, such as studying for and successfully completing the so-called “STEP” exams, as there are three steps to completion. Additionally, there is a certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates that must be completed. Finally, proficiency in English and participating in a medical residency, which can take years, and a great deal of money, completes the requirements. Not to mention the emotional, financial and social toll these processes can take on you if you cannot clear any step or fail to find a good residency program.
When you think of a pharmacist, you may envision a professional in a white coat dispensing your prescriptions, or a professional in a hospital setting, ensuring that patients receive the medications they need.
In our Student and Alumni Profile series, we will regularly feature students and alumni to give you a glimpse of who we are, and more importantly, offer you insights and perspectives if you plan to walk the same path. Meet Rudolf Malle, who completed our Clinical Trial Management program and is currently working as Oncology Clinical Trials Manager at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York.
When a new drug is introduced in the market, it has to go through the standard procedures of going through clinical trials. Many new methodologies using technology are introduced to test and analyze these drugs before they reach the consumers. All standards of safety are practiced to ensure a healthier life for the public.