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VP Medical Strategy, Medical Education at Pharmaceutical Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States —

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pharmaceutical Company
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 1/19/20

Job ID: 136400

Job Description

Full-service medical education company, is seeking a Vice President, Medical Strategy to be the internal medical-scientific expert providing strategic leadership on all relevant medical content featured in grant requests, and collaborative guidance on educational design and innovation to support business development goals. 

The primary responsibility of this position is to guide, in alignment and collaboration with Educational Strategy team, all grant requests including: gap analyses/needs assessments, compelling executive summaries, budgets, and outcomes design strategy. The role will oversee medical content development for approved therapeutic area grants, ensure grant commitments are met or exceeded and provide oversight for all organizational Medical Strategy activities.


Business Development:

  • Provide strategic insight regarding emerging trends and new developments in the broader healthcare delivery system (primarily U.S.)
  • Support new business opportunities and strategic plan that are justifiable from a grantor/external stakeholder perspective as well as from an internal profitability standpoint
  • Develop and update revenue forecasts/targets in collaboration with Educational Strategy team
  • Degree in one or more of the following: MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, and/or MS
  • 8+ years’ experience in CME and, ideally, some clinical practice experience. CME experience must include educational design, content development and outcomes assessment for a medical education company or biopharma company
  • Develop and/or provide timely oversight for all grant proposals including needs assessments, gap analysis, educational designs/teaching formats and budgets according to identified external stakeholder needs and to meet internal financial goals
  • Understand and oversee educational design execution that include measurable outcomes according to internal and external stakeholder expectations and the promised deliverables
  • Provide input on educational content Distribution Partner plans, including innovative methods to reach target audiences
  • Provide input on accreditation partners based on promised deliverables
  • Participate as a team member in live and virtual capabilities or outcomes presentations to external stakeholders, presenting all portions designated under Medical Strategy’s purview

Scientific Content:

  • Provide medical expertise oversight to Medical Director and Medical Writer staff for implementation of all initiatives in alignment with promised outcomes and deliverables
  • Collaboratively develop new educational designs/formats and provide content support to execute these designs, as well as supervise others who develop content for scientific accuracy, and compliance
  • Guide content management, including realistic timelines that adhere to planned project scope and deliverables

General Management:

  • Ensure corporate adherence to all external and internal compliance policies and guidelines, to include ACCME and CME sponsor policies and guidelines
  • Mentor the efforts of internal and freelance medical writers and copyeditors as needed
  • Up to 25% travel required in this position (including nights and weekends)


  • Understand budgeting and profitability
  • Understand the scientific content development process for continuing medical education activities in a medical education agency environment
  • Experience in multiple therapeutic areas including but not limited to Allergy/Immunology, Gastroenterology, Neuroscience/Psychiatry, Oncology/Hematology and Rheumatology
  • Knowledge of industry and current CME guidelines (ie; OIG, HIPAA, PhRMA, ACCME) and stakeholder expectations
  • Knowledge of educational design and measurable outcomes
  • Able to conduct literature searches in order to identify unmet medical needs, develop needs assessments and validate medical content
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent organizational, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


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