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Potential paths with clinical trial background

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Hi All,

I'm a 28 y/o white male, educational background is in pharmacy, GPA:4.0. I’ve also attended an MD/PhD program for about a year, but decided to take a leave of absence, which I technically am still on. Both programs were at a top university in Europe.

I’ve been working in clinical trial management at a well-known, large academic center on the west coast for about 3 years now and I’m also consulting at a couple of local biotech startups. I’m looking to transition to the industry full-time this year. I’ve had a strong interest in diversifying my background to include more formal business training, specifically geared towards healthcare/pharma.

This and a handful of other forums have been quite informative so far. However, I haven't been able to find a lot on people with clinical (trial) backgrounds wanting to pursue an MBA.

I would be most appreciative for any and all advice.

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New post 25 Jul 2018, 19:55
Hi IliaT112,

Thank you for your post. You, indeed, would bring a diversity of perspective to a classroom. Your background would be fascinating to Adcoms, especially if you can clearly express your need for an MBA. I would require additional information about your profile and your professional aspirations to assess your profile. If you are interested in an evaluation, please reach out (contact details in signature).

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Hi All,

I'm a 28 y/o white male, educational background is in pharmacy, GPA:4.0. I’ve also attended an MD/PhD program for about a year, but decided to take a leave of absence, which I technically am still on. Both programs were at a top university in Europe.

I’ve been working in clinical trial management at a well-known, large academic center on the west coast for about 3 years now and I’m also consulting at a couple of local biotech startups. I’m looking to transition to the industry full-time this year. I’ve had a strong interest in diversifying my background to include more formal business training, specifically geared towards healthcare/pharma.

This and a handful of other forums have been quite informative so far. However, I haven't been able to find a lot on people with clinical (trial) backgrounds wanting to pursue an MBA.

I would be most appreciative for any and all advice.

Thank you

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New post 29 Jul 2018, 03:32
Just because you haven't seen a lot of applicants with that background on this forum doesn't mean that it isn't desired by the admissions committees. Especially HBS is pursuing STEM folks where an MBA would add a lot of value and it would also have a big impact.

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