Student Profiles

Student Backgrounds

Most students have a healthcare background of some type, and have some professional experience. Pharmacists who have practiced in health systems, regulatory agencies, or the pharmaceutical industry are particularly well-suited to this specialty track, but we also have students from other walks of life. Nurses, physicians, and attorneys advising healthcare groups who desire to expand their knowledge to adapt to the changing drug regulatory landscape are also perfect for this degree specialty track!

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Students come from a variety of backgrounds with at least a B.S. 

  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Hospital Administration
  • Legal with healthcare focus
  • Regulatory Affairs department/agency
  • State Boards for medical professionals
  • Medical Affairs divisions of biopharma
  • Federal or state regulatory agency
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Does this sound like you? Meet some of our students:

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DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY

B.F.

B.F. is a Director of Pharmacy at a mid-size health system and has managed pivotal issues related to state drug regulations, institutional compliance, billing fraud and abuse, and controlled substances. The regulatory environment seems to be getting more complicated and she wants to know how to manage the change.

REGULATORY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

P.M.

P.M. has worked for the FDA and interacts routinely with biopharma regulatory and medical affairs professionals. He is keen to grow in his job to expand his collaborations with other state and federal agencies and key constituents.

ATTORNEY FOR SPECIALTY PHARMACY

R.Z.

R.Z. is an attorney that advises the fast-growing field of specialty pharmacy on compounding, manufacture, distribution, and compliance. She wants to have a better understanding of how to address rapidly changing federal and state issues.

MANAGED MARKET ACCOUNT MANAGER, LARGE PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURER

John Berry, 2013 graduate of the M.S. + M.B.A. concurrent program, pharmaceutical regulation track

"Working on the manufacturer side of the pharmaceutical industry, I wanted to have a heavier focus on policy and healthcare reform. This program definitely helped provide insight in the critical issues of the day. I found the subject matter to be very applicable to the issues and day-to-day circumstances that I dealt with in my workplace. Important skills were enhanced, like being able to problem-solve, do research, communicate more effectively in writing, and find my own solutions to challenges."