Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 29-36

Career vistas for Indian medical pharmacologists: A comprehensive review

1 Medical Affairs, Sanofi India Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bibinagar, Hyderabad, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Biosciences, Malaysian Allied Health Sciences Academy, Selangor, Malaysia
4 Medical Affairs, Sanofi India Ltd., Indore, India
5 Drug Safety Division, Novo Nordisk India Ltd., Bengaluru, India
6 Dean, Professor & Chairperson of Pharmacology, RAK College of Medical Sciences, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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Avinash Arivazhahan
Sanofi India Ltd., Raintree Place, McNichols Road, Chetpet, Chennai - 600 031, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpp.jpp_37_21

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Medical postgraduation in India is available across various disciplines, one among them being pharmacology. As with the other MD courses, MD Pharmacology is a 3-year-long course that involves strenuous theoretical, practical, and clinical training. However, the curriculum does not clearly enlighten MD residents on the career vistas available for them once they pass out. The awareness level of majority of MD pharmacology postgraduates or freshers on these career options is meagre due to lack of professional guidance or literature, and hence, majority of them tend to travel along the path that is most commonly traversed by their seniors and peers. This comprehensive review details a few of the different vistas that an MD pharmacologist can pursue, highlighting the scope, roles, responsibilities, and monetary compensation of each, in an honest attempt to educate and enlighten the MD pharmacology fraternity.

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