Monday, April 5, 2010

International Medical Graduates (Doctors) @ Clinical research in USA

Hello friends, here I want to give some basic info about Clinical research & drug safety ,how this will help you to settle in USA without residency. Of course some may keep this as a backup while they pursue their dream of residency in US.

Residency is not the only way for doctors to work here legally. There are many opportunity in clinical research field mainly as, clinical research associate, monitoring specialist,drug safety physician, & pharmacovigilence scientist.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


The CRA(s) in accordance with the sponsor’s ( the pharma company) requirements should ensure that the trial is conducted and documented properly by carrying out the necessary activities when relevant and necessary to the trial and the trial site.

CRA acts as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigator site. ( Hospital)

CRA Verifies that the investigator has adequate qualifications and resources and remain adequate throughout the trial period, facilities, including laboratories, equipment, and staff, is adequate to safely and properly conduct the trial and remain adequate throughout the trial period.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pharmacovigilance (PV) or drug safety

Pharmacovigilance (PV) or drug safety is the pharmacological science relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention adverse reactions, particularly long term and short term side effects of medicines.

Generally speaking, pharmacovigilance is the science of collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating information from healthcare providers and patients on the adverse effects of medications, biological products

Clinical research & Clinical trials

Clinical research is a branch of medical science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relief of symptoms in a disease

Clinical trials are conducted to allow safety and efficacy data to be collected for new drugs or devices. These trials can only take place once satisfactory information has been gathered on the quality of the product and its clinical safety.

Questions & Answers

Let me explain in Q & A format.

Can we (IMG Doctors) work in US without residency?

Yes. Residency is not the only way for doctors to work here legally. There are many opportunity in clinical research field mainly as clinical research associate,monitoring specialist ,drug safety physician & pharmacovigilence scientist.

What VISA do we need to work? ( For non-US citizens & GC holders)

H1 B (specialty worker).

What will the compensation or annual CTC (salary)?

Depends on the experience and ranges from 80-140k annually. You will be working in pharmaceuticals companies, America’s highest revenue industry and it is rescission proof.

What other skills do you need to have to qualify for this drug safety associate position?

Apart from your Clinical knowledge, you need to know about ICH guidelines and FDA rules.

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Good Luck in your future endeavors