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The role of Medical Advisor or Medical Advisor is usually the next career level for a clinical research doctor. Medical consultants play a critical role in the medical affairs department of pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies.

Medical consultants work closely with regulatory affairs, clinical operations, medical writing, product development, and marketing.

What functions does the Medical Advisor perform?

  • Work with the marketing department to develop marketing strategies and materials.
  • Provides support to the regulatory affairs department in obtaining applicable product licenses
  • Performs analysis of the products of competitors, as well as the portfolio of own products
  • Work with medical/technical writers for the creation of marketing collateral, package inserts, etc.
  • Participate in local and international meetings to represent the company.
  • Clinical pharmacology applied to development and research.
  • Regulatory aspects for the registration of new drugs.
  • Clinical research, which includes market orientation from the early stages to post-marketing research.
  • Pharmacovigilance tasks with active participation of the sales force
  • Competitive analysis of the pharmaceutical market.
  • Participation in the management of the life cycle of a product.
  • Introduction of new products.
  • Sales force training.
  • Orientation to the positioning of the products within a context that prioritizes the rational use of the medicine and the prescriptive orientation through forms and vademecums.
  • Pharmacoeconomic evaluations, with correlation between the therapeutic value and the pharmacoeconomic impact of drugs.
  • Preparation and review of scientific information for professionals and the general public.
  • Participation in scientific updating projects aimed at professionals.
  • Use of evidence-based medicine in promotional messages
  • Collaboration in the organization of local and international scientific events, such as congresses, symposiums, seminars, round tables, etc.
  • Contacts with opinion leaders and scientific societies.
  • Publication and dissemination of the results of clinical research.
  • Search for business opportunities and licenses abroad.
  • Updating the portfolios of the different therapeutic lines.

Qualities of the Medical Advisor

The role of the medical advisor has been evolving to a set of dynamic skills and knowledge oriented towards the business as a whole that allow effective support to the function without forgetting at all the solid pharmacological bases essential for this function.

  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of drug development and marketing concepts.


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