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Practice Makes Perfect: Training and Performing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Practice Makes Perfect: Training and Performing in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Sunil Gupta, Sunil.Gupta@Quintiles.com

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- "Best Practices in SAS Statistical Programming for Regulatory Submission: Understanding and Applying the QC Plan to Validate Summary Tables" [1]

- "Best Practices in SAS Statistical Programming for Regulatory Submission: Creating Publication-Quality Summary Tables" [2]

- "Effective Clinical Data Acceptance Testing" [3]


These courses are offered through The Center for Professional Advancement, an organization which is CEU accredited.


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Abstract

Within the pharmaceutical industry, there is a constant demand for skilled and qualified professionals at all levels. While getting into the pharmaceutical industry and climbing the corporate ladder is not easy, it can be done. Specifically, pharmaceutical companies and CROs should create career paths that strategically position entry level SAS statistical programmers to junior and then to senior/management level positions. Motivated SAS programmers need to be prepared to meet the growing technical and management challenges.

Initially, a comprehensive instructor led training program needs to be followed by on-the-job training and then effective management and communication classes, for example. This process enables pharmaceutical companies and CROs to successfully grow in this very competitive global environment. The training program and classes need to be based and fully engaged in all three major components: clients working together as CRO partners, products and services helping to reach drug sales goals and employees and managers sharing a common vision. This paper provides insights to best practices in training programs and industry trends for optimal SAS statistical programmer performances.

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Presentation: SAS Global Forum, March 2009 [4]


Paper: [5]


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More information on popular SAS clinical class: Best Practices in SAS Statistical Programming for Regulatory Submission.