In the Perspectives series, MAPS Americas Region President, John Pracyk, MD, PhD, MBA speaks with leaders from Johnson & Johnson, where John was Integrated Leader, Medical Affairs, Preclinical and Clinical Research at DePuy Synthes Spine (a J&J company). Rather than publishing each interview separately, John has chosen to organize these interviews by topic, distilling the opinions of J&J thought leaders to demonstrate consensus or offer distinct viewpoints on issues of importance for the practice of Medical Affairs.
We previously explored transitioning between therapeutic areas and here, building on that theme, we are going to explore a bolder vision of career development that entails moving across sectors; namely, crossing over between Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Vision, and Consumer Health.
In fact, this movement between sectors has proven to be a favorite topic here at MAPS, covered in Elevate articles, annual meeting workshops, and even podcasts. Why is this the case? In large part, it is because the boundaries are blurring between sectors as a more comprehensive view of both diagnostics and multi-modality therapeutics begin to coalesce to better mirror the patient’s journey through the disease process.
In this installment, we will be examining how some of the top Medical Affairs leaders from Johnson & Johnson think about career development across the different sectors.