In an effort to provide physicians with a hands-on bioentrepreneurship experience, SoPE launched the Innovation Scholar Program. SoPE works with leading biomed companies interested in offering practical work experience programs for physicians. The Innovation Scholar Program is typically a six-month program beginning; normally beginning in January or July or another time that is mutually convenient with the company and candidate. The selected Innovation Scholar will become an employee of the biomed company and work under the supervision of the leadership team at the biomed company. The biomed company will design a work rotation game plan to provide the Innovation Scholar with hands on experience in key aspects of the biomed business; providing the Innovation Scholar with a broad array of knowledge, skills and experiences in product development and commercialization. SoPE assists in recruiting and screening Innovation Scholar Program candidates, but the biomed company has the employment relationship with the successful candidate.
SoPE is currently in discussions with companies that have an interest General Surgery medical specialty physician candidates for Innovation Scholar Programs. We expect to announce the beginning of the candidate search/application process by July 31st for a January 1st start time frame.
SoPE is currently in discussions with companies that have an interest in ENT medical specialty physician candidates for Innovation Scholar Programs. We expect to announce the beginning of the candidate search/application process by July 31st for a January 1st start time frame.
Unique work/study program providing practical experience for physicians with an interest in learning more about the healthcare innovation commercialization process and biomedical company operations.
Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), a physician led non-profit member organization and Acclarent, a subsidiary of Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, which is the world’s largest diversified healthcare company, announce the introduction of the Innovation Scholar Program for Otolaryngology. The Innovation Scholar Program is a 6 month work/study program for Otolaryngologists who have an interest in learning more about a biomedical company’s life cycle processes for products and services. The Innovation Scholar Program offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the major functions performed by a top-tier biomedical company.
This program is similar in nature to new MBA programs developed by major banks. The Innovation Scholar will be rotated through work assignments in several departments, such as research, product development, manufacturing and distribution. During the program, the successful candidate will become a temporary full-time Acclarent employee with benefits, including heath insurance. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurial physicians to learn about the healthcare innovation commercialization process and the types of employment opportunities for physicians in a biomedical company, while gaining practical work experience.
To find out more about this exciting new program, visit the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs web site www.SoPEnet.org and review the Innovation Scholar Program description. SoPE and Acclarent are accepting applications now for a mutually convenient 2012 program start date at Acclarent headquarters in Menlo Park, California.