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SoPE-Acclarent Innovation Scholar Program

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.

For more information about the program and how to apply,  contact Jim Blakely, SoPE EVP & COO, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (703) 879-7711.


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