Pharmaceutical sales reps need to keep current on all new industry technology and entry level reps need to be well educated to enter a career in pharmaceutical sales.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
The NAPSRx announced today that it has received a small grant and awarded the 2014 Kennedy Educational Award in Washington, D.C. to support the future establishment and implementation of advanced Pharmaceutical Sales Vocational Educational and Online Training. The NAPSRx’s CNPR Certification and other advanced pharmaceutical sales training will provide technical assistance, training and resources to all of its online students, members and also through over 300 higher education university as well as college institutions on issues related to new medicines in development, drug efficacy, pharmacodynamics, PHRMA regulations, drug sampling guidelines, intrinsic activity, generic drugs, package insert information, drug patenting, E-prescribing, clinical trials and much more.
"Students need up-to-day, relative and comprehensive vocational education if they want to succeed in a pharmaceutical sales career and need to be able to focus on e-learning and improve upon career advancement opportunities," said Education Director of the NAPSRX, Brad Sullivan. "This grant will allow the NAPSRx and its CNPR Certification and other advanced pharmaceutical sales training programs to establish an online vertical to help build, improve and maintain vocational pharmaceutical sales training in schools and close the achievement gap."
The Kennedy grant will for the first year of a three-year project be able to provide the NAPSRx with a reliable resource for information that can be used to plan new and improved online educational programs for all levels and therapeutic areas of pharmaceutical sales. The Kennedy Award will also develop resources and assemble best practices on issues related to the Hatch-Waxman Act, regulatory compliance in drug labeling and promotion, Medicare/Medicaid issues, Research and Development of new drugs, clinical trials, drug discovery, vaccines, gene therapy, stem cells, pharmaceutical selling and Ethical Regulatory Guidelines and drug patents. More information is available at the NAPSRx website.
The National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives® (NAPSRx®) is the United States largest trade association for sales reps, sales managers and sales trainers who work in the pharmaceutical industry. NAPSRx® represents sales representatives who work in the pharmaceutical industry and provides Continuing Medical Education to its members as well as candidates who look to enter a pharmaceutical sales career. The NAPSRx® (National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives®) is widely known for its CNPR® Certification Training Program which provides vocational education for individuals looking to enter a pharmaceutical sales career. It is important for aspiring pharmaceutical sales applicants to include their CNPR® Certification on their resume to qualify for interviews. The CNPR® Certification provides necessary job prerequisites, such as: product/industry knowledge; selling guidelines and regulations; medical terminology; pharmaceutical selling techniques; drug sampling; physician detailing; introduction to pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. The CNPR® Certification Program is available by correspondence directly through the NAPSRx® or can also be taken at over 300 universities/colleges in the United States.
Candidates Who Want to Break into Pharmaceutical Sales – The NAPSRx® helps thousands of individuals annually enter a career in pharmaceutical sales. The NAPSRx® CNPR® College Accredited Certification Program for Pharmaceutical Sales provides applicants with the necessary pharmaceutical, medical and science background that pharma companies look for from qualified applicants. The NAPSRx® also maintains an Career Center for entry level candidates where they can find openings with companies hiring individuals with no prior pharmaceutical sales experience.
Current Pharmaceutical Reps – The NAPSRx® provides industry news, CME (Continuing Medical Education), medical journal updates, recent clinical research, local meeting, conventions, conferences, Career Center, Job Listings, and recruiter contacts to our over 50,000 pharmaceutical sales rep members.
Current Pharmaceutical Reps - The NAPSRx® provides a network resource to pharmaceutical companies when seeking to hire for pharmaceutical sales rep positions. The NAPSRx® can email job notices plus list job openings to our CNPR Trained applicants and to our over 50,000 experienced pharmaceutical sales rep members. A long list of pharmaceutical companies have utilized the NAPSRx® when they look to add to their sales force. (Past advertisers include: Novartis, Sepracor, Merck, PDI, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Innovex, Eli Lilly, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Andrx Laboratories, Forest Pharmaceuticals, BIOGEN, Sanofi-Aventis, PD Labs plus many more). Contact us if your company is seeking to hire for pharmaceutical sales.
As a Kennedy award recipient the NAPSRX will implement programs that help students make progress toward a career in pharmaceutical and their job pre-requisites. For more information please visit the NAPSRx website.