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The World of Consulting—A Few Words of Advice 

Career Success Feb16After 25+ years of working in clinical pharmacology within the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to begin consulting in 2008. Over the past eight years, many people have asked me to describe the world of consulting. For this article, I define consulting as one person working with companies, providing advice on various aspects of their development program.

For those seeking advice on whether they should consider consulting, I offer the following guidance.

(Read the full article on our Career Success page!) 

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AAPS Distinguished Scientist Interview Series

The Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Video Interview Series was originally created by Arthur Mlodozeniec, Ph.D., in 1987 and continued by Leslie Z. Benet, Ph.D., in 2007 to explore the experiences of pharmaceutical science leaders and ultimately to document the evolution of pharmaceutical technologies and pharmaceutics. Two to three new discussions about the current state of the pharmaceutical sciences are added every year.

View the Distinguished Scientist Video Series here. »

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AAPS Education Courses

AAPS offers educational courses for sale, including a short course on transferring technology from development to commercial manufacturing, a DVD on ligand binding assays, and a CD on basic dissolution testing.

Learn more about AAPS Education Courses here. »

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AAPS Sections for Students

AAPS sections provide topic-based resources for students. Learn more about your section's student resources by selecting your section below.


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Past AAPS Keynote and Plenary Sessions

Keynote and plenary sessions from recent AAPS meetings provided below are made available on a case-by-case basis. Looking for something that you don't see here?Past short course and workshop presentations from AAPS meetings can be found in Past Meeting Presentations.

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