CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Science Liaison Society (MSL Society), the only non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to the global medical science liaison (MSL) profession, announced today the launch of a new Internship Program in conjunction with the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.
The new Internship Program is part of the Immersion Program to Advance Career Training (ImPACT) at the University of North Carolina, and is an expansion of the university's' Training Initiatives in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS) program.
The program will begin in March, 2017. Interns will be paid by the university, and gain invaluable exposure and knowledge about the MSL role by engaging with MSL leaders, assisting in original research projects, and participating in a variety of training events that prepare them for MSL careers.
"We are very excited about the new Internship Program between UNC and the MSL Society," commented Patrick Brandt, PhD, Director of Career Development and Training at the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Graduate Education. "The MSL Society is the credible source of information for aspiring MSLs. Many of our trainees at UNC are interested in the career path, but lack a deep understanding of the MSL role. The MSL Society's Internship Program will give interns unique experiences and the necessary knowledge, experience, and confidence to be successful MSLs."
"The MSL role is dynamic and rapidly-growing. The new Internship Program is a unique opportunity for UNC students who wish to pursue an MSL career," stated Dr. Samuel Dyer, CEO of the MSL Society. "Interns will develop a level of knowledge and perspective that cannot be gained elsewhere. We are excited to be working with UNC on this unique Internship Program."
About the Medical Science Liaison Society
The Medical Science Liaison Society is the only nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the global MSL profession. The Society is the primary global resource for MSL professionals in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, CRO, and other healthcare industries. The organization provides resources for professional growth and development opportunities, hosts the only job board for MSLs, and conducts live MSL training programs and events, including its annual conference in Las Vegas.
For more information visit: http://www.themsls.org.
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