Taking a new job..
Hey Pharm fam.
I have some news that I've been a little hesitant about telling you guys because of some of the sentiments thrown around here. You guys know I"m a PA, I also have a Masters degree in Public Health. (MPH)
I can tell you NEVER used the MPH stuff in practice but the program where I went to grad. School offered it almost as a dual degree and it made since for my "Dream Job" which I JUST GOT!!!
I won't disclose the firm, but I'm going to be a Public Policy Advocate for a major player in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. In a way I have the President to thank for this, if not for his healthcare reform I wouldn't have been offered this amazing position. So, I'll be moving close to my family in northern Virginia and working from an office on K street in Washington. (Sorry but I'm just soooo excited about this). We talk a lot about change and how do we persuade our government officials and get them to listen to us patients.
Now I feel as though I really have a chance to affect these issues with this job. So for the skeptics, YES I have to register as a lobbyist but that’s the way we, as patients, get heard. Let me ask for ya'll opinion, do you guys want me to update you guys about what issue I'm working on or will that be boring for ya? I hate to take up space with useless info.
So, August 1st is my first day in DC. I'm required to 60 days notice per my contract but I'm going to work a little longer than that so as to not leave my current co-workers in a bind. I'll be flying up there looking for a house because living with Mom and Dad up there will get old QUICKLY when your in your 20s. haha.