ONLY MEDICS: Aftermath of the Physician to Pharma Event

Only Medics held this year’s renowned Physician to Pharma event at the Hilton hotel in Reading on November 12th 2015.

Physician to Pharma was created to help smooth the transition of non-industry medics into pharmaceutical roles, it offers unmatched career advice and access to existing members of industry including talent acquisition and hiring departments.

The day involves:

  •     Industry presentations from Medical Directors and from a Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine representative relevant to Pharmaceutical Physicians
  •     Interactive workshops and bespoke exercises that encourage, communication, collaboration and thought leadership
  •     Focus on education and training for new-to industry medics whilst testing their skills in front of hiring managers and industry professionals
  •     Dedicated networking time throughout the day

Our clients who attend the event gain many benefits such as:

  •     Access to the highest calibre of candidates as all physicians are assessed before the event ensuring they are committed
  •     Unique opportunity to network with best new-to-industry talent in one day
  •     Alternative solutions to any immediate hiring needs whilst also being a long term recruitment pipeline plan

Thanks to the great success of last year’s event Physician to Pharma is now being recognised by many industry professionals, with double the number of delegates now attending.

DSC_1321Only Medics Director, Spencer Marsh comments:
“The 2016 event was a huge success.
 Over 50 physicians and industry professionals took part and contributed to the event. Via a series of presentations, workshops and dedicated networking sessions.
A number of globally recognised pharma companies were present and following the events successful introductions it looks as though a number of physicians will have a promising start to their careers within industry.

Below is some feedback from clients and candidates who attended the conference.


“I really enjoyed the event, and more importantly it was extremely beneficial for anyone who has an interest in the industry who are entering fresh from the NHS. It gives them a really good understanding and great conceptual awareness of the main themes that are involved when being a medic within the Pharmaceutical industry.
Physician to Pharma also gives attendees a chance to discuss the job roles amongst their peers, particularly in the workshops that took place. Which for me provided some really stimulating interactions and encouraged conversations with some really insightful comments.
I have personally been really impressed with the content, themes and knowledge of the participants in both workshops organised today and I want to congratulate Only Medics on putting together this exceptionally well run, organised and targeted group of individuals. What the company has achieved is inspiring and I think it should continue for years to come.”


“My expectations of the conference were that I would be given guidance to prepare me for interviews and the application process for going into the pharmaceutical industry and I can happily say that the day more than enough lived up to those expectations as I feel a lot more confident about my transition into the industry.
I particularly liked the networking and role play aspects that took place, as I know many companies apply role playing activities to the selection process, which for me personally is very daunting.  However, Physician to Pharma has given me a lot more confidence for that type of scenario.
I would 100% recommend Only Medics and the event, in my own experience I have never heard of an event quite like this. I had travelled from Ireland specifically for Physician to Pharma and the information and feedback I have received is second to none, as a new starter in the pharmaceutical industry, this is experience has been invaluable.”

Only Medics is a well-established specialist staffing company that focuses on the recruitment of physicians for the pharmaceutical industry, clinical research organisations, regulatory authorities and biotechnology companies. Only Medics not only recruits in the UK but also globally for both permanent and interim medical assignments. Only Medics is part of the Clinical Professionals group, an award winning and pan European life science staffing business that is part of the CPL Resources Group.

If you wish to talk to one of our consultants about any hiring needs, please contact us:

UK Office
+44(0)1189 522799
EU Office
+44(0)2078 221719

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