Eli Lilly and Company Global Medical Information: Pharmacy Student Clerkships in Industry


With the growing need for clinical clerkship sites, Eli Lilly and Company continues to expand opportunities available to PharmD students. This paper presents the drug information clinical clerkship program for Eli Lilly and Company in Global Medical Information within the regulatory component. Goals for the drug information clerkship program include: providing the student with experience in drug information, exposing the student to the pharmaceutical industry, strengthening the student’s verbal and written communication skills, improving the student’s ability to perform computerized literature searching, and more importantly, improving the student’s literature evaluation skills. These goals are accomplished through five objectives consisting of: 1. Developing a familiarity with various drug information sources, 2. Completing special projects, 3. Answering requests from health care professionals, 4. Developing an appreciation of differences in industrial versus institutional settings, and 5. Developing an awareness of corporate organization and responsibilities. Benefits of this drug information clerkship are appreciated by the student, by the school, and by Eli Lilly and Company.

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Riggins, J.L., Winn, J.L. Eli Lilly and Company Global Medical Information: Pharmacy Student Clerkships in Industry. Ther Innov Regul Sci 32, 283–288 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1177/009286159803200137

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  • Pharmacy student
  • Industry
  • Clerkship
  • Drug information
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