Nowadays, clinical trials are a cornerstone of the improvement of the quality of life. Through a clinical trial, a new product is tested from a drug with potential to treat a more aggressive type of cancer to a new device, such as a pacemaker. These products need to be evaluated and controlled to assure that benefits will surpass risks, to confirm that the effect produced is the observed in the preclinical studies so they can reach the market, so the patients can benefit from a good clinical practice. However, clinical trials are expensive processes, long and complicated. This is why it is important to have a constant and thorough monitoring. In this way, errors are decreased and the possibility to obtain reliable and successful results increase.
After obtaining my certificate of Clinical Trials Management at the University of Chicago, I understood the importance of the monitor. The monitor is to the clinical trial what the latter one is to the quality of life; it is important to monitor correctly if reliability and security are to be the foundation of a medical practice based on the excellence and evidence. This is the main reason why I decided to apply for this trainee job. Regulatory and Medical Affairs ensure the compliance with the regulations that are established, and this is vital for the safety and effectiveness of the products that are to be marketed.
As a pharmacy student, throughout my degree I am taught the importance of treating patients with effective drugs and my certificate in management has taught me that this process is very exhaustive. There are many different guidelines to follow –SOPs, GCPs and ICH to mention some- in order to have the trust of the patient that buys the product.
I believe I can extrapolate all my knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry to the industry of cosmetics, since after all the customers using the product want to be sure of the effectiveness and, of course, the safety.