Skip to main content
SEARCH
 A hand handing over capsule pills of medicine from to another hand.

IQVIA Interface - Kareem’s Clinical Pharmacist career story

Kareem Mohamed joined IQVIA Interface in 2023 as a Clinical Pharmacist after having previously worked as a Primary Care Network (PCN) Pharmacist. 

Our Clinical Pharmacists play a huge part in any healthcare team, providing direct patient care to improve health and wellness.

We caught up with Kareem for some Q&A insight into his IQVIA journey so far and to get a glimpse into what the role of a Clinical Pharmacist has to offer.

Q: What attracted you to IQVIA, how has your experience matched your expectations?

A: Joining IQVIA Interface was the perfect stepping stone after my previous role of three years as a PCN Pharmacist and it’s really helped me work on my pharmacy skills.

The idea of being able to work with an organisation that is at the interface between the NHS and Pharmaceutical companies definitely appealed to me. As a platform, you can best provide GP surgeries around the UK with valuable support that creates change beyond working in a single geographical area. 

I was also attracted by IQVIA’s culture of personal growth and development which has been incredibly encouraging in my experience so far.

Q: Can you share any insights into training and onboarding?

A: The training and onboarding process was quite thorough. I was provided with the means needed for my role (such as a laptop and mobile etc) and met with the Regional Associate Director on the first day. 

The following four to five weeks involved completing mandatory training modules, shadowing a variety of colleagues and training in my first clinical therapy area which was Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

After shadowing several clinics and completing my COPD review training, I was signed off to run the service on my own. Since then, my scope of practice has started to increase with Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)/disease prevalence support as well as project management in my calendar. 

This role with IQVIA has really enabled me to work on my project management techniques and get to grips with my Clinical Pharmacist duties.

Q: How would you describe the company culture, how has it supported your professional growth?

A: IQVIA’s culture encourages you to keep moving forward and grow beyond your first few steps.

My manager and colleagues noticed different interests of mine which opened open conversation streams I otherwise wouldn’t have had. They also encouraged me to take on a large NHS project and have supported me throughout the journey. 

Q: How does IQVIA invest in employee development?

A: During my induction, I was recommended to sign up for a few additional learning edge modules on the IQVIA hub which have been incredibly useful. 

My manager regularly checks in with me and where growth opportunities are identified, she has always worked hard to take them beyond just the initial idea, paving the way for further personal development. Other colleagues I’ve spoken with have noted the same!

Q: Can you share a memorable moment that has shaped your career journey at IQVIA?

A: My career journey at IQVIA is still young! However, in my previous role, the idea of conducting a thorough COPD clinical review terrified me. It was one of the very few clinical areas in which I didn’t feel so confident. 

The day I ran my first successful review before sign-off, the feeling of accomplishment was amazing! 

Q: What advice would you give to someone considering starting their career at IQVIA?

A: At IQVIA, you can be a sponge and soak up the process! 

The development opportunities are truly excellent and the culture fosters growth and improvement at its very core. There’s a lot of flexibility and help from the wider team when it comes to navigating career growth. 

If you’re considering Clinical Pharmacist jobs, IQVIA is happy to help

If you’re inspired by Kareem’s journey, you might be thinking about the next step in your Clinical Pharmacist career. 

At IQVIA, we have bold ambitions when it comes to shaping the global healthcare landscape. We are always seeking visionary professionals to aid us in this mission and truly make a difference. After all, we are firm believers that a business is as good as the people who work there.

If you’re curious to find out more, check out our Clinical Pharmacist jobs today.




List #1

IQVIA Related insights

Group of three young coworkers working together in a sunny office.Man typing on computer keyboard. Woman pointing hand to desktop screen. Horizontal image, blurred background
What does a market access manager do and why should you become one?

Teaser

General

Content Type

Article

Published

17/07/2024

Summary

Market access is all about preparing a drug for market entry, and as such it’s a vitally important part of the drug development process and wider pharmaceutical industry. While for pharmaceutical an

Teaser

Market access is all about preparing a drug for market entry, and as such it’s a vitally important part of the drug development process and wider pharmaceutical industry.

Read more
tablet PC and medical equipments, medical technology concept
How to turn a medical science liaison job into a career

Teaser

Medical Affairs & Services

Content Type

Article

Published

04/07/2024

Summary

Becoming a Medical Science Liaison is a popular career choice for many Doctoral-level candidates seeking a meaningful role within the pharmaceutical industry where they can communicate scientifically

Teaser

We look at the possible medical science liaison career paths that could be available to you.

Read more
Tracey Smith

by

Tracey Smith

Tracey Smith

by

Tracey Smith

A person in a medical jacket holding a box of pills typing on a laptop
Clinical Pharmacist Interview Tips: Securing Your Next Opportunity

Teaser

Patient Centric Services (PCS)

Content Type

Article

Published

04/07/2024

Summary

The clinical pharmacy industry is booming. Since the pandemic, the general public has become more aware of how pharmacists play a vital role in healthcare. Naturally, the market for these roles is al

Teaser

IQVIA has compiled some top Clinical Pharmacist Interview Tips.

Read more
Ruth Lynn

by

Ruth Lynn

Ruth Lynn

by

Ruth Lynn

Amir, clinical pharmacist at IQVIA
Clinical Pharmacist duties - a day in the life

Teaser

Patient Centric Services (PCS)

Content Type

Article

Published

01/07/2024

Summary

If you’ve been doing your research into your next clinical pharmacy-based career, you might find yourself thinking “What are the daily activities of a Clinical Pharmacist?”.  To answer that question

Teaser

We caught up with Amir Khosravi-Nik, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at IQVIA.

Read more
Catherine Scott

by

Catherine Scott

Catherine Scott

by

Catherine Scott

hands holding a red heart against a blue backdrop
5 ways you can celebrate World Well-being Week this year

Teaser

General

Content Type

Article

Published

29/05/2024

Summary

World Well-being Week 2024 is just around the corner. As an organisation with a passion for building a healthier world, our mission is not just confined to healthcare and medical sales, it also exten

Teaser

World Well-being Week 2024 is near, here are 5 ways you can celebrate.

Read more
Ruth Lynn

by

Ruth Lynn

Ruth Lynn

by

Ruth Lynn

Tips on how to keep your work life and home life separate

Teaser

General

Content Type

Article

Published

30/04/2024

Summary

Whether you work remotely, with a hybrid model, or are a careerist who can’t help but mentally take your work home with you when you leave the office, it’s undeniable that the lines between work and

Teaser

Explore learnable skills, tricks, and techniques that can empower you in your lifestyle

Read more
man in white lab coat holding glasses and talking to a man and woman
Why should you work in medical sales?

Teaser

Medical Sales & Services

Content Type

Article

Published

19/03/2024

Summary

Are you wondering if medical sales is a good career? All over the world, the medical and pharmaceutical sectors are booming, and nowhere more so than in the UK. With a thriving ecosystem of research

Teaser

All over the world, the medical and pharmaceutical sectors are booming, and nowhere more so than in the UK.

Read more
Two women on an interview
Navigating Career Growth and Flexibility at IQVIA: a Q&A with Lucy

Teaser

General

Content Type

Article

Published

05/02/2024

Summary

Lucy Manning sits in our clinical trials team, but that’s not where her career started at IQVIA. It all began at the back end of 2022 when Lucy took on a fixed-term contract as a Project Support Coo

Teaser

Lucy took on a fixed-term contract as a Project Support Coordinator. . But that did not signal the end of her time working with us.

Read more
doctor and medical sales representative shake hands
The Ultimate A-Z of Becoming a Medical Sales Rep

Teaser

Sales

Content Type

Article

Published

02/02/2024

Summary

Does the idea of being a medical sales rep excite you? This crucial position lets you make connections with companies and practitioners in the medical field. It’s also a growing and dynamic industry.

Teaser

This crucial position lets you make connections with companies and practitioners in the medical field.

Read more
female phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a male
How to become a phlebotomist

Teaser

Patient Centric Services (PCS)

Content Type

Article

Published

04/01/2024

Summary

Are you ready to step into a career that's both rewarding and accessible? Becoming a phlebotomist could be your ticket into the thriving world of healthcare. It's not just about drawing blood; it's ab

Teaser

Ready to discover how you could take the leap into this exciting field?

Read more
Young sad female nurse, doctor, carer looking through window, wearing face mask gazing at sun
Marissa's inspiring journey as a nurse advisor at IQVIA

Teaser

Medical

Content Type

Article

Published

20/11/2023

Summary

In the tapestry of healthcare, where expertise meets innovation, individuals like Marissa, a Senior Nurse Advisor at IQVIA, play a pivotal role.  Marissa has not only learned from challenges but has e

Teaser

If you consider the path of a Nurse Advisor, Marissa's story is a testament to the opportunities and fulfilment that await at IQVIA.

Read more
Human resources officer (headhunter, personnel) looking for a key account manager.
How the best key account managers stand out from the rest

Teaser

Sales

Content Type

Article

Published

13/11/2023

Summary

A guide to excelling in Key Account Manager jobs in healthcare In the dynamic landscape of the healthcare industry, the role of a Key Account Manager (KAM) is pivotal. Experienced account managers con

Teaser

Read on to explore the essential aspects of excelling as a Key Account Manager.

Read more