What do you do in your current role?
As a consultant, I work with numerous pharmaceutical and device manufacturers on reimbursement and product commercialization strategies for new drugs or devices entering the market. This typically means (depending on the project) we offer the client either a high level or granular approach on how they may be affected by Medicare, Medicaid or Private Payers from the reimbursement perspective and advise them on how they would receive optimal reimbursement for their product. On the commercialization end, we walk clients through coverage and coding options that would be necessary for a successful product launch.
What is something that SLU LAW does right in order to prepare students for success on the job market?
SLU LAW provides an environment that places the students’ interests at the center of the equation. With a diverse faculty, the University offers a broad bandwidth of experience that translates into helping the student both inside and outside the classroom. The Office of Career Services provides students with an intimate, personalized interaction that is often the catalyst for future opportunities post-graduation.
What was your most valuable experience at SLU LAW and how has this experience helped you in your career path?
My health law course load allowed me to be a step ahead of many of my colleagues upon entering the working world. The detail and care the faculty gave to cultivating our thought process was always beyond impressive. My time spent serving on SGA my 1L and 2L year also helped honed leadership qualities that have proven useful post-grad.
What advice would you give to students beginning their legal career at SLU LAW?
My biggest piece of advice would be that if you need help in any way, feel comfortable asking. As an entering first-year student, you're used to being the best and the brightest among your peers. This also means that as young adults it’s fair to say you're very comfortable with our learning and social preferences before walking through the doors on your first day. Law school isn't easy at all, but each student at SLU LAW is lucky enough to have a fantastic faculty that has years of experience in the legal profession. Use your resources, and never be afraid to sit down and talk to teachers. If you need extra help from a teacher, be sure to stay until you get it. If you need assistance getting a job, set up some time with Career Services. The SLU administration and faculty are always open to helping solve the problem – you just have to ask.