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MASTER OF SCIENCE - MEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

Alumni Testimonials

Student Testimonials

"The program has allowed me to be more vocal in my workplace. I have become more confident in my skill set, working with people, and public speaking. Overall, the courses offered successfully gave us the tools and skills we need for the real world."

Bioclinica Sr. Project Manager, Class of 2017

"Learning new tools and skills has helped me on quality projects, working with cross-functional teams, and communicating ideas to the management that I have had. I do not think I would have learned these tools without being in the MPDM program."

QC Analyst, Class of 2016

"Before I started the program I had no idea how to get a job in the pharmaceutical industry and I held random jobs. Starting this program was one of the best decisions I made for my career. After the program started, I gained a lot of knowledge about the field from the clinical, regulatory and business classes and after one year I started working."

Gilead Clinical Trials Assoc., Class of 2016

"The program has already advanced my career in a way that it would not have had I not been in the program. Three weeks ago I started work as Assistant Director of Radiology at Kaiser Redwood City Medical Campus. The Director, my direct supervisor, told me that it was a combination of my work experience and my MPDM master’s degree that made me an ideal candidate."

Kaiser Assistant Director, Class of 2016

"I have met some very amazing people in this program that I plan to keep in touch with and would be both proud and pleased to work with someday. All-in-all, I am better equipped to move my career forward in the direction that I desire."

Medtronic Clinical Program Mgr, Class of 2016

"Overall I believe that the MPDM program & curriculum was a fantastic way to further my knowledge on drug approval, regulations and development. The professors were all receptive to my questions and willing to share their knowledge and experience. The MPDM program has helped me understand the processes behind medical products, attain employment and further prepare myself for the industry."

Clinical Trial Assistant, Class of 2016

Alumni Testimonial

Georgena Hontalas, Class of 2013

"I’ve recommended this program to a lot of my colleagues at work. You know, a lot of people where I currently work are very interested in pursuing their Master’s. A lot of people don’t know what they want to do."

Michael Morad, Class of 2010

"I think the people that should consider this program are people that are thinking about getting into medical device, biologics, or pharma, or if you’re in the industry, and you want to broaden your skill sets."