What does a VP, Medical Affairs do?

Medical managers are administrators who plan, coordinate, and oversee the process of providing healthcare services. They are involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of a healthcare facility, clinic, or medical department. Their primary responsible is patient care and safety, and creating systems that support that objective. They create and implement strategic plans, manage budgets, and lead and supervise staff. They are accountable for ensuring staff and the facility are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Medical managers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in a business or health administration field, although an advanced degree is an asset. They have an extensive background in administrative or healthcare roles, and must be excellent project managers. These positions require familiarity with healthcare laws and regulations.

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

VP, Medical Affairs Salaries

Average Base Pay

$226,872 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $227K
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VP, Medical Affairs Career Path

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Sarepta TherapeuticsSarepta Therapeutics
Executive Medical Director
Oct 16, 2021

“There is one Head of Department that is by the far the worst manager I've observed in my career.”

J&Y Law FirmJ&Y Law Firm
Intake Manager
Oct 2, 2021

“I have yet to have a bad experience here and I am going on 3 years.”

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical CenterKingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Medical Residency Coordinator
Dec 13, 2020

“Working independately and great director to work for.”

International SOSInternational SOS
Medical Director
Jul 2, 2021

“Great career opportunity and learning platform.”

UCB Pharma
Medical Affairs
Jan 10, 2021

“Good colleagues depending on your department”

Fresenius Medical CareFresenius Medical Care
Fresenius Medical Care
Jul 1, 2021

“good people to work with”

Medical Manager
Mar 4, 2020

“Great people to work with”

Senior Medical Manager
Feb 10, 2021

“Perfect track for my career”

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