Pharmacovigilance discipline has already emerged as a distinct department/global cell altogether. Presently, there are ample openings as the demand for the trained pool is high and the supply is scarce.
Currently, many courses are being offered for Pharmacovigilance training with a view to increase the number of trained candidates for accomplishing the Industry requirement. However, there is a dearth of practical aspects included in these academic training to mold students into competent professionals.
The course curriculum in addition to theoretical pharmacovigilance training fundamentals and guidelines should comprise of stringent practical work hours. Without having practical exposure, it is difficult for a trainee to be absorbed in an Industry that is techno-savvy and highly advanced as far as operational pharmacovigilance skills are concerned.