On August 8th, 2023, the third-year students of MET Institute of Pharmacy (Degree) received a talk from their esteemed alumnus, Mr. Pranay Pawar, who currently holds the position of Senior Manager Technical Training at Health Recon Connect. With a wealth of expertise spanning over 16 years in ITES/Healthcare/Quality Improvement and possessing a Green Belt certification, Mr. Pawar shared insightful guidance.
He shed light on potential career pathways that open up after completing a B Pharm degree, with a special focus on patient and insurance management, medical coding, drug safety and surveillance. Drawing from his own experiences at Cognizant and UnitedHealth Group, he offered valuable insights into potential job roles and strategies for enhanced productivity.
Furthermore, Mr. Pawar delved into the operational aspects of pharmacy in the United States, ranging from patient care and health insurance management to addressing patient inquiries, revenue collection from insurance providers and the challenges he encountered. He highlighted the solutions that were devised to overcome these challenges.
Towards the conclusion of his talk, Mr. Pawar shared tips on how students can prepare themselves for the industry. He stressed the importance of building a professional network, pursuing certification courses such as Lean Sigma Green Belt and project management and provided guidance on exploring various roles and companies. This comprehensive perspective empowered students to consider diverse career avenues, including operations, talent acquisition and project management, as they chart their future career trajectories.