Maureen Bot | Senior Manager, Medical Information

Maureen Bot

Senior Manager, Medical Information

Amgen

Sector: Health Science

Born: ON

Location: ON

Education: University

Type: Career Profile

Subjects:

Biology, Chemistry, Health

Management, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacology

Maureen Bot | Senior Manager, Medical Information
Maureen BotSenior Manager, Medical Information
I am motivated by

Being able to help others is what makes me excited about my role. One of the most interesting aspects of my career is learning the science behind Amgen's products. Being able to help patients directly is the part of my job I enjoy the most.

I am motivated by
My career path is

When I was in high school, I never thought I’d be involved in this type of career. My interest in math and science is what led me to pharmacy. My parents and relatives helped influence this decision.  After high school, I entered university where I studied to be a pharmacist. I thought this was what I would do when I graduated. For the most part that is what I did.  I practiced as a community pharmacist for 20 years. Then I worked for an environmental physician and help counsel patients. I entered the pharmaceutical industry in the regulations area before I took on my current role in medical information. Along the way there were challenges when transitioning from clinical to industry. But I worked through those and now enjoy a career that I didn’t know existed when I started. 

My career path is
My advice to others

Be open to new opportunities. Continue learning, network and be persistent.

My advice to others
How I affect people's livesI’m proud that I can help my team in terms of providing support and leadership to help them in their own careers. The quality responses that my team provides allows health care professionals to have the correct information to make informed decisions in the treatment of their patients.
How I affect people's lives
Outside of work I

I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the cottage.

Outside of work I
What I do at work

A large part of the day is spent managing my team of information managers and associates. I also help them fulfill their role of making information on Amgen products available nationally. Sometimes I support them as they respond to health care professionals and the public questions on Amgen products. When necessary, I help the team as they work through issues that come up during the day, whether they be customer complaints or internal issues.

I draw on my pharmacy knowledge and clinical experience to help healthcare professionals and patients make decisions about their own medical treatments. When I make decisions, I gather relevant information and use it to make recommendations. I take an analytical approach to decision making. I’ll check with others for their input before arriving at an answer. While most of my communication is in English, I sometimes use French at work.

What I do at work
About me

I was born/grew up in: Toronto, ON

I now live in: Brampton, ON

I completed my training/education at: Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado

About me

When I was

When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Music
  • Native Studies/Languages
  • Math
  • Physical Education / Health
  • Science
  • Technology
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Brought People Together
  • Played on a sports team
  • Enjoyed working with my hands
  • Wanted to be in charge
  • Felt great satisfaction in getting good grades
  • Wasn't sure what I wanted to do
  • Learned Best by Doing

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