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Meet Wendy Yan, Medical Science Liaison

Tell us about yourself.

I am a wife to a loving husband, a mother of three girls and an aunt to eight nephews and nieces. I am a pharmacist and have 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. My passion is to travel the world. My most recent vacation (just prior to Covid) was visiting my sister’s family who lives in San Francisco and my maid of honour who lives in Seattle. I prefer time indoors in the Winter and outdoors in Spring, Summer and Fall. My favourite book is Lion by Saroo Brierley. My favourite quote is “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” – Zig Ziglar.

What is your current position at Roche Canada?

I’m a Medical Affairs Partner (MAP) – Oncology at Roche Canada. I’m also a Coach within Medical Strategy.

Why did you decide to join Roche?

I decided to join Roche because Roche follows the science and is very forward thinking. Roche provides innovative solutions which enhance the health and quality of life of patients around the world. The company’s values align with mine and I heard great things about its culture and opportunities for growth.

Meet Wendy Yan

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Our impact

The impact of a MAP is that we build relationships and partner with key external stakeholders (patients, patient organizations, healthcare providers, payers etc) across the healthcare ecosystem, identify areas of need and co-create solutions to improve patient care. With in-depth scientific expertise, we integrate insights and data from the ecosystem to create and implement medical strategies to achieve greater outcomes for patients.

The place to Work

Roche is a great place to work as it is guided by its values of integrity, courage and passion, which help shape a culture in which there is an emphasis on a growth mindset. People are self-directed learners who embrace experimentation, risk taking and failing forward. People strive for effective collaboration and honest/trusting teams. There are numerous borderless opportunities to build capabilities. Leaders do not micromanage but rather empower and trust people to make decisions and are there to support your growth and learning.

Our culture

Everyone is engaged and energized in working towards the same purpose, “doing now what patients need next”. Everyone assumes good intentions and respects each other’s ideas so people feel comfortable speaking up. We can come to work as our authentic self.

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