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Managed Care Residency Programs (PGY-1)

Blue Shield of California’s Managed Care Residency Program (PGY-1)

Location: San Francisco, CA Program description: Blue Shield of California’s Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to prepare residents for a career in managed care pharmacy. The program provides opportunities to develop proficient clinical, project management, analytical and leadership skills, and is customized based on the resident’s professional goals. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are prepared for a variety of clinical pharmacist roles, including drug utilization review, quality assurance and improvement, drug information, and formulary management. The program provides residents with the training, skills and experience needed for a successful pharmacy career in today’s healthcare environment.

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • California licensure or eligible candidate for California licensure
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript from a school of pharmacy
  • Preliminary telephone interview
  • Onsite interview for select candidates
  • Participation in the Residency Matching Program, implemented by National Matching Services Inc.

Duration of Program: 12 months; July through June Application Deadline: January 1, 2021 Stipend: $55,000

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental and vision benefits
  • Twenty days paid time off (PTO)
  • Ten paid holidays
  • One healthy day off
  • Paid professional leave for conferences with travel allowances
  • 401k program with match

Envolve Pharmacy Solutions Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY-1)

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA and Woodland Hills, CA Program description: At the completion of this program, which is based in California, the resident will be a competent pharmacist in the managed care setting. Specifically, the resident will be prepared for positions in clinical services, utilization review/prior authorization, medication therapy management, drug information, and formulary and pharmacy benefit strategy and management. The resident will understand basic regulatory requirements for state and federal health programs. Requirements:

  • A graduate of an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy
  • California licensure or eligible candidate for California licensure (Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of California by October 31)
  • An online employment application at: jobs.healthnet.com. Keyword: managed care pharmacy resident.
  • ASHP Resident Matching Program registration
  • Submit to PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service):
    • Letter of intent summarizing your motivation for pursuing a residency in managed care, as well as your short-term and long-term career goals
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation, preferably one from each of the following:
      • Pharmacy school professor
      • Work or internship supervisor
      • An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) preceptor
    • Official transcript sent directly from your school of pharmacy
  • Completion of an onsite interview is required. Selected applicants will be invited by the end of January.

Duration of Program: 12 months; the last Monday in June through the end of June the following year Application Deadline: January 7, 2021 Stipend: $50,000 Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • Paid holidays
  • Personal Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k program eligibility

 

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Inland Empire Health Plan Managed Care Residency Program (PGY-1)

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Program Description:

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is a not-for-profit, rapidly growing Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in California. With a provider network of over 5,000 providers and more than 1,800 employees, we serve over 1.2 million residents of the Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect (Medicare), or the Healthy Kids Program.

Since its inception in 1996 as the region’s first Medi-Cal managed care plan, IEHP’s mission has been to improve the delivery of quality, wellness-based healthcare services for Members with Medi-Cal and Medicare, in partnership with our Providers. As a result of the Healthcare Reform and participation in the California Coordinated Care Initiatives, IEHP has grown to over 1 million members as of January 1, 2015.

The residency program provides an individualized managed care opportunity to develop areas in clinical services, patient centered care, project management and pharmacy leadership. Residents will gain experience in the following areas: Formulary Management, Utilization Management, Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) subcommittee activities, Prior Authorization review, Disease State Management, Pharmacy Operations, and Quality Assurance.

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited school of pharmacy.
  • Eligibility for licensure in California by 07/01/2017 and licensure by 10/31/2017.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • A professional writing sample (i.e. monographs, case reports, in-services or presentations)
  • Most current official transcript (via mail)
  • All other requirements may be sent via email to pharmacyresidency@iehp.org.

Duration of Program: 12 Months

Application Deadline: January 6, 2019

Stipend: $57,000

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • 18 days (3.6 weeks) of paid time off
  • 11 paid holidays

Central Valley Kaiser Permanente Managed Care Residency Program (PGY-1)

Location: Central Valley, CA

Program Description:

Our managed care pharmacy residency is an organized, directed, one-year postgraduate training program centered on developing the residents’ knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to pursue rational drug therapy and assume leadership roles in managed care settings.

Our residents are trained to be successful clinical pharmacists and leaders at every level of a managed care organization, including entry-level supervisors, clinical inpatient and ambulatory care pharmacists, and drug utilization or formulary pharmacist managers. In addition to experiences that are common to general practice PGY1 pharmacy residencies, our program provides experience in unique pharmacy practices like operations and organization management, clinical strategy, drug use management, and formulary management.

Our program’s overall goal is not only to provide residents with practical experience and training, but to encourage the lifelong pursuit of professional and personal development.

Acceptance Requirements:

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of California by July 1st (or by start of program)
  • Must be licensed as a Pharmacist in the state of California by January 1st. PGY1 Residents who have not obtained a California Pharmacist license by January 1st are placed on suspension until license is obtained. To ensure that all residents complete at least two-thirds (eight months) of the program as a licensed pharmacist, the resident is required to make up any missed time and continue beyond the scheduled program end date as determined by the local Residency Advisory Committee. If a license is not obtained by March 15th employment is terminated. In instances beyond the resident’s control, termination is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • State Board of Pharmacy Web Link: http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/
  • Certifications (If applicable): Basic Life Support
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 196214 and ASHP Program Code: 92702

Application Requirements:

  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts, sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS

Duration of program: 12 months; starting in July

Application deadline: January 7, 2021

Benefits:

  • Accrued paid time off
  • 7 paid holidays
  • Health benefits including dental and optical
  • Office space

Additional Information:

Primary Contact: Lindsey Bui, email Lindsey.Bui@kp.org
Additional Contact: Alex S. Kang, email In.S.Kang@kp.org

Kaiser Website, More INFO

 

 

North Sacramento Kaiser Permanente Managed Care Residency Program (PGY-1)

Location: North Sacramento, CA

Program description:

The North Sacramento Valley Area pharmacists and supportive personnel practice in inpatient, outpatient, home infusion, ambulatory care, education, drug use management, and administration settings. Inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members of the pharmacy staff precept residents and pharmacy students. Managed Care Pharmacy residents function as a participating member of the management team during the academic year.

Acceptance Requirements:

  • Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited (or ACPE candidate status) school of pharmacy.
  • Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist in the state of California by the first day of residency program
  • Residents who have not obtained a California Pharmacist license by October 1st are subject to suspension until license is obtained. If license is not obtained by December 15th, employment will be subject to termination.
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS).
  • Candidates must participate in the ASHP Matching Program.
  • Program NMS Code: 196014 and ASHP Program Code: 92703

Application Requirements:

  • Statement of Interest/Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Pharmacy School transcripts, sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy
  • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS is required for all reference writers.

Duration of program: 12 months; starting at July

Application deadline: January 2, 2021

Benefits:

  • Paid vacation and 7 paid holidays
  • Health benefits including dental and optical

Additional Information:

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L.A. Care Health Plan Managed Care Residency Program (PGY-1)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Program description:

L.A. Care Health Plan Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop advanced skills in various pharmacy practice settings. The Managed Care Residency Program gives in-depth experiences in areas such as formulary management and benefit design, prior authorization development and appeals, drug utilization management and pharmacy operations. The resident also participates in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meetings, precepts pharmacy school students, and travels to state association meetings.

Acceptance Requirements:

    • Application in PhORCAS
      • Letter of intent
      • Curriculum vitae
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • School transcript
    • California pharmacist license (or eligible)
    • On-site interview

Duration of program: 12 months, starting July 2, 2019

Application deadline: January 15, 2019

Stipend: $60,000

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability available
  • Vacation time allotted
  • Professional travel and stipend available
  • No weekends or holidays
  • No staffing requirements in a pharmacy

MedImpact Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY-1)

Mission statement:

MedImpact’s Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Residency Program develops future managed care leaders by helping residents build a strong foundation of knowledge in both clinical and managed care principles.

Acceptance Requirements:

  • PharmD and official transcript from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Eligible for licensure in California
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • On-site interview
  • Must be registered in American System of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program

Duration of program: 12 months; starting in July

Application Opens in November 2020

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical/dental, vision
  • 11 paid holidays and up to 16 days PTO
  • Travel reimbursement for professional meetings/required travel
  • No regularly scheduled evenings or weekends

Additional Information:

Website

 

San Francisco Health Plan Managed Care Residency Program (PGY-1)

Location: San Francisco, CA Program description: The 12-month pharmacy residency program is designed to prepare residents with substantial experience in formulary management, P&T meeting preparation and participation, quality improvement, vendor management (PBM and specialty pharmacy), pharmacy benefit design and team based care. Residents will also gain the skills to excel in leadership and business management by giving presentations and preparing a major project. This residency’s goal is to shape the future advancement of our managed care pharmacy practice leaders. Acceptance Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Background check
  • Pharm.D. or B.S. in Pharmacy
  • California licensure or eligible candidate
  • Official transcript
  • CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Duration of program: 12 months; starting in July Application deadline: January 15, 2021 Stipend: $60,000 Benefits:

  • Resident receives medical
  • Dental and vision benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation/holiday leave
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Workman’s comp
  • Conference attendance

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VA SD Healthcare System Managed Care Residency Program (PGY-1)

Location: San Diego, CA Program description: This PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program will apply pharmacoeconomic principles to formulary management and outcomes research in integrated healthcare systems. The PGY1 resident will acquire knowledge required for problem solving/strategies, strengthen professional values and attitudes, advance growth of clinical judgment, and develop leadership skills. Other skills include: drug class evaluations, contracting, bidding, formulary conversions, provider profiling, drug usage evaluations, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee functions, case reviews, and design & performance of outcomes studies. Acceptance Requirements:

  • US citizenship
  • Pharm.D.
  • Academic transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal interview
  • Pharmacist licensure no later than 1 month post beginning of residency

Duration of program: 12 months; starting in July Application deadline: January 1, 2021 Stipend: $46,030 Benefits:

  • 13 days Annual Leave (“vacation”) and 13 days of Sick Leave
  • 11 federal holidays
  • Health, life, vision/dental insurance options
  • Office with up-to-date computer systems
  • Lab coats and lab coat laundry service
  • Free parking off-site
  • Professional Meetings

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OptumRx Managed Care Residency PGY1

Location: Orange County, CA

Program description: This Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Managed Care Residency Program, established in July 2000, was designed to train pharmacists to meet the demands and challenges faced in today’s managed care environment. Residents will gain experience in various aspects of managed care within a pharmacy and medical management setting by rotating through several departments of OptumRx. Residents will also develop innovative programs and contribute to ongoing projects. The PGY-1 Managed Care Residency Program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education outcomes to further develop managed care pharmacist leaders responsible for population-based, medication-related patient care.

Requirements:

  • A PharmD graduate from an accredited pharmacy school or college
  • Licensed to practice pharmacy in the state of California by September 30
  • Complete a personal, onsite interview with the Residency Advisory Committee

Duration of Program: 12 months; Typically stars the first week of July

Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Comprehensive benefits (including medical, paid time off, paid holidays)
  • Professional leave to attend conferences and meetings
  • Reimbursement of expenses incurred at professional meetings

 

Industry Fellowships

Actelion Clinical Research and Medical Communications Fellowship Program

Location: San Francisco, CA

Program description:

The University of California San Francisco – Actelion Clinical Research and Medical Communications Fellowship Program provides an innovative, mentored, two-year experience combining academic clinical investigation and pharmaceutical industry training for PharmDs in early postdoctoral years. At UCSF, fellows will participate in mentored clinical research and engage in interdisciplinary didactic and clinical training. In partnership with Actelion, a market leader in therapies for orphan diseases, fellows will also gain experience in medical communications and collaborate on numerous projects with health economics and outcomes research professionals, medical science liaisons, and regulatory affairs departments.

Acceptance Requirements:

  • A permanent resident or citizen of the United States
  • PharmD from an accrediting college or university before the start of the fellowship term

Duration of program: 2 years; program begins July 1st

Stipend: $55,000

Additional Information:

More INFO, Actelion Website

UCSF-Genentech Clinical Development Fellowship

Location: San Francisco, CA

Program description:

The fellowship with a primary specialty in drug development provides an innovative, mentored experience combining academic clinical investigation and pharmaceutical industry training for PharmDs in early postdoctoral years. The objective of the program is to provide training in proper conduct of clinical trials, safety surveillance, and risk management, methodologies, & exposure to scientific and ethical issues in research and development. Fellows will participate in clinical research, patient care, and interdisciplinary didactics. In partnership with Genentech, a leading biotechnology company in serious or life-threatening medical conditions, fellows will gain experience in clinical development and build core competencies in clinical & safety sciences in order to prepare them for exciting careers in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.

Activities/Responsibilities of the Fellow

Industry fellow work: fellows will spend approximately 60% of their time rotating through and working on collaborative projects in Safety Sciences and Clinical Sciences with team members at Genentech.  Fellows at Actelion will work closely with the medical information team.

Training/skill building: the fellow will complete coursework (hosted at UCSF) that will build skills in research and writing. Courses may include designing clinical research, clinical seminars and journal clubs, and bi-weekly clinical pharmacology seminars.

UCSF Clinical Pharmacy Rotation: The fellow will spend approximately 10-20% time in a clinical experience (typically ambulatory). The specific clinic experience is negotiated when a fellow comes on board and depends on experience of the fellow and availability of preceptors.  We believe that this connection between clinical experience and the pharmaceutical industry experience is a unique feature of our program that is not emphasized or available in many other industry partnered fellowships.

Teaching: The fellow is expected to participate in training UCSF students. This may include giving formal lecture presentations, participating in objective structured clinical examinations as an examiner, and/or serving as a discussion section leader.

Community:  Our fellows are able to build community by interacting and sharing training with our pharmacy residency program, other UCSF research fellows, and with other fellows at the industry site.

UCSF Actelion Fellowship in Medical Information

            Informational Webinar
            Wednesday Sept 30th, 12pm PST
            https://ucsf.zoom.us/j/99980456556?pwd=cWNkQTJvUkZVS3JiVmMzY1l2NTFJZz09
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Acceptance Requirements:

  • Application face page
  • Letter of Intent (1-2 pages)
  • Current CV
  • Writing sample (Actelion fellowship applicants only)
  • PharmD transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation (with letter of recommendation form), emailed by recommender

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2020 at 11:55pm

Additional Information:

Contact Jennifer.Cocohoba@ucsf.edu for any questions

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UOP-Genentech Fellowship in Industry Program

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Program description:

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is proud to partner with Genentech, Inc. to offer a Fellowship in Industry Program (FIP). Founded in 2017, the program aims to provide exceptional biopharmaceutical industry training for Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates. The goal of the program is to prepare fellows for a career in the pharmaceutical industry by focusing on developing leadership and communication skills. The fellowship will also concentrate on cultivating the fellow’s clinical skills while honing their expertise in their area of interest.

gRED’s OMNI Early Clinical Development (Genentech Research and Early Development) organization is responsible for developing and executing early development clinical strategies in healthy volunteers and patients to provide data for gRED non-oncology new molecular entities with respect to safety, tolerability, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the utility of biomarkers. This two-year Clinical Science fellowship provides in-depth exposure to Early Clinical Development and understanding the basic principles of Clinical Research. The fellow will function as a Clinical Scientist and will support Medical Directors/senior-level Clinical Scientists on a diverse set of clinical development activities.

Requirements:

  • A permanent resident or citizen of the United States
  • PharmD from an accredited college or university before the start of the fellowship term

Application Requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation emailed directly from letter writer to FIP Director
  • One professional writing sample
  • Unofficial pharmacy school transcript emailed to FIP Director

Duration of Program: 2 years

Application Deadline: November 6, 2020

Additional Information:

UOP-Genentech Fellowship

USC-Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program

University Location: Los Angeles, CA Allergan Location: Irvine, CA Program Description: The USC-Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program is designed to prepare postdoctoral scholars for rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Fellows work with mentors to participate in activities that enhance the skills required to excel in their field. Graduate-level coursework and seminars may be included in the program, in addition to hands-on project activities in Allergan teams. Upon completion of the program, fellows will be prepared for the challenges of a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Past fellows have been placed into rewarding positions in industry, pharmacy practice, and research. USC Pharmacy’s fellowship programs adhere to the guidelines of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Duration of program: 1 year Application Deadline: December 10, 2020 Additional Information: Allergan-USC Fellowship Brochure  

Clinical Development Fellowship

This one-year Clinical Development fellowship provides an immersive introduction to clinical research in global drug development. As an active member of multiple clinical teams, the fellow will develop an understanding of the principles and challenges in developing novel therapeutics, while operating within GCP, ICH, and other agency guidelines. Under mentored guidance, the fellow will gain broad exposure to many interdisciplinary functional areas, while individualized objectives will tailor their involvement to projects of interest. Application Requirements:

  • Pharm.D., Ph.D., or M.D. degree from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Completion of pharmaceutical industry rotation, internship, or previous exposure to clinical research is desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

 

Small Molecule Product Development Fellowship

The one-year Small Molecule Product Development fellowship focuses on the design and evaluation of novel oral, ophthalmic, and dermal formulations. As part of the training program, the fellow will be provided opportunities to gain first-hand experience with the different functional areas of the Small Molecule Product Development organization. This fellowship program is intended to give postdoctoral research training to support the fellow’s professional and career growth. Application Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, polymer science and engineering, physical chemistry, or a similar field
  • In-depth understanding of basic science principles, physical chemistry and material properties
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

 

Drug Delivery Sciences Fellowship

Core Allergan therapeutic areas, such as Eye Care and Medical Aesthetics & Dermatology, are highly reliant on local delivery of drugs to enable the desired therapeutic effect. Allergan’s Drug Delivery Center of Excellence, part of Pharmaceutical Development, has established industry-leading drug delivery capabilities (e.g. bio-erodible sustained release) to support a diverse portfolio of small molecule and biologic drug products. The one-year Drug Delivery Sciences fellowship focuses on the design and development of new drug delivery systems and related capabilities including new technologies and novel adaptations of existing systems. This fellowship is intended to give postdoctoral researchers exposure to conducting R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, while advancing the fellow’s own scientific and professional growth. Application Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science, polymer chemistry, colloidal chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry or a similar field.
  • Subject matter expertise in areas such as an in-depth understanding of basic science principles, drug delivery, formulation, physical chemistry and material science properties. Knowledge and experience in cell biology or biochemistry is also desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

 

Regulatory Affairs – Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Fellowship

The one-year Global Regulatory Affairs-Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (GRA-CMC) Fellowship provides fellows with an overview of RA-CMC responsibilities including exposure to regulatory CMC strategy required to achieve health authority approvals. The fellow will have hands-on experience constructing global regulatory submission documents from the initial stages of document preparation to final submission. The fellow becomes a key component of the Core Team and shares the responsibility for facilitating timely submission and publishing of these documents to regulatory agencies across the globe. In addition, the fellow has the unique networking opportunity to manage several projects inside and outside of GRA as part of a comprehensive training program. Application Requirements:

  • Pharm.D., Ph.D., or DRSc from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Completion of M.S. in Regulatory Science, pharmacy industry-track courses and/or industry internship desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry are required for all fellowship positions

 

Medical Affairs Fellowship

The one-year Medical Affairs fellowship focuses on providing exposure to one of the following three pillars of functionality: Global Phase IV Trials, Global Medical Communications, or External Scientific Communications. During the interview process, the fellowship candidates will select a specialty they prefer within the three pillars. The fellow will then be able to develop first-hand experiences in management of post-marketing clinical research, medical information database operations, medical promotional review, or global strategic publication planning. This program will provide the fellows the necessary tools to become successful professionals within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the opportunity to network with a lasting legacy of Allergan-alumni-fellows. Application Requirements:

  • Pharm.D., M.D. or Ph.D. in applicable study focuses from an accredited university
  • Attendance and interviewing at the 2018 ASHP Midyear meeting is highly recommended
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry are required for all fellowship positions

 

Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Nonclinical Development Fellowship

This nonlaboratory-based one-year Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Nonclinical Development Fellowship focuses on developing skills of a modern translational scientist. The fellow will be provided opportunities to gain expertise in nonclinical and early clinical development through honing skills in areas such as nonclinical safety assessment, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacology, and pharmacometrics. As part of the training, the fellow may engage in design and execution of nonclinical toxicology and pharmacokinetic studies, design and execution of phase 1 and/or phase 2a clinical studies, development of translational strategies, preparation of regulatory documents, as well as PK/PD and pop-PK modeling. The candidate will also participate in cross-functional team interactions spanning all of Allergan’s therapeutic areas. This advanced hands-on training program provides opportunities to engage in a broad range of activities within nonclinical and early clinical development and can be tailored towards specific needs and background of the candidate. Application Requirements:

  • Pharm.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Experience and coursework in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, or similar
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

USC-Gilead Fellowship

Location: Foster City, CA Program Description: The University of Southern California and Gilead are proud to offer a Medical Information Fellowship Program designed to provide recent PharmD graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experiences to excel in Medical Information, a key function in any pharmaceutical Medical Affairs organization. The Fellow will be an integral part of the Medical Information team that responds to requests for information about Gilead products from healthcare professionals and patients. The Gilead portfolio of products includes medicines across HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, hematology-oncology, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and inflammation. Requirements:

  • Have obtained a PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy within 5 years of initial appointment
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills and embody the Gilead core values of accountability, inclusion, teamwork, excellence, and integrity

Duration of Program: 1 year Application Deadline: December 11, 2020 Additional Information: Med Information Fellowship Brochure

Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship

Location: Varies between Fellowships Mission statement: “The RPIF Program has helped drive the demand for the growing number of employment opportunities for clinical pharmacists in industry by:

  • Promoting a consistently high level of program quality, training, and outcomes across the spectrum of fellowships at multiple sponsor companies
  • Coordinating the interface between key fellowship stakeholders, including preceptors, fellows, and alumni
  • Fostering innovation and scholarly endeavors between Rutgers and its industry partners through the activities of participating fellows, including teaching, publications, seminars, and research

Because of its close proximity to and long-lasting partnerships with the nation’s leading drug manufacturers, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is uniquely capable of providing its students and fellows with exposure to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.” Requirements:

  • Experience preferred:
    • Pharmaceutical experience
    • Poster, research
    • Leadership classes, student government, organizations
    • Good interviewing skills

Application Deadline: October 30, 2020

Duration of Program: Mostly 2 year; Some 1 year Additional Information

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is pleased to offer three 2-year Health Economics & Outcomes Research and Medical Access Fellowship positions. These two-year fellowships will provide training and hands-on experience in a broad range of health economics, outcomes research, and comparative effectiveness research (CER) as conducted in academic, managed care, hospital, health policy, and/or pharmaceutical industry settings.

The fellow will spend the first year of the fellowship at an academic institution and the second year at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in East Hanover, New Jersey.

First-year Fellowship Sites:

  • Baylor Scott and White Health/The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Maryland
  • Thomas Jefferson University

The objective of the first year is to educate the fellow on general principles and methods applied in HEOR. Concurrently, the fellow will participate in ongoing outcomes research projects at the first year fellowship site. The fellowship positions differ by first-year site requirements and type of experience offered. During the second year, fellows will participate in HEOR projects and gain experience in how a pharmaceutical manufacturer uses clinical, economic, and humanistic data to support the development and commercialization of its products, with potential opportunities in neuroscience, respiratory, ophthalmology, immunology, dermatology, cardiovascular, and transplant franchises. Starting this year, a unique rotational opportunity (3-6 months) will be available on the Medical Access team based on fellow interests, where the fellow will help identify strategic trends in the external payer and health plan environment that may impact access to and reimbursement for Novartis’ products.

Application Process (rolling submission, application deadline is November 6, 2020)

To apply, please email esther.yi@novartis.com and include the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Include ranking of first-year fellowship site
  • CV
  • Email of 2 References

If offered an interview, the following documents will be requested:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (sent via email from references)
  • Unofficial Transcript

 

Requirements:

Graduate degree in a relevant discipline focused on pharmacy, health services research, health economics, epidemiology, or related discipline (e.g. PharmD, PhD, MPH, etc.). A background in pharmacy or medicine and experience in outcomes research, health economics, or another related field of research is preferred. Excellent communications skills (oral and written). Demonstrated success in working in teams and independently.

There will be holding an informational webinar and highly recommend you attend to ask questions and learn more about the program.

There will be two meeting options. Please attend the session that works for you. Please RSVP here (link) to receive the webinar invitation.

Webinar #1: October 12th, 6 PM-7PM EST

Webinar #2: October 14th, 9PM-10PM EST

 

We look forward to seeing you there. For any further questions, please email esther.yi@novartis.com

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, in conjunction with a local managed care organization, offers an innovative fellowship in health outcomes research.

The fellowship is a 2 year program for individuals who want to develop skills as independent researchers in health outcomes and health services research. The fellow will collaborate with health care professionals and operations personnel to evaluate and improve comprehensive pharmacy care and its impact. The fellow will learn to write research proposals, work with data, design and conduct outcomes (clinical, economic, and patient-reported outcomes of drug therapy) research for selected patient populations in various health care settings.

The goal of the fellowship program is to facilitate career opportunities in managed care, health provider organizations, health systems, governing agencies, consulting, academia, or the pharmaceutical industry.

Learning Experiences:

The fellow will be part of the Residency and Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland, and will be able to participate in Pharmacotherapy Rounds, the Professional Development Seminar Series, Data Science Enrichment Series, teaching activities, and Journal Club. For more information about these specific activities, please visit the Residency and Fellowship requirements webpage.

The fellow has the option to sign up for select courses, or to complete graduate studies towards a Masters in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research.

Number of Available Positions: up to 2

Application Process:

The application deadline is January 1.

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae*
  • Letter of Intent*
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation*
  • Official transcript

*Electronic submissions are accepted

Application materials should be submitted by email or US mail to the program co-Directors Dr. Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner with cc to Dr. Fadia T. Shaya

International students and permanent residents should contact umresfelprogram@rx.umaryland.edu before applying.

Fellows who are accepted to this program will be required to come to Baltimore in advance of the July 1st start date for campus orientation; these orientation dates are not known until mid-Spring. These sessions are typically offered on select Mondays in May and June.

Program Directors:

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP
Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Practice Transformation and Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Executive Director, Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions
Director, Maryland P3 Program
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N. Pine Street, Room N429
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Tel: (410) 706-4146
Fax: (410) 706-4725
Email: mrodrigu@rx.umaryland.edu

Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH
Professor and Director of Informatics and Data Science
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Director of the Center on Drugs and Public Policy
Executive Director, Behavioral Health Research Program, DatAction!
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
220 Arch Street, 01-204
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Tel: 410-706-5392
Email: fshaya@rx.umaryland.edu

Internship Programs

2020 Pfizer/Harvard Clinical Informatics Summer Internship

Location: Brookline, MA

Internship Details:

The intern will be assigned a preceptor to guide and tailor the learning encounters developed by faculty at DCI and Pfizer CI-MOS. The intern will work with their preceptor to conceptualize, develop and complete a project on improving the quality of patient care through informatics. The intern will receive a modest stipend of $7,500 based on a 40-hour work week for 12 weeks.

Requirements:

Currently enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college with anticipated graduation of 2021 or 2022.
Candidates must submit an online application, two letters of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution including cumulative GPA.
Must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Duration of program: 12 weeks starting Jun\

Application Deadline: Predicted January 2021, pending availability 

Additional Information & Apply: HERE

AMCP Foundation Managed Care Research and Nonprofit Leadership Summer Internship Program

Location: Alexandria, VA (outside Washington D.C.)

Program description:

Interns will be placed at AMCP Foundation headquarters in Alexandria, VA (outside Washington, D.C.), to support the Foundation’s mission to expand and promote medication-related research. The Intern will learn nonprofit management principles and develop personal leadership.

The Interns are chosen by a Selection Panel comprised of Foundation volunteers. Through the use of selection criteria developed by AMCP Foundation, this group selects student pharmacists who excel academically and, through their involvement in student pharmacist activities, demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.

Acceptance Requirements:

  • Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2017-2018 school year with anticipated graduation in 2019 or 2020
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States
  • Candidates must submit an online application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student’s current cumulative GPA

Duration of program: N/A

Application deadline: February 1, 2021

Additional Information:

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AMCP Foundation – Allergan Inc. Specialized Summer Internship Program

Location: Irvine, CA Program description: The program’s goal is to stimulate student pharmacists’ interest in career options in health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics through exposure to research, measurement and applications to evidence-based decision-making. In addition, the interns will gain knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, managed health care systems, a public charity, and professional association management. Two selected student pharmacists will spend nine weeks at the Allergan’s Global Health Economic and Outcomes Research Department in Irvine, Ca., under the supervision of pharmacist preceptors and will complete a health outcomes-related project. Interns will complete a research project under the supervision of an on-site preceptor from the Allergan Global HEOR Department. Interns will present their findings in poster presentations at AMCP Nexus 2019. Acceptance Requirements:

  • Interns must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy 
  • They must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A letter of good academic standing from their institution

Duration of program: 9 weeks in the summer Application deadline: January 25, 2021 Stipend/Benefits:

  • The program will cover housing, travel and other approved expenses
  • Interns will also receive a modest stipend

Additional Information: FLYER, INFO, FAQs, TIPS, APPLY

AMCP Foundation – Genentech Inc. Summer Internship Program

Location: South San Francisco, CA Program description: Genentech, Inc. in partnership with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation, is supporting the AMCP Foundation/Genentech, Inc. Evidence for Access Summer Internship Program for two student pharmacists. Ideal candidates will be currently enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy and/or a joint MBA, MPP (Master of Public Policy), or MPH (Master of Public Health) degree program.    This program will provide an opportunity for interns to contribute to meaningful projects and interact with industry experts within the Evidence for Access Team US Medical Affairs at Genentech, while gaining knowledge of the biotechnology industry. Following a competitive selection process, two student pharmacists will spend 10-12 consecutive weeks at the Genentech campus in South San Francisco, Calif., under the supervision of a preceptor/manager.   Summer internship highlights include:  

  • Opportunity to work on challenging, business-critical projects
  • VP Lunch and Learn speaker series
  • Research project development and presentation
  • Exposure to senior management, networking opportunities and career path
  • Rotation at AMCP Foundation

Acceptance Requirements:

  • Submission of online application via online portal
  • CV or resume via online portal
  • Letter of Good Academic Standing from Dean’s/Dean’s office (or the institution’s equivalent) stating the student’s cumulative GPA

Duration of program: 10-12 weeks in the summer Application deadline: February 1, 2021 Additional Information: FLYER, INFO, FAQs, TIPS, APPLY

AMCP Foundation – Pfizer Inc. Managed Care Summer Internship Program

Location: New York, NY Program description: Pfizer, Inc., in partnership with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation, will support the AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Pharmacy Summer Internship Program. Its goal is to develop future leaders in managed health care through activities that expose interns to population health and the application of managed care pharmacy principles in formulary management, benefit design, medication therapy management and adherence management.   Working directly with pharmacists and other members of the health care team, interns will gain an appreciation of how managed care pharmacy principles seek to maximize health care resources and patient care outcomes. Four student pharmacists will be selected for the internship through a nationwide selection process. Internship Details During the 10-week program each intern will be assigned to a health plan, pharmacy benefit management company and employer site. This immersive experience will round out their introduction to the managed care pharmacy profession and help them develop career plan. In addition, interns will be matched with virtual preceptors and present capstone research projects at AMCP Nexus 2019. Interns may also spend time at Pfizer headquarters in New York. Acceptance Requirements:

  • They must be eligible for employment in the United States
  • Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation
  • A letter of good academic standing from their institution

Duration of program: 10 week program in the summer Application deadline: January 25, 2021 Stipend/Benefits:

  • The program will cover housing, travel and other approved expenses
  • Interns will also receive a modest stipend

Additional Information: FLYER, INFO, FAQs, TIPS, ESSAY, APPLY