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Fellowship Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

Eligibility Requirements

Fellowship candidates must hold or receive a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy by the start of the fellowship year. Candidates must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and communicate a strong interest in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Application Process

Process for All Fellowship Programs EXCEPT Janssen Biologics Product Development & Investigational Drug Trial Design and Management Fellowship (see below)

Step 1: Submit Application Materials through USciences Workday Portal

The USciences Application Portal will open on Workday starting Wednesday, October 6, 2021 and will close on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. You may apply to multiple programs, however, a separate application is required for each program. Please search Workday for the program(s) to which you want to apply, and submit your application(s) as appropriate along with a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, unofficial college transcript(s), and contact information for 3 references. The letter of intent could address why you are interested in completing a fellowship, or why you are interested in a particular functional area and/or company, etc. The writing sample should showcase your individual technical skills in medical writing, such as a drug information response from class or APPEs, a newsletter article that you authored, etc. Co-authored manuscripts would not be considered since we are looking for an example of your own individual ability. Applying early is highly recommended. 

Please address your letter of intent to:

James M. Hollands, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Industry and Education Fellowship Programs
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Box 34
600 South 43rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Step 2: Virtual First-Round Interviews

Once all application materials have been received through the USciences Application Portal, invitations for virtual first round interviews will be offered on a rolling basis. First-round interviews will take place between October through November and will consist of a 30-minute interview with a fellow and/or preceptors.

Step 3: Recommendation Forms

To be eligible for a fellowship position, candidates advancing to the final-round must have three references submit a recommendation form by the date of his or her final-round interview. If selected for a final-round interview, we will re-verify your references before contacting them to fill out a recommendation form.

Step 4: Final-Round Interviews and Next Steps

Candidates will be contacted by current fellows for virtual final round interviews and next steps.

Process for Janssen Biologics Product Development & Investigational Drug Trial Design and Management Fellowship

STEP 1: Applications will be accepted from October 6, 2021 to November 10, 2021 at at 11:59 PM EST. Submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, unofficial college transcript(s), and contact information for 3 references via ONE email to  pharmafellows@usciences.edu. The writing sample should showcase your individual technical skills in medical writing, such as a drug information response from class or APPEs, a newsletter article that you authored, a research-related topic you wrote about, another piece utilizing peer-reviewed references to serve some purpose, etc. Co-authored manuscripts would not be considered since we are looking for an example of your own individual ability. Applying early is highly recommended.

Please address your letter of intent to:

James M. Hollands, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Industry and Education Fellowship Programs
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Box 34
600 South 43rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

STEP 2: Once all application materials have been received through the pharmafellows@usciences.edu email, invitations for virtual first-round and subsequent interviews will be offered on a rolling basis. First round interviews will take place between October through November.

STEP 3: Recommendation Forms

To be eligible for a fellowship position, candidates advancing to the final-round must have three references submit a recommendation form by the date of his or her final-round interview. If selected for a final-round interview, we will re-verify your references before contacting them to fill out a recommendation form.

STEP 4: Final-Round Interviews and Next Steps

Candidates will be contacted by current fellows for virtual final-round interviews as eligible and next steps if applicable.

Contact:

James M. Hollands, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Industry and Education Fellowship Programs

Address:

University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Box 34
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8882

Email:

j.hollands@usciences.edu