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Application Requirements

Eligibility

The MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Industry fellows will be selected on a nationally competitive basis. Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy at the commencement of the program. Applicants are encouraged to register for ASHP/PPS, but this is not a requirement to apply.Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a strong interest in pursuing a career within the biopharmaceutical industry.

  • All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the one or two year fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided.

Application Procedure

The MCPHS application portal will open up on October 19, 2020. Applicants must upload the following application materials to the online portal by November 25, 2020:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial college transcript
  • Contact information of three references for their recommendations.

Three recommendation evaluation forms must be submitted no later than December 4th, 2020 via the online portal.

Interviews

The Fellowship program will conduct virtual interviews during the week of ASHP/Midyear in December. Candidates will be notified if selected for an interview.

Onsite Interviews

Top candidates may be invited for interviews at the sponsoring company’s location if COVID – 19 restrictions allow.

Final candidates will be required to go through additional screening/onboarding as required by MCPHS University.

Academic Requirements

In addition to the responsibilities set forth by our industry partners, MCPHS University requires the fellow to fulfill academic-related objectives pertaining to teaching, scholarship, and service. The fellow will be paired with an academic mentor from MCPHS University, either from the Boston, Worcester, or Manchester campus. Please note, the fellow may be asked occasionally to travel to the MCPHS University campuses in Worcester (45 miles) or Manchester (53 miles). The academic mentor and fellow will work closely over the 2-year program to fulfill the requirements listed below. The fellow should anticipate dedicating 10% - 15% of their time to MCPHS University related activities.

Academic Related Objectives

Teaching: Each fellow is required to participate in at least 1 teaching opportunities (didactic, laboratory, experiential) per year.

Scholarship: Each fellow is required to complete at least 1 scholarly activity per year with either their faculty or industry preceptors. Over the 2-year program, it is expected that, at a minimum, 2 scholarship activities are completed. In addition, the fellow is expected to present their scholarship activity and main project(s) at MCPHS University showcase/events.

Service: Fellows are required to attend and participate in professional development activities including the MCPHS Conference Series and Professional Development Days, and at least 1 Community Relations Committee (CRC) event per year.

Fellows are encouraged to partake in service-related activities such as:

  • Participate in recruitment efforts, professional service and/or community engagement opportunities. This includes but is not limited to programs organized by the MCPHS Fellows Network (MFN) and/or New England Post Graduate Seminar on Teaching and Learning
  • Participate in student organized professional organization events pertaining to post-graduate fellowship training in the biopharmaceutical field.

Benefits

The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and benefits package, including comprehensive health and dental insurance. Attendance at one or more professional meetings, conferences, or workshops will be sponsored by the fellowship program. The fellow may qualify for student loan deferment, allowing for the postponement of loan payments until the completion of the fellowship program. The lender of the student loan(s) will be able to provide specific information regarding eligibility and terms of deferment.

Certificate of Completion

MCPHS University and the sponsor company will award a professional certificate upon successful completion of the fellowship program.