Bouvé College of Health Sciences- School of Pharmacy
Academic and Ambulatory Care Fellowship
Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy is seeking applications for a 12-month (with opportunity for 24 months) post-graduate training opportunity for residency-trained pharmacists who are interested in a career in academia. Northeastern is a private research university located in the heart of Boston, and Northeastern 2025 is “our blueprint for this networked university, one that empowers humans to be agile learners, thinkers, and creators, beyond the capacity of any machine. Experience is at the heart of everything we do; it is the push that drives us. These experiences deepen learning and ignites discovery like nothing else can, amplifying our ability to meet and create change around the world. The purposeful formed networks, created for lifelong learning and discovery, inspiring us to be fully human and building sustainable communities. Where networks empower humans to be agile learners, thinkers, and creators, beyond the capacity of any machine.” Our practice partner, Harbor Health Services, Inc. (HHSI), headquarter in Mattapan, MA is compromised of three community health centers and an elder service program (ESP) offer services in primary care, geriatrics, pediatrics, dental health, behavioral health and women’s health to an underserved community.
The fellowship will provide advanced teaching, service, scholarly experiences (practice-based and teaching / learning) and clinical practice experiences at HHSI. Highlights of the training program include participation on school committees, extensive teaching experiences, clinical practice opportunities, and scholarly endeavors.
Teaching / Clinical (40-50%)
§ Design, implement, facilitate and deliver innovative educational content (required, elective, laboratory-based, co-curricular, etc.) within the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, including creation of learning objectives, learning materials, and assessment activities.
§ Develop skills in educational training through a variety of classroom experiences (large classroom, skills labs, small group facilitation)
§ Develop skills and competencies in course coordination, precepting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students
§ Engage in mentored activities, education-based and professional development discussions, attend department / school and college meetings, regular fellow meetings, serve on committees (including but not limited to the admissions / progression committees),
§ Refine clinical practice skills by maintaining clinical practice skills and providing patient-centered care in an urban community health center with interprofessional team
§ Serve on practice site committees (as appropriate)
§ Develop pharmacy practice experience and expertise in support of the clinical knowledge expected of a faculty member
§ Participate in health fairs and population health / health center initiatives as appropriate
§ Encouraged to practice outside of the school / practice site on a regional, state and national level.
§ Pursue two independent projects (1) related to the scholarship of teaching / learning and (2) practice-based, and represent the School and practice site at professional meetings.
§ Present their projects as posters and / or oral presentation,
§ Submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal prior to the end of the fellowship.
§ Submission of grant proposals will be taught and encouraged
§ Exhibit professionalism through participation in pharmacy and interprofessional organizations and serving as student organization mentor
§ Actively participate in Northeastern’s School of Pharmacy Teaching & Learning Seminar as a faculty member (if the fellow has not previously completed teaching certificate of achievement in post-graduate program, they will be encouraged to complete the TLS program)
Typical Schedule (time commitment 12 months with opportunity for 24 months):
3-3.5 days: clinical practice site (teaching / precepting)
5-2 days: university (scholarly / teaching)
2-3 days: clinical practice site (teaching / precepting)
2-3 days: university (scholarly / teaching
(For example: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – practice site / clinical precepting; Wednesday – NU-SOP and Friday – varies between clinical research / program administrative time / NU requirements)
Stipend and Benefits:
The fellow will be paid a competitive stipend and will receive a benefits package. The fellowship will be July 2020 – June 2021, with the specific start date to be determined (with opportunity for 24 months, June 2022).
The fellow is eligible to complete post-graduate master’s program courses to earning a degree (eligible for up to 9 credit hours of tuition per academic term).
Qualifications and Program Application:
In order to be considered for this position, the interested candidate must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college / school of pharmacy, have completed a post-graduate PGY1 residency program with an emphasis in ambulatory care or have equivalent practice experience. The candidate should also be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Timeline for Recruitment:
Rolling applications (opens late October), priority deadline November 30, 2019 and final deadline December 13, 2019.
Invites for interviews at ASHP Midyear Meeting (PPS or pre-arranged meeting)
Onsite interview scheduled at PPS (mid-December – early January)
Offers by end of January
Interested candidates should submit the following APPLICATION materials by the priority deadline of November 30, 2019. The link to Bouve, School of Pharmacy post-residency and fellowships (https://bouve.northeastern.edu/pharmacy/residencies/), and click on ‘Apply Here’ under the Academic and Ambulatory Care fellowship. The application is not yet live so please submit materials via this PPS posting at this time. We will reach out to applicants again once the Northeastern posting is live.
Curriculum vitae, uploaded (as pdf)
Unofficial college transcripts, uploaded
Combined pdf document that includes the following (no more than 3 pages), uploaded:
Letter of Intent: Describe your reasons for pursuing this academic / ambulatory care fellowship and how completion of this program will help achieve your professional goals.
Self-reflection on your strengths (if you have taken StrengthFinders please include them) and how you have purposely used these strengths thus far in your professional development as well as how you will utilize these strengths to help the School of Pharmacy advance ambulatory care practice.
What is your teaching philosophy (limit 500 words) and how you have incorporated this into your everyday practice (teaching / precepting students, teaching patients, educating other health care professionals, presentation at professional meetings, etc.)?
Three (3) formal letter of recommendations must include specific strengths and opportunities for continued development, as well as how this academic / ambulatory care fellowship will valuable in your professional development sent directly from the letter write to me (email@example.com) by December 13, 2019. LOR writers should include the applicant’s name in the subject line (e.g. Smith, Jane)
Address cover letter and three (3) LORs to:
Jenny A. Van Amburgh, PharmD, RPh, FAPhA, FNAP, BCACP, CDE
Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences - School of Pharmacy 360 Huntington Ave - R218 TF Boston, MA 02115
About Northeastern University
The NORTHEASTERN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM provides fellows with dynamic biopharmaceutical industry experiences with the benefits of an academic environment. Over two-years, fellows work at one of the partner companies located in the greater Boston and Cambridge, MA areas and at Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy.
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE: Comprehensive understanding of drug development and commercialization. Robust program personalization to advance the fellow’s career goals. Large and small group teaching; scholarly research with opportunities to publish. Opportunity to pursue graduate degrees in business, public health, regulatory affairs, and others. Network with leaders, entrepreneurs, and drug developers in the biotech capital of the world.
PARTNER COMPANIES & POSITIONS: Alkermes, Alnylam, Bluebird Bio, Blueprint Medicines, Flexion, Ipsen, GSK, Tetraphase, Vertex, Verastem Oncology.
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