The University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy and Gilead Sciences, Inc. are proud to offer two 12-month Medical Information Fellowships designed to provide recent PharmD graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experiences to excel in Medical Information, a key function in any Medical Affairs organization across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellowships are based at the Gilead U.S. headquarters in Foster City, California. The Fellows will be integral to the Global Medical Information teams that develop and manage Medical Information content in response to requests from healthcare professionals, patients, and their caregivers.
Duration: 1 year (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)
Positions Available: 2
Medical Affairs Fellowship Activities:
Medical Information Content:
Write, update and review Medical Information content for healthcare providers and patients such as Global Response Documents (GRDs), Local Response Documents (LRDs), Patient Response Documents (PRDs), and alternative content formats (including infographics)
Medical Information Clinical Expertise:
Work with the Global Medical Information Clinicians to develop clinical expertise in specific therapeutic areas in order to draft and disseminate unbiased and scientifically balanced responses to requests for medical information escalated from Medical Information contact centers and affiliate teams
Work with Medical Information and Operations teams across regions on process improvement initiatives, implement new technologies to support Medical Information, ensure inspection readiness, and help manage the Medical Information contact centers
Collaborate with colleagues from other departments (Commercial, Marketing, Medical Scientists, etc.) and support Medical Affairs by providing product and drug information expertise on a wide range of initiatives including staffing the medical information booth at national scientific meetings and consulting on cross-functional activities
Learn and comply with regulations and guidance from various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry
Based on the Fellow’s interests, there is an opportunity to participate in rotations with external departments across the Gilead organization to gain a comprehensive experience and skillset in the pharmaceutical industry
Potential departments to perform rotations with include: Regulatory Affairs (Advertising and Promotion), Field-Based Medical Sciences, Medical Affairs Research (Phase IV/Investigator Sponsored Research), etc.
USC Graduate Coursework:
Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Graduate Certificate Program in a variety of fields
Leadership, Teaching and Career Development:
Participate in the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat and precept Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation students
Minimum Application Requirements: The candidate must have completed a PharmD, MD, PhD or equivalent doctorate degree from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0.
Interview Requests: Interviews are limited and will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Please submit your application, including your CV and a letter of intent, by November 30 to ASHP PPS and at the following link: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6KYUCGamluZO2uG
Document type: PDF
Document name: Last Name_First Name_CV.pdf
Letter of intent
Document type: PDF
Document name: Last Name_First Name_LOI_MI.pdf
The letter of intent should address your interest in the Gilead Medical Information fellowship and what qualities/skills you have that make you stand out as a candidate. Please address letters to Prachee Satpute, PharmD and Tiffany Huang, PharmD (no physical address required).
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