The one-year Medical Communications Fellowship is designed to provide the trainee a broad understanding of the various roles and responsibilities within Medical Communications with an in-depth focus on Medical Information and Content Development. The fellowship will provide training activities that support company goals; as well as developmental opportunities through broad-based hands-on experiences and mentorships that integrate them into several medical strategic initiatives. Upon completion of the program, the Fellow will be better prepared for the challenges of a Medical Affairs career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Train as a core member of the Medical Communications team to gain insight into the various roles and responsibilities of careers within this department
Medical Information: Deliver accurate, fair-balanced, evidence-based information to patients and healthcare professionals
Medical Content Development: Create, manage, and update key resources used by internal and external stakeholders to accurately and clearly communicate disease state information, and data on Neurocrine-approved and pipeline products
Publications: Train in cross-functional teams to assist with the execution of the strategic publication plans.
Medical Training: Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to support the development of educational materials based on Neurocrine therapies and disease states.
Collaborate with key cross-functional internal partners including Field Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical Development.
Identify medical team needs and data gaps and collaborate internally to help drive appropriate solutions and projects.
Develop, implement, and present a longitudinal research project.
Serve as a rotation mentor to pharmacy students.
Collaborate with the other Neurocrine Fellows.
Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences.
Participate in the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat.
PharmD, MD, or PhD in applicable field from an accredited university
Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism, leadership, and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry
Minimum GPA of 3.0
In addition to applying through USC, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent through American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Personal Placement Service (PPS) to request a first-round interview.
Please address your Letter of Intent to: Kira Aldrich
Application materials are due to PPS by November 30, 2022
Final interviews will be conducted at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, which will take place the week of December 4-6
Program starts on July 1, 2023
Submit Application to USC School of Pharmacy Online Portal
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.