The University of Southern California and Gilead Sciences, Inc. are proud to offer a 12-month training program (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) in Medical Information designed to provide recent PharmD graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experience to excel in Medical Information, a key function in any pharmaceutical Medical Affairs organization.
The activities of the USC-Gilead Sciences Medical Information fellow include:
Medical Information Content: Write, update, and review Medical Information response documents
Response to Requests for Medical Information: Work with the other Medical Information Clinicians to develop and disseminate unbiased and scientifically balanced responses to requests for medical information escalated from the Gilead Medical Resource Center (GMRC)
Operational Excellence: Work with the Medical Information Operations team on projects to improve processes, implement new technology to support Medical Information, ensure inspection readiness, and manage the GMRC
Collaboration: Collaborate with colleagues from other departments (Commercial, Marketing, Medical Scientists, Medical Affairs, etc) to learn about the role of Medical Information in the wider organization
Compliance: Learn and comply with regulations and guidance from various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry
Additional Activities: Based on the Fellow’s interests, there is an opportunity to participate in rotations with external departments (Regulatory Affairs-Advertising and Promotion, Field-Based Medical Sciences, Publications, Phase 4/Investigator Sponsored Research, HEOR, etc) to gain a comprehensive experience and skillset in the pharmaceutical industry
Career Development: Enhance management and teaching skills while precepting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students and gaining an understanding of corporate structure, regulatory considerations, and the drug development process
The fellowship is based at Gilead’s U.S. headquarters in Foster City, California. The Fellow will be an integral part of the Medical Information team that responds to requests for information about Gilead products from healthcare professionals and patients. The Gilead portfolio of products includes medicines across HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, hematology-oncology, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and inflammation.
Fellows in our program further their experience through the academic component at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, one of the nation's leading schools of pharmacy. Fellows have the opportunity to take graduate courses in the Regulatory Sciences program, lecture in the School of Pharmacy, and have access to the strong network of USC alumni.
We invite you to attend our informational webinar on November 12, 2018 from 4:00-5:00PM PST to learn more about the fellowship and the application process. Please sign up here to attend: http://bit.ly/GileadMedInfoWebinar2018.
Interviews at the ASHP Midyear meeting are limited and are granted on a competitive basis.
Please apply for an interview by submitting your CV and letter of intent through the PPS portal. The letter of intent should address your career goals in industry and why you are interested in the USC-Gilead Sciences fellowship. If you have any additional questions, please contact USMedInfo@gilead.com. Please address emails/letters to Joy Pimentel, PharmD.
Instructions for submitting materials through PPS:
Document type: PDF
Document name: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_CV.pdf
Letter of intent
Document type: PDF
Document name: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Letter.pdf
Applicants must have obtained a PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy within 5 years of initial appointment, and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0. Selected candidates will be invited to schedule an interview at the 2018 ASHP Midyear PPS by email prior to November 28, 2018.
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.
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