The Boards of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy are pleased to announce a new Anniversary Fellowship at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This is the first year that candidates will be sought for the IOM Pharmacy Fellowship, which will support a pharmacist as an early-career health policy or health science scholar.
Created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the IOM’s establishment, the purpose of the IOM Anniversary Fellows programs is to enable talented, early-career health policy or health science scholars to participate actively in the work of the IOM and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The fellowships will be awarded for a 2-year period, during which time the Fellows will be expected to continue working at their main academic post. The Fellows will be assigned to a board of the IOM, attend its meetings, and actively participate in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its report or other products. The Fellows will be invited to the IOM Annual Meeting; moreover, they will take part in an intense 1-week orientation to health policy in Washington, DC. This will introduce the Fellows to a variety of perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry, patient interest groups, scientists, and health professionals. Each Fellow will be assigned to an IOM member, who will serve as a senior mentor for the duration of the fellowship. In addition, each Fellow will be provided a flexible research stipend of $25,000.
Fellowships require a commitment of 10%–20% of the successful candidate’s time. Candidates who are chosen as Fellows will hold exceptional promise to become future national leaders in biomedical science, health care, health policy, and medical professionalism.
A Call for Nominations, including details of the nomination requirements and process, was sent in late May to all Full ACCP Members and ACCP Fellows. Complete nominations must be submitted no later than June 30, 2012, to be considered for the 2-year period beginning October 1, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.accp.com/docs/misc/IOM_Fellowship.pdf.