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2024-2026 National Academy of Medicine Fellowship in Pharmacy – Call for Nominations

March 04, 2024

The boards of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2024–2026 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship in Pharmacy. The fellowship supports a pharmacist as an early-career health policy or health science scholar. Nominations for the fellowship must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. (ET) June 3, 2024. Details about the nomination process for the fellowship may be found in the Guide to Nominations below. 

The purpose of the NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy is to enable talented, early-career health science clinicians, researchers, and scholars to actively participate in the health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy is awarded for a 2-year period. During this time, Fellows are expected to continue to work at their current institution while being assigned to one of the health- and medicine-related boards of the National Academies listed below: 

  • Children, Youth, and Families 

  • Food and Nutrition 

  • Global Health 

  • Health Care Services 

  • Health Sciences Policy 

  • Population Health and Public Health Practice 

The fellowship requires a 10%–20% time commitment for 2 years, including attendance at a 1-week orientation to health policy, the fall NAM annual meeting, and the meetings of the Fellow’s designated board. In addition, the Fellow will actively participate in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. 

This experience will introduce the NAM Fellow in Pharmacy to a variety of experts, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals, as well as a variety of perspectives. The Fellow will be assigned to a NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the 2 years of the fellowship. In addition, the Fellow will be provided with a flexible research grant. 

The National Academies bring together eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The nominee chosen as Fellow will be provided with an exceptional learning environment to develop as a future leader in health care, health policy, and public and global health. 

Guide to Nominations 

Eligibility Criteria 

Nominees for the 2024–2026 NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy must: 

  • Be nominated by one of the following: 

    • A member of NAM
      • Application materials are submitted by the NAM member directly through the NAM portal 
      • This process is encouraged if the candidate has an existing relationship with a NAM member 
      • ACCP and AACP members may also seek organizational endorsement by the ACCP or AACP in addition to the NAM member’s nomination by following the respective organization’s application process below 
    • AACP Board of Directors
    • ACCP Board of Regents 
      • Application materials are reviewed and evaluated by representatives from the Board of Regents. Successful applications are submitted by ACCP through the NAM portal. 
      • This process is available to ACCP members who do not have an existing relationship with a NAM member. Instructions and contact information is included below. 
  • Have successfully completed the Pharm.D. degree program of an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy and/or Ph.D. from a relevant field of study in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences 

  • Be able to dedicate 10%–20% of their time to the fellowship for 2 years 

  • Be between four and ten years after completion of postgraduate work OR between five and fifteen years after completion of a Pharm.D 

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the nominee’s academic department head or equivalent supervisor 

  • Submit a letter of endorsement by the dean or comparable senior leader 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status at the time of nomination 

Selection Criteria 

Nominees will be evaluated by an NAM-appointed committee based on their professional qualifications, scholarship, and quality of professional accomplishments as evidenced through publications and research grants, and relevance of current field of expertise to the work of the NAM. 

Preference will be given to nominees with a demonstrated interest in and focus on advancing pharmacy practice and scholarship.  

Required Materials for ACCP Consideration 

  • Three letters of recommendation and endorsement from:
    1. Department chair or equivalent supervisor 
    2. Academic dean or comparable senior leader 
    3. Other individuals familiar with the nominee’s work 
  • A one-page personal statement describing the nominee’s interest in the program and how the program will further their professional development 

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae 

  • A brief, one-page biosketch 

All required materials must be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] no later than 3:00 p.m. (ET) on June 3, 2024, for the applicant to be considered by the ACCP Board of Regents for nomination as Fellow for the 2024–2026 program beginning September 1, 2024. For questions about any aspect of the nomination process, please contact Marcia Buck, ACCP Director of Clinical Practice Advancement. 


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