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2018-2020 National Academy of Medicine Fellowship in Pharmacy - Call for Nominations

March 08, 2018

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 2018–2020 Fellowship in Pharmacy at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The fellowship will support a pharmacist as an early-career health policy or health science scholar. Nominations for the fellowship must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (ET) June 1, 2018. Details about the nomination process for the fellowship may be found in the Guide to Nominations that follows.

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 a health- and medicine-related board of the National Academies. The boards are:

  • 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 the following: a 1-week orientation to health policy, the fall NAM annual meeting, and the meetings of the assigned 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 stipend of $25,000.

The National Academies bring together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policy-makers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. The nominee chosen as Fellow will have 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 2018–2020 NAM Fellowship in Pharmacy must:

  • Be nominated by one of the following:
    • A member of NAM,
    • AACP Board of Directors, or
    • ACCP Board of Regents
  • 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 a nontenured member of an academic faculty (preferred)
  • Be able to dedicate 10%–20% of their time to the fellowship for 2 years
  • Be within the first 5–10 years after completing their Pharm.D. education and any postgraduate work pursued after completing the Pharm.D. degree program
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the nominee’s practice or academic setting department head
  • Submit a letter of endorsement by the dean or senior executive
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status at the time of nomination

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to nominees with a demonstrated interest in and focus on advancing pharmacy practice and scholarship. In addition, the committee will consider:

  • Professional accomplishments, including research and publications
  • Potential for leadership in health policy
  • Quality of letters of recommendations
  • Expertise in an area of relevance to NAM

Required Materials for ACCP Consideration

  • Up to four letters of recommendation and endorsement from:
    1. Department chair
    2. Academic dean or senior executive
    3. Other individuals familiar with the nominee’s work
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A brief, one-page biosketch
  • All required materials for nominees must be submitted by e-mail to no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) June 1, 2018, for the nominee to be considered by the ACCP Board of Regents for nomination as Fellow for the 2018–2020 program beginning October 1, 2018. For questions about any aspect of the nomination process, please contact Kathy Pham, ACCP Director of Policy and Professional Affairs.