In 2009, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and MedImmune Inc., created a joint fellowship program designed to provide students currently enrolled in the School's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program with the leadership skills needed to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The fellowship supports one of the goals of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy to develop partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in order to enhance our research activities and educational opportunities for students. The School of Pharmacy/MedImmune fellowship is an innovative educational and research experience for professional students currently enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The program will provide fellows with an environment conducive to intellectual growth and scientific development through the provision of hands-on experience and supervised research projects. The program's aim is to develop scientists who would like to pursue a career in clinical drug development.

This fellowship not only provides a wonderful opportunity for an outstanding graduate, but it creates a pipeline for the development of highly-qualified scientists who will be on the forefront of creating new medicines for the treatment of a variety of diseases.

The objectives for fellows in the new program are to understand the pathways for preclinical research, the link between preclinical research and clinical development, understand the toxicology requirements to enable clinical development plans, understand the relationship between regulatory and clinical development, and understand the value of health economics and patient-reported outcomes on clinical development activities.

The deadline to apply for this fellowship is Friday, October 19, 2018. Fellowships begin in June/July each year.

For More Information:

For more information about the fellowship, including requirements and application process, please download the MedImmune Fellowship brochure‌.

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please email with your current CV and a one-page statement explaining your career goals, research experiences, and interest in clinical research. Letters of recommendation are optional (maximum of two (2) may be submitted).

Please note that this fellowship is only available to full-time fourth-year (P4) student pharmacists enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.