This fellowship is designed for those with an interest in academia in pharmacy practice, a desire to acquire abundant teaching experiences as well as clinical service and research experience. The training and experience that will be gained through this program equips graduates for other practice settings and industries as well. Although there are many graduate and fellowship programs, this is a unique program that includes both, in one focus area. Fellows will serve as part-time faculty members for required PharmD courses such as Case Based Practice II-IV and Pharmacy Skills I. They will also obtain an MS degree in Health Care Outcomes and Clinical Services. The program provides competitive compensation and benefits for the fellowship and covers the tuition of the MS program.
Fellows will obtain formal training to be an independent researcher through didactic courses and thesis completion as well as other various research opportunities. Furthermore, six rotations will be offered, and fellows will choose their rotations based on individual interest and site availability.
Areas of Experience
The rotation options include, but are not limited to:
- Long Term Care Facility
- Medicare D/Geriatric outreach
- Intermediate Care/Long Term Care Facility
- Managed Care
- Acute Inpatient Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Ambulatory Care Practice
- Education Methodology and Assessment
“Pacific gave me opportunities to explore different things. It gave me opportunities to just jump in on things that I didn’t think I would ever do. I don’t know that I could have found this type of journey anywhere else.”
— May Chen ’16, ’19, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Combining a graduate degree with experiential training puts graduates in a strong position when applying for jobs where pharmacists with advanced training are required. Approximately 70% of former fellows currently service in academia and about 30% of former fellows service in clinical and industry settings.
Candidates must have a PharmD and either be licensed or eligible for licensure in California by August 31 2021. To complete the MS part of application, GRE score (minimum 303) and cumulative GPA (minimum 3.0) is required. The GRE requirement can be waived for those who graduated with a cumulative GPA within top 15% of their graduating class of the top 500 global universities or University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
Candidates must submit the following application materials to Myo-Kyoung Kim, PharmD, BCPS, APP at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Three (3) letters of recommendation emailed directly from letter writer to the director
- One professional writing sample
- Unofficial pharmacy school transcript emailed to the director
- GRE score report (if not waved)
Upon the final selection, applicants will need to submit the required documents (e.g., official GRE score, if not waived, and official transcript) through GradCAS and application within the hiring portal, PeopleAdmin (University of the Pacific’s hiring process). Unmatched scores between self-report and official documentation will disqualify candidacy.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Applications will be accepted starting Nov. 15, 2020 for a Sept. 1, 2021 start. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the two positions are filled.
Myo-Kyoung Kim, PharmD, BCPS, APh
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Director, Pharmacy Fellowship/MS Program
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211