Fellowship Application

Fellows must have graduated from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy, or otherwise eligible for licensure as a pharmacist, prior to the start of the fellowship term. All applicants must be U S citizens. Candidates who do not meet this requirement should not apply.

The primary objectives of the program are for the fellow to:

  • Examine career options within academic, pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory environments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of an academic environment and faculty roles within it.
  • Explore various medical and regulatory components of pharmaceutical development and innovation.
  • Develop an understanding of regulations and patient safety considerations regarding medication use.
  • Construct expertise in patient and medication safety, focusing on tools and methods to make healthcare safer.
  • Demonstrate personal, interpersonal, and teamwork skills critical for effective leadership.
  • Focus on regulatory approaches in addressing risk management and medication error related issues associated with currently marketed drug and biologic products.
  • Contribute to advancing the science of risk management and medication error prevention and analysis by applying training, learning and experience gained at Academia, Industry and FDA
  • Develop and understanding of pharmaceutical risk management tools available to assess and mitigate the risks of drug and biologic products.

Proposed activities completed as part of this program include:

  • Lecturing in courses at Butler University including “Approval to Administration: How Drugs get to Patients” and “Evidence-Based Medicine.”
  • Designing new patient safety lectures and related content,
  • Completing the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program (IPTeC).
  • Participating in the Butler University Pharmacy Leadership Program (certificate program).
  • Conducting Research and exploring publication opportunities.
  • Completing Individualized faculty rotations in interest areas.
  • Taking advantage of professional development resources.
  • Personalized mentorship and career planning activities.
  • Practice-based experience in the pharmaceutical industry and USFDA.
  • Providing a final report describing the findings of the research project.
  • Presenting the findings internally and externally to stakeholders as appropriate.

Fellows will begin with the academic sector at Butler University from July – October 2022. They will then move into the industry sector, working with one of a variety of partners in the pharmaceutical industry, from November 2022–October 2023. Finally, fellows will learn from the regulatory sector, partnering with the Food and Drug Administration from November 2023–June 2024.*See specific programs with application information under Fellowship Programs.

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of reference
  4. Official transcripts

Applications will close October 31, 2021 for the 2022-2024 recruitment cycle. Please email rxfellowships@butler.edu with any questions you may have.

Fellowship Program Director Contact:

John B. Hertig, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP
Vice-Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Indianapolis, IN, USA