The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and Kite, a Gilead Company, are proud to offer a 12-month Medical Information Fellowship Program designed to provide recent Pharm.D., MD, Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree graduates an opportunity to learn the skills and experiences to excel in Medical Information, a key function in any Medical Affairs organization across the pharmaceutical industry. The fellowship is based at the Kite headquarters in Santa Monica, California. The fellow will be an integral part of the Global Medical Information team and will develop/manage Medical Information content used to respond to requests for information about Kite products. The overall goal is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis in Medical Information.
The Medical Information Activities at USC-Kite Fellowship include:
Subject Matter Expertise: Participate in cell therapy training, with the goal of becoming a subject matter expert throughout the course of the fellowship. Attend scientific meetings to maintain that expertise, participate in session coverage, and staff the Medical Affairs booth.
Medical Information Content: Write, update, and review Medical Information content such as standard response letters (SRLs), frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents, and slide decks (if applicable). In addition, the fellow may assist in the creation or maintenance of an AMCP dossier and compendia submissions.
Respond to Unsolicited Requests for Medical Information: Coordinate with the Medical Information specialists at Kite’s call center to formulate unbiased and scientifically balanced responses to requests for medical information that have been escalated. Escalated requests will be proposed by the fellow and reviewed by the appropriate subject matter experts prior to fulfillment by the call center.
Medical Review: Function as a medical reviewer for Promotional Review Committee, Medical Review Committee, and for Commercial Learning and Development pieces.
Operational Excellence: Work with the Kite Medical Information team to work on projects regarding process improvement/development, implementation of new technology, and managing the call center.
Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments at Kite to learn the value that Kite Medical Information brings to the broader organization.
Compliance: Learn and comply with regulations and guidance from various national and global regulatory agencies that govern the pharmaceutical industry.
Rotations with External-Departments: Opportunities to participate in rotations with external departments across the Kite organization including Regulatory Affairs (Advertising and Promotion), Field-based Medical Affairs, Marketing, Medical Communications, etc.to gain a comprehensive experience and skill set in the pharmaceutical industry.
USC Graduate Coursework: Complete required graduate coursework at the University of Southern California with the opportunity to complete a Certificate in Regulatory Sciences.
Leadership, Teaching and Career Development: Participate in the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy Professional Development and Leadership Retreat.
Fellows in our program further their experience through the academic component at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, one of the nation's leading schools of pharmacy. Fellows have the opportunity to take graduate courses in the Regulatory Sciences program, lecture in the School of Pharmacy, and have access to the strong network of USC alumni.
How to Request an Interview:
Interview appointments will be scheduled on a rolling basis and must be submitted by December 2, 2020.
Interviews are limited and will be offered on a competitive basis. Final interviews will be conducted at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, which will take place virtually December 6-10.
Please follow the document conventions listed below.
Document type: PDF
Document name: Last Name_First Name_CV.pdf
Letter of intent
Document type: PDF
Document name: Kite Med Info_Last Name_First Name_Letter.pdf
The letter of intent should address your career goals in industry and why you are interested in the USC-Kite Scientific Communications Fellowship Program. Please address letters to:
William C. Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP Director, Residency and Fellowship Programs Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy University of Southern California School of Pharmacy 1985 Zonal Avenue Los Angeles, California 90089-9121
If you have any additional questions, please contact the current Medical Information fellow, Adam Cho, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must have obtained a PharmD from an accredited school of pharmacy within 5 years of initial appointment, and a minimum doctoral program GPA of 3.0. Selected candidates will be invited to schedule an interview via Zoom by email.
About USC-Kite, A Gilead Company
The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.