OPT for RAFT - Touro College of Pharmacy - 28 October 2011
RAFT OPT for RAFT Opportunities for Post‐Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT) prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team
Today’s Discussion RAFT• Career Planning• Residency and Fellowship Opportunities• Application Insights• Letter of Intent and CV Tips• Introduction to Interviewing• ASHP Midyear Networking Strategies and Tips
Opportunities for Post-Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT)RAFT prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team OPT for RAFT Career Planning
After Graduation RAFT• Where do you see yourself in five years?• What would be your ideal pharmacy position?• What are you passionate about?• You have to think about these answers sooner rather than later
Career Choices RAFT Available to Pharmacists Pharmacy Career Paths Community Ambulatory Academia Institutional Industry Management Consulting/Other (Retail) Care • Contract Research • Clinical practice • Chain staff Organization • Government • Clinical Specialist • Medical (Federal)• Economic, • Management • Health Center Communications • Mail Service social, and • Association • Staff • Drug Information • Managed Care administrative • Compounding • Home Health Care • Drug Safety • Nuclear Pharmacy sciences • Corporate • Management • Medical Science • Benefits • Independent Liaison Management• Pharmaceutical • Research and • Long Term Care sciences Development Adapted from: http://www.pharmacist.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Pathways_Program&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=12183
Local Pharmacy Associations RAFT• Join your local pharmacy association• Inquire about mentoring or shadowing opportunities• Example: Industry Pharmacists Network (IPN) • Email: AcademyofIndustry@masspharmacists.org • Open to: Students and professionals interested in mentoring opportunities within the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry
Opportunities for Pharmacists in RAFTIndustry• Medical Affairs• Clinical Research• Drug Safety / Pharmacovigilance• Medical Information• Regulatory Affairs
Medical Affairs RAFT• Purpose: To optimize patient benefit from company products through support of – Scientific exchange – Research – Publications – Education• Typical roles held by pharmacists – Medical Science Liaisons – Scientific/Medical Communications (Publications/Medical Education) – Medical Writing – Investigator Sponsored Study Development/Management
Cross Functional Partnership Harmonizedto Improve Patient Therapeutic Outcomes RAFT Integrated Planning Approach Commercial & Medical Strategic Business Plan M&S Functional Plan MA Functional Plan 10 Improved Patient Outcomes
The 3 Building Blocks of Medical Affairs RAFT What do they value, what drives their decisions? Stakeholder Insights Clinical development plans and lifecycle management Data Generation programs to address the insights via GSTs and ISSs. Communicating the value Clinical and Scientific of our therapies to the Health Care decision Exchange makers via publications, presentations, field (MSLs), and Med Ed Programs Customer Success Adapted from Shaping MA, Dec 18, 2008, UG
Evidenced Based Published Data informs decisions in the Health RAFT Care System Publications are Critical for Publications are Critical for Medical Affairs! Medical Affairs! 12Publication of study results is encouraged by independent medical journals (ICMJE) and required by regulators (NIH/clinicaltrials.gov)
Medical Affairs Fellowship RAFT Senior Genzyme leaders to maximize learning potential Mentors Develop Best Fellow’s Goals: Maximal Visibility Practices •Maximize learning experiences Other •Build CV through tangible Other projects, conferences, and Fellow Fellowship Departments Programs publications •Personal and professional Medical Affairs Growth •Optimize networking opportunities and ultimately… •Line up a job Appropriate level Preceptor leader to allow for frequent interaction
Day in the Life RAFTSheryl Selvey, PharmD MBASr. Scientific Communications Specialist – CardiovascularGenzyme, a Sanofi CompanyandShariq Ali, PhDAssociate Director of Medical Affairs ‐ CardiovascularGenzyme, a Sanofi Company
Clinical Research RAFT• Study Management – Oversee execution of the protocol• Protocol Development – Study design, inclusion/exclusion criteria, treatments administered, statistical plan, etc.• Site Evaluation and Monitoring – Site Auditing, Source Documentation Review, Accountability• Investigational Product Management – Site Pharmacy Initiation and Training – Investigational Product Forecasting and Supply Management – Patient Kit and Labeling Design – Patient Randomization (Manual or IVRS) – “Investigational Pharmacist for the Company”
Clinical Research ‐ Qualifications RAFT• Qualifications – Varies based on position – Clinical Operations / CRAs – BS in Science or Health Field, some have advanced degrees (PharmD, OD, etc.) – Study Managers – often start as CRAs and are advanced through to managers• Where do pharmacists fit? – Study Operations (CRAs, Managers) – Investigational Product Management (Clinical Pharmacists)
Clinical Research – Day in the Life RAFT Paul Larochelle, PharmD, RPh Principal Project Planning Analyst and Fellowship Coordinator Clinical Pharmacy Research Services Genzyme Corporation
Drug Safety / Pharmacovigilance RAFT• Interdisciplinary team responsible for maintaining safety profiles for all products – Individual case processing • Triage of information (reports from patients, physicians, investigators, etc) • Data entry • Narrative writing • Correspond with reporters to request missing information • Submit reports to regulatory agencies (MedWatch, CIOMS‐I) – Preparing periodic/aggregate regulatory reports – Assessing current literature for relevant safety information – Management of case processing and periodic report submission – Training and compliance – Management of process documentation (SOPs) – Signal detection/epidemiology • Assess need to update product labelling
Drug Safety – Qualifications RAFT• B.S. or higher degree in life sciences – Higher degrees (M.S./Ph.D.) or healthcare professional (PharmD/MD/RN) preferred• Entry level positions will accept new grads as candidates – Clinical experience, residency, fellowship or prior industry experience preferred – Competitive• Attention to detail, organization, time management, communication and writing skills critical• Pharmacists can ‘fit’ into many different job functions – Most will spend at least some time in case processing
Drug Safety – Day in the Life RAFT Samantha Llanos, PharmD, RPh Senior Global Patient Safety and Risk Management Fellow Global Patient Safety and Risk Management Genzyme Corporation
Medical Information RAFT• Objectives – Provide medical and product support for consumers, patients, and healthcare professionals• Job Responsibilities – Develop answers for frequently asked questions • Most companies have an outsourced call center – Develop custom responses for unique inquiries – Write standard letters to disseminate to healthcare professionals – Review marketing, sales training, and medical training materials for medical accuracy and completeness
Medical Information RAFT• Types of calls medical information receives: – Lack of efficacy, product complaint, adverse events, inquiries for additional clinical trial data, administration, off‐label uses• Examples: – “Is this still safe to administer if I’ve left it out of the refrigerator for 3 hours?” – “I opened a new bottle of the medication and it smelled differently than usual. Have you gotten any other complaints about this bad odor? Is it still safe to dispense?” – “This product isn’t indicated for pediatric use. Are there any studies or case reports of it being used in pediatrics? “• Aside from medical science liaisons, medical information specialists are the only ones who can talk about off‐label uses of products
Regulatory Affairs (RA) RAFT • Ensures that all departments and processes comply with regulations and laws • From preclinical to post‐ marketing • Liaison between company and federal agencies
Regulatory Affairs – Qualifications RAFT• Education – Bachelor’s degree – Scientific, clinical background• Skills – Written and verbal communication – Project management and organization – Analytical thinking• Personality – Attention to detail – Adaptable• Experience
Industry Pros and Cons RAFT• Pros • Cons – Horizontal and vertical – Deadlines opportunities – No “typical” day – Multi‐disciplinary teams – Multitasking essential – Dynamic work environment – Therapeutic Areas may be – Standard business work week very unique compared to hours education – See innovative drugs before – Jobs can be in very commercialized specialized area
Opportunities for Post-Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT)RAFT prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team OPT for RAFTResidency and Fellowship Opportunities
Residency: Why? RAFT• The purpose of a residency is to further prepare a pharmacist for practice – Training provides experience working with a wide range of patients and the following advantages: • A competitive advantage in the job market • Networking opportunities • Career planning • Professional vision – Experience is acquired through on the job training as well as a residency project • Completing the project requires formulating a question, creating a study design, conducting a literature search, determining feasibility and value, conducting the actual study, interpreting the study data, and presenting the results – Project and final results are presented at a regional residency conference Source: http://www.ashp.org/rtp
Fellowships RAFT• Completed post‐graduation• 1 – 2 + year programs – Traditional Pharmacy Fellowships – Independently work to become a primary investigator (CV Outcomes, Critical Care, etc.) – Post‐PharmD Industry Fellowships – Develop a skill set to work in industry (Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, etc.) – Programs often have significant teaching component• Highly competitive application process• Compensation: $35,000 + per year
Types of Programs RAFT• Clinical Pharmacology Research• Clinical Research• Drug Information• Drug Safety/Global Patient Safety and Risk Management/Pharmacovigilance• Medical Affairs• Medication Safety• Regulatory Affairs
Opportunities for Post-Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT)RAFT prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team OPT for RAFT The Application Process
Preparing for Application: RAFTPersonal Development• Professional Years 1‐3: Look for opportunities that will set you apart – Internships / Shadowing – Research opportunities – Speak to individuals about programs – Work hard – Network • Make sure at least 2 – 3 professors, supervisors, or mentors get to know you during school (Employers care how long references have known you and may try to call you out if all 3 references are rotation preceptors!) • Connect with pharmacists who work in the field you’re interested in – learn how they got to where they are, good and bad aspects of their jobs, etc. – Get involved with student groups or professional organizations – Clinical experience
Preparing for Application: RAFTPortfolios• Content ultimately depends on you…• Projects and Assignments you are proud of – Final Project Presentations for Courses – Handouts Created for Rotations – Speeches made or Demonstrations of Leadership• Select Items that give life to your CV – Include items listed on your CV• Select Items that would demonstrate potential content in your recommendation letters
Opportunities for Post-Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT)RAFT prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team OPT for RAFT The Letter of Intent
Purpose of the Letter of Intent RAFT• For Employers • For Candidates – Evaluate the candidate’s writing – Indicate interest in the program skills and attention to detail you’re applying for – Evaluate the candidate’s interest – Expand upon the contents of the in the program/position CV – Evaluate the candidate’s fit – Show employers the person within the organization behind the CV and transcripts – Decide whether or not the candidate will be offered an interview
What Employers Look For RAFT• Effort – Should show that the candidate took the time to evaluate his/her interests and skills relative to the requirements of the position – Should follow the proper format for a business letter and contain no typos, spelling mistakes, or grammatical errors • Fit – Are the candidate’s skills and goals in line with the requirements and goals of the program?• Personality – Does it come across in the letter? – Would the candidate work well with others in the company and/or department?
Opportunities for Post-Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT)RAFT prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team OPT for RAFT CV Writing
What is a CV? RAFT• Curriculum Vitae (CV)• Directed toward the job you are applying for and should contain relevant information only – Leave off that summer lifeguard job from 2002• Can contain an objective statement to make your intentions clear• Provides a snapshot of published/presented work you have done – Be knowledgeable of this information, it’s fair game for interview questions• Preferred over resume for positions in the pharmaceutical industry
What to Include RAFT• Header (first page only) – Name, address, phone number, email • Phone # you can actually be reached at (vs home #) • School email address (something professional)• Education• Experience (pharmacy‐related) – Include pharmacy rotations and jobs under separate headings• Presentations, papers, projects, posters• Organizations you belong to (pharmacy‐related and other) – Especially if you have a leadership role• Community Service• Awards
What to Leave Out RAFT• Single courses completed vs degrees completed – If you completed a non‐degree course that’s relevant to a specific requirement for the position, do include it! – Your community cooking class can probably be left out • High school information• Graphics – unless the job you’re applying for involves using graphics (web design, etc.)• Projects not relevant to the field/position you’re applying for• References (unsolicited)
Additional Information RAFT• PROOFREAD!!! – Have someone else proofread, too! – Don’t use inappropriate abbreviations. When in doubt, spell it out! • “Drug lit. anal.” should be “Drug literature analysis” – “Concider,” “december,” “thsi,” “oppertunity,” “websit,” “dicovering”• Length – More than one page is okay! This is a more comprehensive snapshot of your professional background• Appearance – Heavier watermarked paper of an appropriate color – Single‐sided printing, black and white only, stick to one font• Number of copies – 3 copies per interview to be on the safe side
Opportunities for Post-Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT)RAFT prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team OPT for RAFT Introduction to Interviewing
Introduction to Interviewing RAFT http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2765642306_fb64f6c3d7_o.jpg
Communication with Programs RAFT• Foster building relationships with individuals associated with the program• Who to Contact – Refer to program brochure – Try to speak with a fellow in your program of interest• When to Contact – Early and often – Consistent periodic contact• Email etiquette – Formal language – email@example.com is not appropriate for gainful employment• Social Networking Sites – Privacy settings – Inappropriate status updates
Showcases and Personnel Placement RAFTServices (PPS)• Areas where programs each have an information booth – Program directors – Residents/fellows• Stand out from the crowd by your interests and experience ‐ not for superficial reasons – Wardrobe malfunctions, inappropriate attire – Bringing large/too many items in with you – Turn OFF your cell phone• Plan and prioritize which programs you want to speak with – Maps – Speak with programs of high interest first – Stop by additional programs
Interviewing: RAFTResidency vs Fellowship Interview Significance at Midyear Residency Fellowship Initial interviews occur at PPS (some companies Majority of interview occurs on‐site have “rounds”)Personnel Placement Services (PPS): Invitation only receptions and sponsored informational interviews are available dinners may be offered as a continuation of the (sign up early) interviewPGY2 residency applicants should interview at On‐site interview is a call‐backPPS Interviewing at PPS is not necessary, but a Interviewing at PPS is not necessary for PGY1 majority of fellowship interviews are conducted here
Preparing for the Interview RAFT• First Impressions – Dress professionally – Be on time – Be courteous and friendly with the other candidates• Do your homework – Know the program and company – Company portfolio, mission, values – Current events• Be prepared for multiple interviews – Get enough sleep• Know your strengths and weaknesses
Preparing for the Interview RAFT• Know your resume/CV • Business Cards – Journal clubs, presentations, etc. • Thank you cards• Short‐term and long‐term goals – “5‐year plan”• Clinical Questions – Residencies• Ask Relevant Questions – Professional background – Academic components – Cost of living
During the Interviewing RAFT• Personality fit• Be confident and honest• Show interest in the company’s therapeutic areas/residency’s therapeutic specialties• Listen to the question• Ask follow‐up questions
The “Situational/Behavioral” RAFTInterview• This style is growing in popularity• Gives employers insight into the candidate’s decision making, ability to work with others, and communication skills• Employers may or may not elaborate on the preferred answer format – knowing the elements of a good answer ahead of time can help you prepare
Handling Situational/Behavioral RAFTInterview Questions• LISTEN to the question as it’s being asked. It’s appropriate to take a few moments to think about it and formulate your answer. Answer the question they actually asked you – otherwise you will come off as ‘rehearsed’!• Telling the complete story will make you stand out as a good communicator• Consider using the STAR method to formulate your answer
The STAR Method RAFT• Describe the situation, project, or issue – What happened and how does it relate to the question you have been asked?• Describe your thought process in deciding how to proceed – What was your first reaction? – Did you consider several options while coming to a decision? What were they and why did you choose the option you chose?• Describe the actions you took – Review your notes from interpersonal communication classes. Many of these questions are about how you handle conflict• Describe the results of your decision/action – Going back, would you have done anything differently? (best to prepare thoughts on this one ahead of time) Citation Available Upon Request
Situational Example RAFTQuestion: Tell me about a time when someone on your team was not pulling his or her weightComplete Story: “1) I was on a team charged with____and one of the members was not showing up to meetings. 2) My first reaction was___and as I thought more about it I wondered if it was possible they were experiencing a difficult situation which was contributing to the poor attendance. I decided to ask the person why she was not contributing. The person told me she had been absent because____. 3) I advised her to just let the group know as soon as possible when she would be unable to attend a meeting, so that rescheduling could be considered. We discussed the issue of her contribution and decided to propose to the team that she help out by____. 4) The proposal was well taken by the rest of the group, and by having a modified assignment the group member was able to contribute to the project and ‘save face’ with her peers.”
Example Situational Questions RAFT Citation Available Upon Request
Showcases/PPS RAFT• You are expected to ask questions – if you don’t have anything to ask, you may appear disinterested – If you know the brochure and company/hospital website inside and out, ask questions about what it’s like to be in the program or work at the company/hospital/pharmacy – Make sure the answers to questions you ask are not sitting right in front of you (i.e. how long is the program)
General Questions for Candidates RAFTto Ask During an Interview• What makes your program unique or successful?• What is the vision for the department/program?• Have there been any significant changes in the program this year? Are there any changes planned for next year?• How do expectations change for a student on rotation to a resident/fellow on rotation?• Tell me about a project a current resident/fellow is working on.• How flexible are rotation schedules? Can I change rotations that have been scheduled in the spring?• How easy is it to get a desired elective rotation?• How are residents/fellows evaluated during the program?• What do you hope your residents/fellows will accomplish by the end of their programs?• What are some of the former residents/fellows doing now?
General Questions for Candidates RAFTto Ask During an Interview• Interviewer specific – What is your professional background? – Describe your typical day at work. How frequent are your interactions with the residents/fellows (or director, if asking a resident/fellow)? – What is your favorite part about your job? – What made you get involved in the residency/fellowship process? – What organizations are you involved with (if you suspect involvement)?
General Questions for Candidates RAFTto Ask During an Interview• Professional development – What teaching and precepting opportunities are available in this program? – Are there any opportunities to publish? How about outside of my research project? – Are there opportunities for leadership development? – Does your program offer travel expenses for professional meetings? – Are there opportunities for leadership development?
What to Ask the Current RAFTResidents/Fellows• Describe a good day and a bad day.• Have you had any problems working with the director? • What would you change about this department? • What are the best and worst things about this institution/company? • Are your suggestions taken seriously? • How much impact do you have on decisions? • Are you asked for input?• Have you had the opportunity to give lectures to pharmacy students? How many? • Have you had the opportunity to write or publish (review articles, hospital newsletter articles, case reports)? • How accessible is the library?
What to Ask the Current RAFTResidents/Fellows• What time do you get to work, on average? • How far do you live from work? How long does it take you to get to work? • Tell me about the town/city/state where your program is offered (cost of living, available public transportation, driving conditions, etc.) • Is the neighborhood near the institution/company safe?• Do you have to pay for parking? • Is there subsidized housing?• Were you compensated for relocation?
Residencies: RAFTWhat to Ask Programs• When do you typically start interviewing for residency candidates? • How many residents do you accept each year? • What are the components of your application? • What is a typical week like for one of your residents? • Will I have other residents to work with throughout the year?• Will I get a chance to participate in elective rotations during my residency? • Have the pharmacy and residents ever worked with the medical department on research projects?
Residencies: RAFTWhat to Ask Programs• What is the current pharmacy model? Are there any changes planned for the future?• Are you ever on call? • What are the staffing requirements for your residency program? • Will I be allowed to moonlight at night and on the weekends? • What are the benefits provided by the program?• What clinics are available during the ambulatory care rotation? (if applicable)
Community Residencies: RAFTWhat to Ask Programs• What are the requirements that residents must complete during their residency year?• What are some unique features of your program as compared to other community pharmacy residency programs? • Is your program APhA‐ASHP accredited?• Is your program affiliated with a school of pharmacy? Are there opportunities for teaching? • How many pharmacy sites does your residency program have? What type of patients does your pharmacy site(s) serve? What types of patient care services does each site have?
Opportunities for Post-Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT)RAFT prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team OPT for RAFT Making the Most of Midyear: Networking
Networking Events: Tips and Tricks RAFThttp://www.cartoonstock.com/cartoonview.asp?search=site&catref=ahan31&MA_Category=&ANDkeyword=networking+events&ORkeyword=&TITLEkeyword=&NEGATIVEkeyword=
Networking Events: Tips and Tricks RAFT• RSVP – if you want to go but have another commitment, let them know that!• Remember your manners – DON’T “wait for others to open doors” – this is exclusion criteria for some companies – Turn OFF your cell phone – If joining a conversation – which might be necessary as some of these events get crowded – greet the people you know then introduce yourself to others in the group – Leave the rolling luggage in your room. Find a place to stow Expo tote bags and other unneeded items. That bag hits one person’s drink/food and they’ll remember you for being “that backpack kid who ruined my suit.” – Don’t complain about event details, no matter what! You never know who in the room organized the event, chose the food, etc.
Networking Events: Tips and Tricks RAFT• Treat the function as a continuation of your interview – dress professionally and come prepared with questions – Questions give program representatives a starting point for conversation• Events with food: – Don’t carry too much around or select awkward/messy items that require utensils (unless there are no other options) – Finish chewing before you speak – Don’t think of it as “free dinner”• Events with alcoholic beverages: – Let someone else order first – if they get a drink, feel free to have one too – DON’T get drunk • Eat something beforehand ‐ you may not have the opportunity to at the event – DO have a drink (even water works!) to have something in your hand
Networking Events Etiquette: Q&A RAFTQ: What if I’m invited to attend a reception and more than one program I’ve applied to is there?A: Try to split your time equally between each program you are interested in. You can spend more time with one program if they are your first choice, but beware, the other programs will notice!
Networking Events Etiquette: Q&A RAFTQ: Must I keep conversation to “strictly business” topics?A: Initially, then simply “go with the flow” of conversation.
Networking Events Etiquette: Q&A RAFTQ: If at a reception/event and there are other candidates applying for the same position, should I/how should I interact with my competition?A: Be remembered for something, just not something bad; try not to be too quiet, but also don’t be overbearing. Be an extrovert (at least appear to be) so the program reps can get a sense of your personality and vice versa.
Networking Events Etiquette: Q&A RAFTQ: What are companies looking for/expecting from candidates at receptions/functions?A: Companies expect to see a slightly more relaxed version of you – it’s a second chance to leave a lasting impression in their minds.
Networking Events Etiquette: Q&A RAFTQ: How do I make my interaction with a program of interest memorable?A: Ask relevant questions. Show that you have done your research on the program and the company, but don’t recite the “company overview” tab of the website to the person. Know a few products in the company’s pipeline/portfolio.
Networking Events Etiquette: Q&A RAFTQ: What do I do if 2 events occur at the same time? Is it preferable to arrive late and stay the duration of the event or arrive on time and leave early?A: Go to your first choice and leave early, then stop by any others with your remaining time. Again, if you are unable to stop by all programs you are interested in, make sure to follow up with a thank you to let them know you are still considering their program.
Networking Events Etiquette: Q&A RAFTQ: What if I’m not interested in the company or position after interviewing?A: Kindly let the program representatives know as soon as possible so that you and the company use the remaining time efficiently • Don’t attend a reception for a position you are not interested in
Opportunities for Post-Graduate Training after PharmD A presentation of the Residency and Fellowship Toolkit (RAFT)RAFT prepared by the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team OPT for RAFT Resources and Links
APhA Pathways Program RAFT• Takes you through a series of questions about what’s important to you/what you want your job to be like• Uses your responses to “match” positions/career paths to your important factors• APhA Pathways: http://www.enetrix.com/pls/aphap/!apha_pathways.welcome
Resources: RAFTCareer Planning• ACCP website for clinical experience http://www.accp.com/stunet/compass/skills.aspx• American Society of Health‐Systems Pharmacists http://www.ashp.org• Biospace http://www.biospace.com• Medzilla http://www.medzilla.com/cgi‐bin/internships
Resources: RAFTResidencies and Fellowships• From ASHP – Residency FAQ’s http://www.ashp.org/Import/ACCREDITATION/ResidentInfo/FAQs.aspx – Residency Guide http://www.ashp.org/s_ashp/docs/files/RTP_ASHPResidencyBrochure.pdf• From ACCP – About Residencies http://www.accp.com/stunet/compass/residency.aspx – Types of Programs http://www.accp.com/resandfel/resandfel.aspx – ACCP Annual Meeting Residency and Fellowship Forum http://www.accp.com/meetings/am09/rfapplicants.aspx• Residency and Fellowship Program Directories – http://www.accp.com/careers/onlinePositionListings.aspx – http://www.accp.com/resandfel/search.aspx – http://www.careerpharm.com/basicppsinfo.aspx
Resources: RAFTLetter of Intent Writing• “How to Write a Winning Cover Letter” http://www.thedoctorjob.com/careercorner/view_article.php?id_article=13• “Professional Pearls for Writing a Pharmacy Residency Letter of Intent” http://www.careerpharm.com/seeker/pps/Preparing_an_LI.aspx• Examples of letters http://www.accp.com/docs/stunet/compass/LetterOfIntent.pdf http://www.careerpharm.com/seeker/pps/LI_Sample.aspx
Resources: RAFTCV Writing • Many resources are available to help you get started: – http://www.ashp.org/Import/ACCREDITATI ON/ResidentInfo/CurriculumVitae.aspx – http://www.accp.com • American College of Clinical Pharmacy offers review and feedback of CV by email – http://www.accp.com/stunet/cv.aspx • Sample templates – for formatting use only! – http://www.cvtips.com/resumes‐and‐ cvs/cv‐example.html • Your school’s career center!
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Disclaimer RAFT• The content and suggestions contained within this presentation have been researched and prepared by members of the Genzyme/MCPHS Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Team. The content expressed within this presentation is based on the personal experiences of the team, and is not meant to represent all experiences or opinions by all programs. References are provided to all content from outside sources where possible.• This presentation is for guidance and informational purposes. Applying the content does not guarantee a residency or fellowship position.