Fellowship Program

The USC-Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program is designed to prepare postdoctoral scholars for rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Fellows work with mentors to participate in activities that enhance the skills required to excel in their field.  Graduate-level coursework and seminars may be included in the program, in addition to hands-on project activities in Allergan teams.

Upon completion of the program, fellows will be prepared for the challenges of a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Past fellows have been placed into rewarding positions in industry, pharmacy practice and research. USC Pharmacy’s fellowship programs adhere to the guidelines of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. All fellowships begin July 1 and end on June 30.


  • Access to USC Regulatory Science courses and tuition remission, up to 4 units per semester
  • Networking with USC students and alumni
  • Participating in professional leadership workshops
  • Financial relocation assistance for out-of-state fellows
  • Financial support to attend professional conferences and events
  • Delivering lectures to pharmacy students
  • Recruiting prospective graduate and professional students to the Fellowship Program

Available Fellowships

Depending on funding status, the fellowship program may include:

Allergan-USC Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships (PDF)

Fellowship Program Admission

The USC-Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship program provides exceptional preparation and education for postdoctoral graduates entering the pharmaceutical industry. Entry into the program is competitive and applicants are encouraged to review all admission requirements and deadlines prior to beginning the application process.

The USC-Allergan Postdoctoral Fellows are classified as students, and are affiliated with Allergan, plc for the purpose of training and career development.


To be admitted to the USC-Allergan Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship program, the candidate must have completed:

  • A PharmD, MD, DO, PhD or equivalent doctorate degree from an accredited college or university within five years of initial appointment.

Application Process

Applications for the postdoctoral fellowship are to be submitted online  at USC School of Pharmacy online application.

Candidates are asked to supply:

  • The email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • Official pharmacy school or graduate school transcripts mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Training, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

Application Deadline

December 14, 2015

Orientation Program

USC’s annual Orientation Program held each September provides a forum for students to learn about available programs. Program directors, preceptors and fellows discuss their programs. USC also hosts an Open House at Allergan for fellowship applicants each November.

For location and times, or any additional information on the program, please contact:

William C. Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Director, Residency and Fellowship Training
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Southern California
School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90089-9121
Telephone: (323) 442-2625
Email: wgong@usc.edu, Res-Fellow@pharmacy.usc.edu

2015-2016 Fellows

Meet our current USC School of Pharmacy Fellows