Fellowship Program

The USC School of Pharmacy Fellowship Program trains clinical scientists for careers in academic research laboratories and industry settings. Fellows pursue a program developed with guidance from the program director and mentors. Depending on the fellow’s interests, graduate-level coursework and seminars may be included in the program.

Upon completion of the program, fellows are ready to conduct independent research and have gained significant industry experience. Past fellows have been placed into executive-level 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.

Available Fellowships

Depending on funding status, the fellowship program may include:

Many of these fellowships are made available through our industry partners including Bausch & Lomb and Allergan, a global, technology-driven, multi-specialty health care company, who provide fellows with a unique environment to develop new skills and expand their career potential.

Allergan-USC Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships (PDF)

Fellowship Benefits

Individuals appointed to the USC School of Pharmacy fellowship program are eligible for health, dental and other benefits provided to university students and to:

  • An estimated stipend of approximately $51,000
  • Professional liability insurance provided at affiliated institutional sites

Fellowship Program Admission

The USC School of Pharmacy’s fellowship program provides exceptional clinical preparation and education. Entry into the program is competitive and applicants are encouraged to review all admission requirements and deadlines prior to beginning the application process.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


To be admitted to the USC School of Pharmacy’s fellowship program, you must have obtained:

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

Application Process

When you are ready to apply go to the USC School of Pharmacy online application.

You will be asked to supply:

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

Application Deadline

January 2

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.

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