Clinical Development Fellowship

The one-year Clinical Development Fellowship provides an immersive introduction to clinical research in global drug development. As an active member of multiple clinical teams, the fellow will develop an understanding of the principles and challenges of developing novel therapeutics, while operating within national and international guidelines for good clinical practice. With close guidance from mentors, the fellow will gain broad exposure to interdisciplinary functional areas, with latitude to set individualized objectives within projects of particular interest.

Objectives of the Clinical Development Fellow

  • Explore the pharmacology of therapeutics and their clinical use
  • Learn operational aspects of clinical trial design from startup through execution and closeout
  • Develop and optimize study documents, including protocols, investigator brochures, procedure manuals, clinical development plans, informed consent forms and clinical study reports
  • Participate in ongoing data review, analysis and reporting

Application Requirements

  • PharmD, PhD or MD degree from an accredited university or equivalent
  • Completion of pharmaceutical industry rotation or internship, or previous exposure to clinical research, is desirable
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in the biopharmaceutical industry

Contact Us

For additional information or to apply for the fellowship, 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.eduRes-Fellow@pharmacy.usc.edu