The USC Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship programs provide 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 Postdoctoral Fellows are classified as students and are affiliated with AbbVie, Inc. and Gilead Sciences, Inc. for the purpose of training and career development.


To be admitted to the USC Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship programs, the candidate must have completed:

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

Application Process

The application for the 2022-2023 cycle will be available October 1, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for early review. Please apply through the 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 may be sent electronically from the registrar’s office to or mailed to Pharmacy Residency & Fellowship Programs, 1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC B-15 Los Angeles, CA 90033

Application Deadline

December 11, 2021