Clinical Translational Sciences Fellowship

The two-year Clinical Translational Sciences Fellowship provides the framework for the fellow to gain skills in bridging clinical and basic sciences research under the guidance of mentors and the resources of the USC School of Pharmacy. The goal is to develop practitioners with skills for positions in academia and/or pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis in translational research.

Objectives of the Clinical Translational Sciences Fellow

  • Train clinical scientists in clinical, population, and/or translational research through didactic and experiential instruction, and the conduct of a focused research project
  • Train practitioners in a subspecialty of clinical practice with the research skill sets to advance evidence-based practice. Depending on the candidate, subspecialty areas can include cardiology, genomics, infectious diseases, psychiatry, among others
  • Complete graduate coursework to develop research skills as it relates to the research
  • Complete research for presentation at national scientific meetings and for publication in the appropriate scientific journal
  • Submit for grants at the appropriate organizations related to further research

Application Requirements

  • Candidates must have a defined research interest along with a senior faculty advisor (Associate or Professor) for the fellowship. Co-faculty advisors are encouraged. See proposal guidelines (link to PDF for proposal guidelines)
  • Candidates must have professional doctoral degree, e.g. Pharm.D. or M.D.
  • Candidates must have completed a PGY1 residency (mandatory) or a PGY2 residency (preferred)
  • Good oral and written communication skills, ethics, professionalism and an interest in clinical research

Key Dates for This Fellowship

  • Call for applications: June 1
  • Application deadline: July 31
  • Award decision: August 31
  • Recruitment: September to June 30
  • Fellowship start date: July 1

Contact Us

For additional information or to apply for the fellowship, please contact:

Tien Ng, Pharm.D., FHFSA, FACC, FCCP, BCPS AQ Cardiology
Vice-Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy


William C. Gong, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Director, Residency and Fellowship Programs
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Southern California
School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90089-9121
Telephone: (323) 442-2625