The University of Florida College of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacogenetics Fellowship is a two-year program within the Precision Medicine Program for professionals who have completed a PGY-1 residency or have three years of experience. The fellowship prepares trainees for a career focused in implementation of pharmacogenetics in clinical practice settings, academia, industry or the FDA.
Fellows Can Expect to Master These Skills
- Start and sustain a clinical pharmacogenetics program, collaborative practice model and billable service
- Design clinical decision support alerts
- Gain expertise in research project management
- Learn grant and protocol composition
- Collect, clean and analyze pharmacogenetics data
- Refine presentation and manuscript-writing skills
Start Your Application
Applicants are encouraged to submit the application materials listed below by January 15, 2020.
- Personal statement (In two pages or less, describe your background, interest and experience in genomic medicine and your career goals)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Unofficial transcript
The Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
Fellows will have the opportunity to work with clinical- and research-focused mentors from the 16-member core faculty of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine. The center improves patient outcomes by maximizing efficacy and minimizing toxicity of drug therapy through research, teaching, and service focused on genetically-guided drug therapy decision-making, drug discovery and drug development.
In the last two years, the center’s faculty have produced more than 200 publications and secured $3.2 million in research funding.
The UF College of Pharmacy has implemented pharmacogenetic testing into clinical practice in three hospitals, 23 different clinics, including academic medical centers and primary and specialty care settings for 12 different patient populations. More than 6,000 patients from diverse backgrounds and settings have participated in the implementations.
As a clinical pharmacogenomics fellow, you will receive comprehensive training in multiple research and clinical areas within UF Health. The expertise you gain through these programs will put you on the pathway toward a successful career in precision medicine.
- Clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics within UF Health
- Exposure to innovative practice models, with a focus on the ambulatory care setting
- A focus on ambulatory care
- Translational research in the UF Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine
- Professional development opportunities in multiple areas:
- Earn a graduate certificate or master’s degree in precision medicine
- Compete for an NIH-training grant (PARADIGM)
- Complete coursework in biostatistics, manuscript and grant-writing and pharmacogenomics
- Teach within the Pharm.D. curriculum
- Gain leadership skills
- Manage projects and design studies
- Participate in seminars, workshops and conferences
Former Program Participants
Those who have participated in UF’s clinical pharmacogenetics program have built careers at various, high-level institutions across the United States.
Not shown on the map: Hana Al Alshaykh, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy Specialist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
“Training under the internationally renowned experts at UF provided abundant opportunities for growth. I cherish both the knowledge and professional relationships that I developed. Even after completion of my training, this network has continued to be an invaluable resource.”
–D. Max Smith (MedStar, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Specialist)