With flexible opportunities and a wealth of resources, the NACDS Foundation Executive Fellowship Program provides a cornerstone for a rewarding career in health care.

The NACDS Foundation Executive Fellow works collaboratively with healthcare and research professionals on projects that enhance patient care and improve health outcomes. Through this one-year program, the Executive Fellow develops skills in project management and design of innovative patient care research studies, among other skills. While assisting the Foundation to launch new programs and manage existing ones, the Executive Fellow contributes to meaningful work that advances population health.

The fellowship program that allows you to make a difference

  • Be the changeAssist with research grants that contribute to improving patient care
  • Develop your skillsApply clinical knowledge in a unique setting, and sharpen project management and communication skills
  • Become a team memberWork with dedicated Foundation staff
  • Build your networkMeet and learn from leaders and experts
  • Be at the center of it allThe NACDS Foundation is located in Arlington, Virginia, within the greater Washington, DC area, an ideal place to contribute to public health initiatives.

Program Requirements

Commitment12-month commitment beginning in June
PrerequisitesGraduate of an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program

Application Requirements

Deadline for submission will be announced in the coming months. The following information is required:

  • A current resume or CV
  • A scanned copy of applicant’s pharmacy school transcript
  • A cover letter explaining career goals and interest in the Fellowship
  • One letter of recommendation from a pharmacy dean, faculty member, preceptor, or a recent pharmacy employer. (Note: must be sent directly from the recommender to research@nacds.org)


Executive Fellowship applications for the 2020-2021 year must be submitted no later than December 16, 2019.

The Selection Process

An initial phone screen is conducted with applicants. Finalists are invited to the NACDS Foundation in January for an on-site interview at the applicant’s expense. Notification regarding application status is made by February.

Executive Fellowship Application Form

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