How is this fellowship unique?

The difference lies in our patient-driven research agenda

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.

Here’s what you’ll do …

While assisting the Foundation to launch new programs and managing existing ones, the Executive Fellow contributes to meaningful work that advances population health.

“Join a team that advances patient care and population health through innovative, evidence-based research.”

Program Requirements

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.

The fellowship program that allows you to make a difference

  • Be the change – Assist with research grants that contribute to improving patient care
  • Develop your skills – Apply clinical knowledge in a unique setting, and sharpen project management and communication skills
  • Become a team member – Work with dedicated Foundation staff
  • Build your network – Meet and learn from leaders and experts
  • Be at the center of it all – The NACDS Foundation is located in Arlington, Virginia, within the greater Washington, DC area, an ideal place to contribute to public health initiatives


12-month commitment beginning in June 2018


Graduate of an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program by 2018

Application Requirements

  • Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
  • 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, or a recent pharmacy employer. (Note: must be sent directly from the recommender)

Seeking a path that sets you apart?

A valuable experience for recent pharmacy school graduates

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