Health Disparities PharmD Fellowship

Pharmacists are in a unique position to identify potential health disparities and to work towards improving the health outcomes of every individual who comes their way. The Health Disparities Fellowship is a 12-month PharmD fellowship for pharmacists interested in health equity. The fellowship is designed to prepare pharmacists to become a leading researcher and advocate for reducing health disparities through pharmacist-provided, community-based interventions in the United States.

What you'll do

  • Gain experience researching health disparities and community-based pharmacist interventions that are directed towards improving patient outcomes
  • Learn about pharmacist-provided services and their impact on patient outcomes
  • Engage with community-based preceptors to identify the nature of services provided, and the barriers and facilitators to these services
  • Help design interventions to reduce healthcare disparities in those communities
  • Engage with local and national organizations to understand the challenges associated with health disparities, and strategies that can be used to navigate them
  • Work with student pharmacist and [health professions student organizations] to create community-based interventions and evaluate their impact

What you'll get from the fellowship:

  • Research and Scholarship in Health Outcomes with a focus on disparities
  • Pharmacist Provided Services and Patient Outcomes
  • Completion of TCOP's Teaching Certificate and Leadership Certificate
  • Teaching and Mentoring Skills
  • Leadership and Advocacy Skills
  • Networking Skills
  • The fellow will be required to join key local, state, and national associations as a member, as well as attend and present at local and national association meetings where health disparities and pharmacist services are discussed.

How to apply

You must meet the following requirements to apply for the Health Disparities Fellowship:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Licensure or eligible for licensure in the State of New York
  • Individuals who have completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency or PGY2 specialty residency are preferred.

This fellowship is an initiative from the Touro College of Pharmacy Center of Excellence, a federally funded project dedicated to researching and addressing healthcare disparities and outcomes in underserved communities.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials to Elizabeth Unni, PhD, MBA, BPharm,

  • a letter of intent
  • curriculum vitae
  • official pharmacy school transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation (these should be sent directly from the reference)