PQA Executive Fellowship

The PQA Postdoctoral Executive Fellowship serves to produce the next generation of leaders in healthcare quality through a full-time, 12-month program based in the thriving Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Executive Fellow collaborates with a wide variety of stakeholders at a national level to impact the quality of care patients receive. The program’s foundation begins with the applicant’s interests to foster development of core skillsets in:

  • Project management
  • Medication use quality education
  • Quality metric design and implementation
  • Non-profit administration and association management
  • Healthcare quality research

Eligibility Criteria
The Executive Fellow must hold a doctoral degree (PharmD, MD or PhD) within the United States (or plan to secure a doctoral degree within 6 months) from an accredited program. Incoming fellows are required to sit for licensure exam(s) and complete all other professional licensing requirements either prior to beginning the Fellowship but no later than August 31 of the fellowship year. PQA seeks highly-motivated individuals with the following attributes:

  • Commitment to improving the quality of medication use
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently

Availability for phone and onsite interviews is also required. Select candidates will be offered an onsite interview scheduled for early January. Onsite interview travel expenses will be offset by a modest stipend.

Application Information
Candidates are required to submit the following materials through an online application platform accessible via the PQA website:

  1. One-page cover letter describing:
    1. Interest in the program
    2. Career goals & major areas of interest
    3. How you envision this fellowship meeting your goals
    4. Why you believe you are a good fit for the program
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Official transcript from academic institution(s): Official transcripts must be mailed directly from academic institutions and must be received by the application due date. Official electronic transcripts are acceptable if sent to [email protected]
  4. Writing sample (e.g., primary author on a journal publication, poster abstract, other relevant professional writing that demonstrates your written communication skills)
  5. Two letters of recommendation*

*For applications to be considered complete, two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty, dean, and/or employer must be e-mailed separately and directly from the recommenders to [email protected] by the application deadline using the following subject line: “PQA Executive Fellowship – Candidate Name”.

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