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Advanced Degree Programs 

Jumpstart your full-time career in a multi-year rotational program with exposure to global teams, real-world challenges, and exclusive development opportunities. 

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Program (APPE) is a 4-6 week program that provides select students with rotation opportunities in the areas of medical information, business insights & analytics, health economics & outcomes research, medical information, marketing, medical publications & content, strategy, policy & advocacy, pharmacovigilance & epidemiology, and regulatory affairs.
  • Understand the role of a key functional area and take on core responsibilities
  • Observe and support ongoing projects within the therapeutic area of the department (e.g., oncology, immunoscience and cardiovascular)
  • Engage and collaborate with senior leadership
  • Develop communication skills via oral presentations and written deliverables
All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited pharmacy program, with intentions of completing rotations within the following year. Our current application period is from September 1 – September 22. Late application materials are not accepted.
The following documents are required for an application:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page letter of intent focusing on how a rotation at Bristol Myers Squibb would facilitate achievement of your career goals
  • One letter of recommendation (sent separately to our inbox by a professor, pharmacist or an employer)
To be considered for the Bristol Myers Squibb APPE Rotation, you will need to complete the online application. After completion of the application, you will also need to email your CV and letter of intent as a single PDF document to [email protected] with your name and “BMS APPE application” in the subject line.
As stated in the online application, your letter of recommendation must be emailed to [email protected] by the individual writing it by September 22. Letters sent from student email addresses will not be accepted.
  • Access Marketing analyzes and interprets data to develop documents for payer organizations, access influencers, PBMs, specialty pharmacies, and guideline bodies


  • Business Insights & Analytics performs analyses on Bristol Myers Squibb and competitor activities to support strategic decisions in the R&D, Medical, and Commercial organizations


  • Field Medical is responsible for collecting insights from key though leaders to develop medical strategy and execute on existing medical tactics


  • Health Economics & Outcomes Research produces economic and comparative effectiveness evidence to ensure access to the company’s medicines


  • Independent Medical Education (IME) provides strategic guidance and expertise in support of high quality medical education activities to improve patient care


  • Marketing supports branding and promotion of products to patients, providers, and/or payers in a fair and balanced manner


  • Medical Publications and Content involves the development and execution of comprehensive and globally aligned publication plans to ensure clear scientific communication


  • Medical Strategy supports strategic planning based on the unmet medical needs from the perspectives of patients, providers, and payers


  • Policy & Advocacy works with advocacy groups and other stakeholders to ensure the legislation at the state and federal level is in line with the company’s policy priorities


  • Regulatory Affairs develops regulatory strategies supporting development, approval, and maintenance of drugs and biologics

If there is not an established contract with your university and Bristol Myers Squibb, please ask your experiential program director to reach out to [email protected] for further information on setting up a new contract. Please note, this process should be initiated only if the student(s) have been accepted.

Per current operating guidelines from Bristol Myers Squibb, APPE rotation can be completed virtually or hybrid, based on student and preceptor preferences. If completing the rotation as hybrid, APPE students are responsible for providing their own transportation and housing for the Bristol Myers Squibb rotation.

Unless prohibited by applicable laws, your university must ensure that each student shall, prior to participating in the APPE program and at your university sole expense, have satisfactorily undergone a background check and drug screening. The Institution’s authorization for the background check must specifically authorize your university to share the results of the criminal background check with Bristol Myers Squibb upon request. In addition, your university must notify Bristol Myers Squibb prior to enrolling any student into the APPE rotation program who has been convicted of a felony, drug-related offense, or violent crime. Such a report will not necessarily disqualify the individual from participating in the program. Bristol Myers Squibb will individually assess each case to consider, at a minimum, the nature of the criminal offense, the time elapsed since the offense, and the location and nature of the activities that the individual will undertake in the program.

Pharmaceutical Industry Residency

This program – in partnership with Florida A&M University – aims to develop talented pharmacists with clinical expertise and a passion to improve patient outcomes. This is a two-year program designed to bridge the gaps between oncological clinical practice and the pharmaceutical industry.


During this program, you will:

  1. Provide inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care and patient education
  2. Engage with cross-functional teams including field medical, home office medical, worldwide publications and scientific content, and commercial stakeholders
  3. Lead the development and execution of comprehensive publication plans (e.g. abstracts, congress posters, oral presentations, manuscripts, review articles)
  4. Engage with field medical colleagues to translate field insights into strategy guidance

Requirements for application include: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and academic transcript. Participation in PPS at ASHP midyear clinical meeting preferred.

For more information on how to apply, visit pharmacy.famu.edu.

PharmD Fellowship Program

We offer 1-2 year post-PharmD Fellowships in partnership with Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy to qualified professionals who have earned a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy. This is a unique opportunity with invaluable learning and networking experiences as you gain new perspectives and advance you career in: Medical, Commercial, Regulatory and Clinical Development. 

Requirements for application include: curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, letter of intent and completed online program interest form.
Participation in the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting/PPS is strongly encouraged.
For more information, download our latest program brochure >

Physician Fellowship Program

Transition from the bedside to the forefront of innovative medicines with Bristol Myers Squibb in conjunction with Rutgers University. This is a one-year program consisting of two 6-month rotations in areas such as Medical Affairs and Clinical Development. The program is designed to give physicians key insights and training to lead a successful career in pharmaceuticals.


You will benefit from:

  • Mentorship by industry leaders across clinical trial research, health economics & outcomes research, and medical strategy
  • Opportunities to participate in clinical conferences in oncology or immunology as well as external meetings and trainings

Applicants must have an MD or DO degree with minimum completion of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Pediatric residencies. Additionally, applicant may be a physician with completed fellowship in hematology/oncology or immunology.

The following documents are required for an application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page letter of intent focusing on how a rotation at Bristol Myers Squibb would facilitate achievement of your career goals
  • One letter of recommendation (sent separately to our inbox by a professor, pharmacist or an employer)

Fellows will be required to attend monthly Professional Development Days at Rutgers University as well as other activities with Rutgers.
For more information, download our latest brochure >
To learn about opportunities with Rutgers University, click here >

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