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Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Program (APPE) 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

Degree Required: Must be in an accredited pharmacy program Program Length: 4-6 weeks Program Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited pharmacy school with intentions of completing an APPE rotation next year.

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All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited pharmacy school with intentions of completing rotations within the following year. Our current application period will be from September 1 – September 22. Late application materials will not be accepted.

If you would like to apply, please submit your application using this link. 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 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 by the individual writing it by September 22. Letters sent from student email addresses will not be accepted.

Every effort will be made to match you in your areas of interest, however, due to preceptor availability, this is not guaranteed. You will receive an email notifying you on the status of your application.

  • 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 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.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Residency

This pharmaceutical industry residency program in partnership with Florida A&M University attracts and develops talented pharmacists whose clinical expertise and innovative ideas fuel their dedication to improving patient outcomes. The two-year program provides a unique experience that bridges the gaps between oncological clinical practice and the pharmaceutical industry while enhancing skills and advancing your career.

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

Degree Required: PharmD Program Length: 2 years Program Requirements: Letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and academic transcript required; participation in PPS at ASHP midyear clinical meeting preferred.

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PharmD Fellowship Program

Follow your PharmD degree with a fellowship that enhances your pharmaceutical experience with valuable business knowledge. Bristol Myers Squibb offers one- to two-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 unique opportunity offers invaluable learning and networking experiences as you gain new perspectives and advance your career in the below functions:

  • Medical
  • Commercial
  • Regulatory
  • Clinical Development

Degree Required: PharmD from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy Program Length: 1-2 years Program Requirements: Participation in the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting/PPS is strongly encouraged. Submission of curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, letter of intent and completed online program interest form required.

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Physician Fellowship Program

Take your career from the bedside to the forefront of innovative medicines with a Bristol Myers Squibb one-year Physician Fellowship in conjunction with Rutgers University consisting of two six-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. Fellows will benefit from:

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

Degree Required: MD or DO degree with minimum completion of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Pediatric residencies. Also seeking physicians with completed fellowships in hematology/oncology or immunology. Program Length: 1 year Program Requirements: Letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation required. Fellows will be required to attend monthly Professional Development Days at Rutgers University as well as other activities with Rutgers.

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