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Student Programs

Contributing to the future of healthcare and to the future professionals in our industry.
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Student programs informational webinar

Interested in discovering more about how students can gain relevant experience for careers in the healthcare industry, managed care, and consulting? Watch our on-demand webinar where we discuss opportunities through our student programs, including advanced pharmacy practice experiential rotations, summer internships, fellowships, as well as our research assistant program.

Student Programs Webinar 

On-demand webinar
Recorded on Monday, October 9, 2023

FormularyDecisions® Research Assistant 

On-demand webinar: Research assistant program (12 minutes)

Internship | Summer 2024 

We're excited to offer a new opportunity for a summer Reimbursement and Policy Insights Intern, with an application deadline of January 31, 2024.
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Fellowships

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In partnership with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, we invite exceptional PharmD students and graduates to apply for one of our prestigious research and educational experiences in the field of outcomes research and market access or medical communications. Download our fellowship brochure to learn more.
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Ready to gain real-world experience?

Apply below for one of our prestigious research and educational experiences in the field of outcomes research and market access or medical communications.

Meet our fellows

Our fellows receive unmatched opportunities that prepare them to be successful in their career ahead. Fellows work on diverse consulting engagements with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, digital health, and diagnostic companies, supporting a variety of therapeutic areas. They also receive mentorship opportunities from past fellows and senior leaders who are committed to providing a best-in-class experience. Take a moment to meet our current fellows and get a glimpse of their experiences at the industry's first and longest-running consulting fellowship program.
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Fellowship research

Our program allows our Fellows to be involved in a number of projects in diverse disease areas while collaborating with many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, digital health, and diagnostic companies. By working on numerous scientific and commercial consulting projects, Xcenda fellows interact with many of the top pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad.

View our fellow-led research below that were recently presented at AMCP 2023 and ISPOR 2023:

 
Melissa McCart

Where are they now?

Meet Melissa McCart, PharmD, MS

Melissa McCart
Starting my career as a Health Outcomes and Market Access fellow at Cencora in 2011 has had a profound impact on my professional journey. Over the years, I have had the privilege of exploring various roles and experiences within the company, ranging from working in HEOR to medical communications and market access. These opportunities have exposed me to a wealth of knowledge and insights that I never imagined I would have access to. Through these diverse experiences, I have not only expanded my expertise in different areas but also developed a strong foundation in strategic management of the business and leading teams.

Today, as the leader of the Commercialization Strategy & Access Solutions team, I am able to contribute to the growth and development of others while continuing to learn and grow myself. The early start at Cencora has truly shaped my professional trajectory and enabled me to make meaningful contributions within the organization.
Melissa McCart
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Work in a real-world environment and gain practical knowledge

PharmD Rotations

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Xcenda believes in contributing to the future of healthcare and to the future professionals in our industry. Our Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience and Health Outcomes Research/Consulting Student Rotation provides PharmD candidates with the basic understanding of the clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes of healthcare interventions, focusing on pharmacoeconomics and healthcare quality assessments.
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FormularyDecisions® Research Assistants

The Research Assistant (RA) role at Xcenda is a unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in managed care, industry, or consulting. RAs work in conjunction with the Product Management and Engagement teams to support FormularyDecisions®, a secure online platform that gives biopharma companies unrivaled access to healthcare decision makers (HCDMs) to support formulary decision making and promote the exchange of product information. Through this program, you may be involved in projects ranging from maintaining clinical content on the platform to supporting projects to promote customer and payer engagement, such as creating presentations and conducting research. This is a one-year, part-time remote role that may be renewed on an annual basis. Candidates pursuing a doctorate degree (eg, PharmD, PhD, etc) in health sciences are encouraged to apply. The application consists of a short 2 minute video interview, CV, letter of intent, and an example presentation from class. Our application cutoff is December 31st for positions that start in May.

Xcenda believes in contributing to the future of healthcare and to the future professionals in our industry. 

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