AMCP Executive Fellowship in Health Care Association Leadership
In 2021, AMCP launched the Executive Fellowship in Health Care Association Leadership. This immersive, year-long training program provides a rich, in-depth learning experience for a pharmacist interested in a career in health care association leadership or managed care pharmacy. The program reflects AMCP’s dedication to developing leaders in managed care. It is also consistent with the association’s role as the leading professional association dedicated to increasing access to affordable medicines, improving health outcomes, and ensuring the wise use of health care dollars.
The AMCP Executive Fellow receives collaborative training and professional development in a wide range of association leadership areas, including governance, strategy development and implementation, strategic communications, and operational leadership. In addition, the fellow gains broad exposure in the areas of regulatory and legislative health policy, professional practice issues, and innovative business and health technologies. As a brand ambassador for AMCP, the fellow will receive exposure to and is encouraged to meet with external organizations and thought leaders, expanding their knowledge of the broader health care ecosystem and allowing them to build their professional network.
The program’s scope and learning activities encompass the certified association executive (CAE) domains and content areas. The Fellow also has an opportunity to customize the second half of the program year to meet their unique career goals. Activities completed during the customization phase may include leading a fellow-proposed initiative or longitudinal project at AMCP as well as shadowing experiences and partnering with external organizations.
The AMCP Executive Fellow works directly with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and other AMCP leaders, and serves as an adjunct member of the AMCP Leadership Team. As a direct report, the Fellow also benefits from weekly, dedicated meeting time with the Chief Executive Officer.
For additional details, please refer to the job description for the Executive Fellow in Health Care Association Leadership.
The program runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following calendar year. Minor adjustments to the start and finish dates can be considered for individual candidates.
Qualifications, Compensation, and Application Process
Qualifications: Candidates must have or be scheduled to receive a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy prior to the start date of the fellowship. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to pursue a career in health care association leadership or managed care practice. Completion of managed care course work, managed care work experience, association involvement, and volunteer leadership experience are all a plus.
Benefits and Compensation: The fellow will be a full-time employee of AMCP for the period of the fellowship. A stipend of $60,000 is provided. In addition, AMCP provides paid time off, holidays, and health care benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
Applications: To apply for the Executive Fellowship in Health Care Association Leadership, visit AMCP’s ADP Career Center. In addition to a resume, please upload your academic transcript, cover letter or statement of interest, and two letters of recommendation. If preferred, individuals providing a letter of recommendation for a fellowship candidate may submit their letter directly to View Email Address. The deadline to apply is Feb. 14, 2022 at 11:59pm Eastern. Following a review of applications and interviews, the 2022–2023 AMCP Executive Fellow will be announced the week of March 14, 2022.
Queries about the program should be directed to View Email Address.
AMCP Executive Fellowship in Health Care Association Leadership Webinar Recording
Interested in learning more about AMCP’s Executive Fellowship? View an on-demand webinar featuring AMCP CEO Susan Cantrell and inaugural AMCP Executive Fellow Drake Reiter discussing the Executive Fellowship role and opportunities for future fellows and graduates of the program.
Questions about the informational webinar can be sent to View Email Address.