GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals U.S. Medical Affairs Fellowship Program (Oncology)


2024-2026 Available Positions - July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2026

GSK is proud to partner with Howard University College of Pharmacy to offer 2-year US Medical Affairs (USMA) Fellowship Programs with a focus in Vaccines, Respiratory-General Medicine, Oncology, and now Specialty Care.  Fellows have a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a clinical setting and apply those learnings in a medical affairs pharmaceutical industry setting. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for fellows to gain the skills, knowledge and experience needed to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Fellows make impactful contributions to the business as they learn and develop professionally during their fellowship journey.  During the 2-year Fellowship, Fellows will spend approximately 6 months at Howard University Hospital (or partnering clinic) and 18 months at GSK.  In addition, there is an opportunity to gain 1-2 rotational experiences based on the Fellow’s interest and business need such as Global Marketing, Health Outcomes, Medical Information, Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance.  

Fellowship Objectives:  

  • Understand the role of Medical Affairs within the pharmaceutical industry, working closely with the Medical Matrix Team  in support of the overall medicine plan.  

  • Participate in the medical planning process in order to gain exposure to medical strategy development and activity prioritization. 

  • Help develop and execute tactics that support the overall medical strategy.  These may include advice seeking, GSK-led medical education, congress activities, and omni-channel deliverables. 

  • Support launch preparations for new medicines and/or new indications or label extensions. 

  • Develop/update scientific training content for medical staff.  

  • Conduct strategic reviews of medical literature and the competitive environment to identify data and educational gaps to enhance patient care. 

  • Gain an understanding of the laws, regulations and policies required to ensure appropriate interactions with health care professionals 

  • Participate in medical content development and review. 

  • Collaborate with Medical Science Liaisons and Field Medical Directors to engage external experts and develop skills in effective communication of scientific data and application of medical strategy. 


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent 
  • Official Transcript 
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation


Graduated with PharmD or Ph.D.