MS HEOR Industry Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowship students work closely with faculty in the CHOICE Institute on projects where they learn first-hand how to apply the principles of outcomes research to real-life problems. These fellowships provide students with a year of study at the University of Washington, usually combined with a period of applied research at the sponsoring company. The year of study leads to an MS degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy. Course of Study for Fellows earning an MS degree.

We offer four competitive fellowship programs.

  1. University of Washington/AbbVie Fellowship (formerly Allergan) 
  2. University of Washington/Bayer Fellowship
  3. The University of Washington/Genentech Fellowship
  4. University of Washington/Seattle Genetics Fellowship

These training programs in health economics, outcomes research, and policy each combine the resources of a leading academic center for pharmaceutical economics and policy with the dynamic, real-world training of major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies recognized for their commitment to innovation.

Want to learn more?  Watch our informational webinar!

UW PharmD-MS Fellowships – Factsheet

Year 1: University of Washington

  • Gain principles and methods of HEOR through rigorous courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, economic evaluation, and outcomes research
  • Complete MS thesis
  • Present congress posters and/or publish manuscripts
  • MS degree awarded upon completion

Year 2: Industry

  • Demonstrate product value utilizing strategically-focused HEOR
  • Understand role of HEOR in drug development and commercialization
  • Collaborate cross-functionally (medical affairs/communication, market access/brand strategy, regulatory affairs, clinical development) and with external vendors


Applicants applying for these fellowships must have a degree in pharmacy or health-related discipline and have some research experience (preference will be given to those with a high academic standing). Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also essential. We are unable to sponsor non-immigrant visas for this program, you must hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status to apply.

Application Information

Applicants will be required to submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to apply and be considered for an interview.  Selection of fellows will be made by a steering committee composed of University of Washington faculty members and representatives from the respective company. If interested in a fellowship with more than one of our four
companies, you will apply to each one separately. The fellowship application process occurs in two phases.

  1. In-Person Interview at the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting 
  2. Apply to the UW Graduate School following the in-person interview ONLY with recommendation by the fellowship program faculty.

ASHP PPS Application

Applicants for Allergan, Bayer, Genentech, or Seattle Genetics must submit an application on the ASHP PPS Portal to be considered for our programs.

  • Applications for 2021 will open in October 2020. 

Note: Seattle area applicants, who are only interested in our fellowship with SeaGen, can also email your cover letter and CV directly to SeaGen Fellowship Director, Josh Carlson at and Graduate Program & Operations Manager, Marina Gano at for a local interview.

UW Graduate School Application

Remember! Do not submit an application to the UW Graduate School unless you have interviewed with a CHOICE Institute faculty member via ASHP PPS and have received recommendation to apply to the Graduate School.


  • Start your Graduate School application
    • Scroll down and select Create a Profile under the heading New Applicants
  • Create your Applicant Profile
  • Once completed, select Create a new application
  • Select the following for each category:
    • Application type: Graduate
    • Program: Pharmacy — Pharmaceutical Outcomes Sciences (MS)
  • Complete all steps in the application including:
    • Report Prior Schools
    • Submit Transcripts (upload your unofficial transcripts)
    • Submit Resume or Vitae
    • Designate Recommendations (enter the email address of your 3 recommenders)
    • Submit Statement of Purpose (you may resubmit a version of the cover letter submitted for your PPS interview)
    • Submit Program Application Form (download, complete, sign and upload)
    • Review Checklist of Application Materials
  • Verify, Pay, and Submit Application no later than December 13, 2019

For more information, please contact: 

Marina Gano, Graduate Program & Operations Manager
The CHOICE Institute, Department of Pharmacy