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Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology at IU School of Medicine is dedicated to the training of physicians, pharmacists and related health care professionals in clinical pharmacology. The curriculum spans a minimum of two years and is designed to generate independent investigators for careers in academia, government and industry. In response to the high demand for non-physician clinical pharmacologists, PhD applicants are also considered for admission to this fellowship.

This fellowship is one of the few in the United States funded by the National Institute of Health, certified by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, and a former recipient of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Pharmacology grant from the Pharmaceutical Manufacturer’s Foundation.

Apply for Fellowship Training

Applications for the Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship are accepted year-round.

Additional information about the program is available through the Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship Coordinator.


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  • Application Process
    Applications are accepted from all areas of translational research.
  • Financial Support
    Candidates for NIH sponsorship must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Trainees may be eligible for loan reimbursement per year during their training via the NIH Clinical Research Loan Reimbursement program. Salaries are competitive and based on the NIH scale for post-graduate training.

Fellowship Training Components


The clinical responsibilities of fellows within the program include participating in pharmacology consult service and clinical pharmacology clinical trials. These duties are an important element of the training as they offer fellows the opportunity to experience a wide range of clinical research protocols and challenges in clinical therapeutics as well as substantial opportunities for authorship in publications. Fellows serve as the primary point-of-contact for the clinical pharmacology clinic, research studies and after-hour activities.


Fellows have a broad spectrum of research opportunities in outstanding research, clinical and informatics centers at IU School of Medicine and under the guidance of a vigorous group of well-funded faculty. Research activities of the clinical pharmacology fellowship include programs in drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenetics, pharmacoepidemology and clinical study design. Weekly research seminars are also a part of the curriculum; these seminars cover numerous medical subspecialty programs at IU School of Medicine.

View the Personalized Therapeutics Seminar schedule


The fellowship program involves a series of didactic classes designed to provide basic skills in clinical design, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics, biomarker assessment and development, as well as ethical issues in clinical research. Didactic courses take place within a rich academic research environment that involves the study of therapeutics in humans of all ages and ethnicities.

View the Division of Clinical Pharmacology didactic course schedule

Journal Clubjournal club

A weekly pharmacology journal club and principles in clinical pharmacology seminar are part of the Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship curriculum, allowing trainees and faculty a forum to discuss a wide variety of pharmacological issues.

View the Division of Clinical Pharmacology Journal Club schedule