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Health Economics and Outcomes Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Our fellows are actively involved in Health Economics and Outcomes Research – from tailored graduate-level coursework, robust population-based research initiatives, collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry and specialty drug utilization management – our program prepares you for a versatile career in this evolving field.

Baylor Scott & White Health, in conjunction with the University of Texas (UT) College of Pharmacy, offers this two-year fellowship to prepare talented individuals with a strong interest in pursuing a career in Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) for positions in areas including managed care, pharmaceutical industry, consulting and academia.


Our fellows earn a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Division of Health Outcomes at the UT College of Pharmacy upon completion of required didactic courses and successful thesis defense.

 

Baylor Scott & White hosts two fellows each year: One fellow for the internally funded Baylor Scott & White fellowship program, and one fellow for the Novartis-sponsored fellowship program. Information found on this website pertains only to the internally funded fellowship program. For details regarding the Novartis-sponsored program and how to apply, please refer to Novartis recruitment materials.

Curriculum

With ever-rising healthcare costs and needs in the US, there is increasing emphasis on optimizing the utilization of our limited healthcare resources. Providing a framework for gathering, translating and communicating real-world evidence, HEOR is perfectly poised to help demonstrate value and guide decision-making to key stakeholders in the healthcare industry.

Throughout the program, our fellows:

  • Gain experience in:
    • Utilizing medical/pharmacy claims and electronic medical record (EMR) data for research and quality improvement programs
    • Protocol development, data collection, project management and statistical analysis
    • Preparation and dissemination of results
  • Apply learned research concepts and appropriate analytical methods in conducting retrospective database studies, prospective research studies and economic modeling
  • Develop a functional knowledge of statistical software: SAS, SQL, STATA
  • Gain a holistic perspective of different healthcare stakeholders’ strategies:
    • Managed Care – Cost containment (quality and outcome metrics), innovative pricing strategies (value-based pricing), P&T, formulary development and pharmacy versus medical benefit (specialty, biologics and biosimilars)
    • Pharmaceutical Industry – Value proposition via real-world evidence generation
  • Contribute to the body of literature in the development and publication of abstracts, posters and manuscripts
  • Attend professional meetings and seminars with travel, attendance and associated costs reimbursed dependent on active research dissemination and participation for:
    • AMCP Annual Meeting
    • ISPOR Annual International Meeting
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exposition
    • University of Arizona Training Program in Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic Research
    • University of Arizona Advanced Course in Pharmacoeconomic Modeling
    • SAS/SQL Training

How to Apply

Requirements:

1. Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy before July 1 of the fellowship term

2. U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

3. A license to practice pharmacy in Texas or be eligible to reciprocate license to practice pharmacy in Texas by Dec. 1, 2019

 

Application Process

This fellowship program participates in Personnel Placement Service (PPS) during ASHP Midyear.

 

Prior to PPS at Midyear
Interested applicants should request an interview and upload a Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent for the “Baylor Scott & White Health/University of Texas at Austin HEOR Fellowship” PPS listing. The listing should be available in late October. Applicants should request an interview through PPS by Nov. 30, 2018.

 

During PPS at Midyear
Two rounds of interviews will be conducted. Invitations to the second round will be delivered via phone call and email.

 

After PPS at Midyear
Final applicants should submit following materials to Paul.Godley@BSWHealth.org and Samera.Hall@BSWHealth.org with the subject line “[Recruitment] HEOR Fellowship Application Materials.”

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial college transcript (paper or electronic)
  • Three letters of recommendation sent from the letter writers

 

All application materials must be received by Dec. 9, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PST.

Final-round interviews will start late December/early January.


Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Paul Godley, PharmD, FASHP
Program Director
Paul.Godley@BSWHealth.org

Health Economic & Outcomes Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

Baylor Scott & White Health pays for the UT College of Pharmacy tuition associated with this program. In addition to a competitive stipend, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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