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Safe Medication Management Fellowship

A Unique One-Year Learning Opportunity in Medication Error Prevention

ISMP Fellowships are a challenging and rewarding experience offering a clear enhancement to career growth. ISMP Fellows have a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference in medication safety, and find new medication safety opportunities in healthcare systems, regulatory agencies, the pharmaceutical industry, and ISMP. Graduates of the program have been sought for employment in medication safety positions in healthcare systems, regulatory agencies, the pharmaceutical industry, and ISMP. After their year with ISMP, Fellows are well equipped to become leaders in the fight to prevent medication errors and adverse events, regardless of the practice area they choose.

ISMP Fellowship

ISMP’s Safe Medication Management Fellowship is a one-year program beginning each July. The Fellowship offers healthcare professionals the unparalleled opportunity to learn from and work with some of the nation's top experts in medication safety. For over two decades, ISMP Fellows have gone on to make major contributions to medication safety worldwide.    

FDA/ISMP Fellowship

The FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowship is a joint effort between ISMP and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Divisions of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis I and II (DMEPA I & II). The FDA/ISMP Fellow spends six months with ISMP, and six months with the FDA. This Fellowship provides a perfect opportunity to gain valuable regulatory experience and learn about the most current approaches to advancing medication safety and error prevention.

Candidate Qualifications

legally eligible

Legally eligible to work in the United States. ISMP does not offer visa sponsorship

1-year postgraduate

Applicants must have at least one year of postgraduate experience working in a healthcare setting or completed a residency program

strong commitment

Strong commitment to improving medication safety, the ability to work in a fast paced and often-changing environment, and a high comfort level with working independently or in a collaborative process


Relocation is not required; however, in-person meetings may be required as frequently as monthly, and the Fellow is responsible for their own travel expenses

Fellows have the opportunity to:

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed.

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:

Online application

Cover letter expressing interest

Curriculum vitae/resume

Professional and/or academic letters of reference

College transcripts

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