Otsuka Fellowship
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ACPM has partnered with Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Otsuka) to place early and mid-career preventive medicine physicians in rewarding clinical safety and pharmacovigilance positions.

Working with Otsuka, physicians use their skills to support research, development, adoption, and utilization of pharmaceutical and device products worldwide. Participants gain exposure to and develop a broad expertise in global product safety. This 2-year fellowship is based at Otsuka's American headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey. Salary is $130k-140k per year. 

Otsuka's U.S. companies are striving to disrupt the typical pharmaceutical development paradigm by encouraging debate, entrepreneurial thinking, and innovation of the entire development process in order to create compounds that best serve patients' needs. Otsuka also collaborates with other companies inside and outside of the pharmaceutical industry to share ideas and skills to solve healthcare complexities even faster.


Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Member of ACPM
  • Graduate of an accredited Preventive Medicine residency program
  • Possess an MPH or MS, preferably in Epidemiology
  • Training in epidemiology and biostatistics from an accredited school of public health
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in clinical safety and pharmacovigilance

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Medical degree (MD or DO)
  • An ABMS board certification
  • Demonstrated analytical skills


The deadline for the 2020 Otsuka Fellowship is Monday, December 16, 2019.


ACPM conducts the search for fellows and recommends finalists to Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. for approval. Otsuka will then offer fellowships to select applicants and notification of the results will be circulated to all applicants once all positions have been filled.

Important milestones for the 2020 application process include:

  • Applications/Reviews:September-December 2019
  • Positions offered:January 2020
  • Final notifications: February 2020
  • Fellowships start: July 2020

If you have any questions about the application or selection process, contact Please do not contact Otsuka directly regarding this opportunity.

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