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AMCP Foundation Awards and Internships

The AMCP Foundation offers variety of awards and immersive learning opportunities. Here, you can submit an application, nomination, supporting letters and other materials for the Steven G. Avey Award and our unique managed care and non-profit / management internships.

Steven G. Avey Award (Now accepting nominations and submissions): The Steven G. Avey Award was established in 2001 to recognize a healthcare professional for sustained, exemplary and distinguished service to the practice of managed care pharmacy.

AMCP Foundation Internships (Applications available in Fall 2017): More than 150 student pharmacists have completed these summer programs since 1993. Student pharmacists will gain knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, health plans, pharmacy benefit management companies, employer sites, non-profit organizations and other groups.

Key Dates

Avey Award Submission Open: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Avey Award Submission Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017
Avey Award Announcement: January 2018

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Steven G. Avey Award

Award Overview

Steven G. Avey

Recognizing trailblazers is true to the Foundation's mission of expanding the collective understanding about the dynamics of patient care. In 2005, the AMCP Foundation honored Steven G. Avey by naming the prestigious Foundation Award for Achievement in his honor. To inspire future accomplishments in the field, the Avey Award is presented annually to an individual who embodies the ideals of Steven G. Avey.

Avey is a nationally recognized leader in managed care pharmacy who has been active in AMCP at every point of his career. While serving on the Board of Directors of AMCP and as the Executive Director of the AMCP Foundation, he elevated the Foundation's prestige and influence in the health care system in several Key areas:

  • Promotion of balanced pharmacy benefit design and enhanced Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee decision-making
  • Implementation of managed care principles in the curriculum of many pharmacy schools around the country
  • Improvements in drug assessment processes

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The AMCP Foundation seeks partners to support a permanently designated endowment to ongoing operations of the Steven G. Avey Award.

AMCP Foundation/Allergan Plc Specialized Summer Internship Program in Health Outcomes

Application Now Closed

Internship Overview

The goal of this internship program is to stimulate student pharmacists' interest in career options in health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics through exposure to research, measurement and applications to evidence-based decision-making. In addition, the interns will gain knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, managed health care systems, a public charity and a professional membership society.

Interns, through their work with the Allergan Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research Department, will gain exposure to:

  • the importance of health outcomes in the development and marketing of a pharmaceutical product
  • the process of drug discovery
  • the process of drug development through the various phases of clinical trials
  • economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes-measurement techniques
  • AMCP Format-based product dossier development and its use in the formulary decision-making process.

Selection of Interns

In the initial phase, a Selection Committee comprised of AMCP members review applications, with the final selection of the two interns made by the preceptors at Allergan Plc. Applying selection criteria developed by the AMCP Foundation, AMCP members and Allergan Plc, the Selection Committee strives to recommend student pharmacists who excel academically and, through their involvement in student pharmacist activities, demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.

Internship Requirements

  • Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE- accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2016 - 2017 school year with anticipated graduation in 2018 or 2019. They must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, two letters of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student's current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation and Allergan Plc to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation.

AMCP Foundation/Genentech, Inc. Evidence for Access Summer Internship Program

Internship Overview

This program will provide an opportunity for interns to contribute to meaningful projects and interact with industry experts within the Evidence for Access Team US Medical Affairs at Genentech, while gaining knowledge of the biotechnology industry. Following a competitive selection process, two student pharmacists will spend 10-12 consecutive weeks at the Genentech campus in South San Francisco, Calif., under the supervision of a preceptor/manager.

Summer internship highlights include:

  • Opportunity to work on challenging, business-critical projects
  • Research project development and presentation
  • Exposure to senior management, networking opportunities and career path
  • Rotation at AMCP Foundation.

Selection of Interns

Applications are reviewed by AMCP members, AMCP Foundation staff and Genentech recruiters and hiring managers. AMCP Foundation staff will conduct phone or video conference interviews with select candidates and make recommendations to Genentech on final candidates. Genentech will interview final candidates and may schedule on-site final interviews. Genentech will make final selections. All candidates will be notified in May 2017.

Internship Requirements

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled as full-time Doctor of Pharmacy and/or a joint MBA, MPP (Master of Public Policy) or MPH (Master of Public Health) degree program in an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy during 2016-2017 school year with anticipated graduation in 2017-2018. Must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, one letter of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student's current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation and Genentech, Inc. to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation.

AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Summer Internship Program

Application Now Closed

Internship Overview

The goal of this Summer Internship Program is to develop future leaders in managed health care through exposure to population health and managed care pharmacy principles via concepts such as formulary management, benefit design, medication therapy management and adherence management. Working directly with pharmacists and other members of the health care team, interns will gain an appreciation of how managed care pharmacy principles are used to maximize health care resources and patient care outcomes. A maximum of eight student pharmacists will be selected for internships through a nationwide selection process.

The interns' work with Pfizer Medical Outcomes Specialists and the AMCP Foundation will expose them to the pharmaceutical industry, a public charity, and a professional membership society. As a part of the structured ten-week internship program, student pharmacists will be involved in the daily activities of managed care pharmacy practice at health plans, pharmacy benefit management companies, employer, or other sites. This immersive experience will round out their introduction to the managed care pharmacy profession and help them develop a plan for their career in pharmacy.

Selection of Interns

The Interns are chosen through a Selection Panel comprised of AMCP members and phone interviews with the Site Preceptors. Through the use of selection criteria developed by AMCP Foundation and Pfizer, this group selects student pharmacists who excel academically and, through their involvement in student pharmacist activities, demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills. Pfizer Medical Outcomes Specialists may be present at selection meetings in a non-voting capacity.

Internship Requirements

  • Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE - accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2016-2017 school year with anticipated graduation in 2018 or 2019. They must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, two letters of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student's current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation and Pfizer, Inc. to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation.

AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Research and Nonprofit Leadership Summer Internship

Application Now Closed

Internship Overview

Interns will be placed at AMCP/AMCP Foundation headquarters to support the Foundation's mission to expand and promote medication-related research. The intern will learn non-profit management principles and develop personal leadership.

Selection of Interns

The Interns are chosen by a Selection Panel comprised of Foundation volunteers. Through the use of selection criteria developed by AMCP Foundation and Pfizer, this group selects student pharmacists who excel academically and, through their involvement in student pharmacist activities, demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.

Internship Requirements

  • Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time Doctor of Pharmacy degree student in an ACPE - accredited school or college of pharmacy during the 2016-2017 school year with anticipated graduation in 2018 or 2019. They must be eligible for employment in the United States.
  • Candidates must submit an online application, two letters of recommendation and a letter of good academic standing from their institution, confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a pharmacy program and is in good academic standing and stating the student's current cumulative GPA.
This annual internship reflects the commitment of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation and Pfizer, Inc. to fostering healthcare leadership through student pharmacist education and to improving the quality of patient care in managed care pharmacy setting. This program is administered by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation.

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