Fellowship Curriculum

As a medical communications agency, we work with several clients on a wide variety of project types, ranging from medical science liaison (MSL) training to commercial/marketing initiatives. This allows the fellows to develop a unique and differentiated skill set. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please take a look at our ECIR Fellowship 2021-2023 Brochure. 

Experience (1-2 years)

  • Medical Information
  • Scientific Poster Development
  • Medical Writing
  • Medical, Legal, Regulatory Review
  • Medical Affairs Content Development
  • Publication Planning
  • Live MSL Training Meeting
  • Medical Congress Strategy

Experience (2 years)

  • Advisory Board Management
  • Marketing & Brand Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Workshop Development and Execution
  • Scientific Communication Strategy and Consulting

Key Dates & Application Process

Three fellows will be selected on a nationally competitive basis. Interviews will be conducted via rolling admission beginning September 16th with additional interviews via PPS at the 2020 virtual ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting on December 6-10, 2020 if necessary. Over the years, ECIR has mastered the art of virtual communication and mentorship, and we will make the application and selection process seamless! 

If you are interested in the fellowship and would like to be considered for an interview, please submit your CV and a letter of intent to recruitment@ecirmed.com. Additionally, 3 letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts may be sent upon request.

An informational Webinar and Q&A will be held on September 15th at 8:00pm ET and October 13th at 8:00pm ET. To attend the webinar, please sign up using this link. Webinar login information will be sent to applicants, or you may email us at recruitment@ecirmed.com for more information.

**Please allow 15 minutes to download Microsoft Teams if necessary**

Current Fellows

Alexandria Henry, PharmD
Ilona Kravtsova, PharmD

Christopher Ullum, PharmD

Past Fellows

Scientific Strategist | ECIR Medical Communications

Medical Director | ECIR Medical Communications

Medical Science Liaison | Merck

Pharmacovigilance Specialist | Novartis

Product Manager, Marketing | Genentech

Medical Science Liaison | AbbVie

Commercial Development | Genentech

Medical Science Liaison | Novartis

Pharmacy Quality Improvement | Duke University

Medical Science Liaison | Janssen

Medical Science Liaison | Bristol-Myers Squibb

Medical Science Liaison | Bristol-Myers Squibb

“The thing that really drove me to pursue the ECIR fellowship was the chance to work with a multitude of different pharmaceutical companies and work in a variety of different therapeutic areas. This truly allowed me to build an unparalleled CV and made me an extremely compelling candidate following the completion of my fellowship.  I was able to parlay my expansive experiences into my dream job and honestly do not think I could've felt more prepared going into the job application process. I also couldn't have asked for a more supportive leadership team. The relationships built during my fellowship were invaluable and ones that I intend to carry forward for a lifetime. All in all, if I could go back, I wouldn't change a thing and I know ECIR was the right choice for me!”

Geraid Guirard, PharmD, MSL, AbbVie

“Completing a fellowship at ECIR was the best decision I have ever made. It equipped me with the knowledge to run clinical trials, become a sound educator, and obtain a highly coveted position within the pharmaceutical industry. The skills that I gained continue to support each decision that I make today. This fellowship is among the top 2 programs in the world for candidates pursuing academia or the pharmaceutical industry.”

Niren Shah, PharmD, MBA, Senior Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, PTC Therapeutics

“I loved being a fellow at ECIR for a number of reasons, most notably because I truly felt like I was part of a collaborative team from day 1. My contributions were valued, and I was given autonomy, yet my fellowship directors were always available to support and guide me. This built in me the confidence to take ownership of meaningful projects, verbalize new solutions or ideas, and interface directly with clients on a daily basis. The fellowship afforded me the opportunity to work with different pharmaceutical companies, across multiple disease states, and in various sectors of pharma. This “trifecta” of experience made me an extremely marketable candidate for my dream job as an MSL. However, as the end of my fellowship neared, I realized my dream job was at ECIR, and I couldn’t be happier to work as a scientific strategist alongside a team I love!”

Cassie Bozeman, PharmD, Medical Director, ECIR Medical Communications

Fellowship Role


  • Work with large and small companies vs 1
  • Great networking opportunities

Many Therapeutic Areas

  • Broad skill sets
  • Set YOU apart from other CVs

Core Team

  • Various project possibilities
  • Endless opportunities

Recent Fellows' Projects

National Conference Strategy

  • Identify relevant sessions
  • Strategic planning
  • Attend scientific sessions

Medical Affairs Content Development

  • MSL training
  • Proactive/reactive slide decks
  • Advisory boards

Training & Development

  • MSL interactive workshops
  • Commercial speaker decks
  • Disease state programs

Enduring Materials

  • Scientific platforms
  • Manuscripts
  • Posters


For questions regarding ECIR, the fellowship, or the application process, please contact us at:

ECIR Fellowship: recruitment@ecirmed.com