Physician Candidates: How to Apply

Create a Candidate Account on the Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship (RPIF) website, beginning August 1, 2022.

Register to attend the Physician Fellowship Information and Networking Day (FIND) on September 22, 2022 6pm-9pm EST.

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After Attending Physician FIND

After attending the Physician FIND information session (September 22, 2022):

  1. If you have not already, please create a Candidate Account on the RPIF website. It is recommended that you do this before the application portal opens on September 23rd.
  2. Upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Letter of Intent (LOI) to your RPIF Candidate Account beginning September 23rd. This is required in order for companies to consider your application and schedule you for an interview.
  3. Find and select your position(s) of interest under “Positions” on your application portal and submit to request interviews. All Physician fellowships can be found at the bottom of the application form under the heading “Use by Physician Applicants ONLY: Physician Fellowship Program”. You will only be able to submit this once.
  4. Interview requests will be accepted on a rolling basis starting September 23rd when the application portal becomes available. Sponsor companies will reach out to candidates to schedule virtual first-round interviews.
  5. Applications will not be accepted after all positions have been filled.
  6. Candidates must send out requests for letters of recommendation to their respective authors from their candidate account on the RPIF Website beginning Friday, September 23rd. Letter writers will be sent a link they can use to directly upload the letters into the RPIF system; you may log in to see the upload status only. All (three) completed letters of recommendation must be received by Thursday, November 10th 11:59pm (EST).

Prepare For Initial Virtual Interviews

Initial interviews will be conducted virtually beginning on October 10, 2022 

  • Contingent on progression from the initial interview, companies will reach out to candidates via email or phone to schedule follow up interviews. Expressing interest or applying to a fellowship through the application portal does not guarantee an interview.
  • Attend your interviews
    • Be organized
    • Try to avoid scheduling back-to-back interviews
    • Be aware of time zone differences
    • Test your technology ahead of time
    • Minimize any distractions
  • Send thank you notes after your interview

Prepare for Final Round Interviews

Following initial interviews, candidates will be contacted by RPIF representatives for next steps. At any point in time, you have the ability to replace your CV and LOI on your RPIF Candidate Account.

Final company interviews will be conducted virtually starting November 2nd, 2022.

Please note: To be eligible for a fellowship offer, you must have all of your application materials submitted to your RPIF Candidate Account.

Summary

Step by Step:

  1. Create an RPIF Candidate Account.
  2. Register for Physician FIND Informational Session and Networking Sessions on September 22, 2022
  3. Upload your CV and LOI to the RPIF Candidate Account.
  4. Send requests for LORs.
  5. Use the application portal on the RPIF website to request an interview for your position(s) of interest at the BOTTOM of the application form under heading “Use by Physician Applicants ONLY: Physician Fellowship Program”.
  6. RPIF representatives will contact you via phone or email to schedule you for initial round(s) of interviews.
  7. Final company interviews will take place starting November 2nd.

Application materials:

  • CV: upload to your RPIF Candidate Account by October 5th
  • LOI: upload to your RPIF Candidate Account by October 5th.
  • LOR: 3 Letters of Recommendation must be submitted to your RPIF Candidate Account by November 10th.

Tips for submission of materials

  1. Ensure your CV is up-to-date.
  2. Submit your Letter of Intent formally stating the functional area and/or fellowship positions to which you would like to apply. There is no limit to the number of programs to which you may express interest. However, be sure you are sincere in your interests. Generally, companies do not pursue candidates who have not expressed an interest in them.
  3. Obtain 3 general letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources. Since you are applying for the RPIF program, there should not be a letter for each company in which you have an interest, but rather 3 letters of recommendation suitable for any of the RPIF partner companies.

The Rutgers Industry Fellowship Program is an equal opportunity employer. For complete information on our policy at Rutgers, please visit the Human Resources website.