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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program

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Commissioner Fellowship Program Checklist

Please gather the following items BEFORE applying for the Commissioner’s Fellowship Program. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.
list item marker Green Card number if you are not a U.S. Citizen.
list item marker Verification of foreign degree if your degree is completed outside of U.S. (Please visit here for more guidance). An electronic copy (PDF) is required.
list item marker Electronic copy of your Resume/CV in PDF format only.
list item marker Three references and their contact information. These references will receive email notifications requesting them to submit their letters electronically and they must submit their letters as PDFs. A personal e-mail address is required for each reference.
list item marker Personal statement in PDF format which outlines both your educational and professional experience, as well as what has driven you to apply to the FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship Program. Address what you would bring to the FDA and how you believe this Fellowship will help you reach your short and long term career goals. Please limit your statement to one, single-spaced page, using a 12-point font.
list item marker Electronic copy of your transcripts in PDF format. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Only one file can be uploaded per application so either submit a transcript for the most relevant degree, or combine all transcripts into one file.
list item marker Go to the Commissioner's Fellowship Program website. Look at the proposed projects and select up to five. Write down the Preceptor names so that you can provide them during the application process. If a project has multiple Preceptors, you only need to list one of their names.
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Do not include your Social Security Number on any of your application materials.
Files over 20MB can not be uploaded into the application.
The Commissioner’s Fellowship Program is not responsible for technical issues unrelated to the application database that may result in a late or incomplete application.
I have read and understand the Commissioner's Fellowship Program Checklist
Privacy Act Statement
Privacy Act Notice: FDA will use the information you submit to determine qualifications for a Fellowship position within FDA. The full Notice required by
the Privacy Act (5 USC §552a(e)) is available here.