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Letter of Intent for Fellowships

Letter of Intent

Your letter is a one-page summary highlighting why you are interested in the fellowship position and what your intentions are. 

Part 1: Why are you interested in the position and the company?

  •  Think this question through and ask yourself: 

    • Why do I want to do this?

    • What do I feel I will gain from this experience?

    • What can I do to contribute to this position?

    • What can I bring to the table that others can't?

  • If you are applying to more than one track within a single program, that

       is OK. Just state your interest in the program as a whole and try to narrow

       in on commonalities with the multiple roles

  • Mention the pharmaceutical industry that is housing this position and

       how working for that company fits your goals. You can always bring in

      a company's mission or vision statement and tie that back into your goals

      for your career. 

  • Below is an example of what your LOI professional heading should look like:














Part 2: Why are you the best candidate for that position and why are you an awesome fit for it?

  • This is your time to draw positive attention to  yourself so get comfortable with talking about yourself. There is a fine line between being proud of yourself and being just plain arrogant. In this paragraph talk about what you have done in pharmacy school and life in general that directly applies to the position. Don't just regurgitate your CV, but be strategic about which experiences you choose to talk about in  your letter.

Part 3: What are your intentions?

  • This is your time to dream. For example explain what you hope to do if you land this fellowship? what door will it open? It will provide you with a skillset to do what? Include your short and long term strategically.

Be sure to include the specific title of the program you are applying to within your introduction as a lot of programs have multiple different positions

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