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Xcenda PharmD Student Programs

Submitted by: Kristy Cantrell

Xcenda, part of AmerisourceBergen, is a global healthcare consulting organization focused on helping manufacturers prove the inherent value of lifesaving products and helping patients gain access to these innovative therapies.

Xcenda offers a number of unique opportunities for students pursuing a career in managed care, industry, consulting, or academia. Depending on their interests, students completing a fellowship, rotation, or internship at Xcenda will gain exposure and contribute to a variety of work types in collaboration with our health economics and outcomes research, medical communications, real-world evidence generation, market access, and market research teams.

We value our continued collaboration with your university and would appreciate your help in sharing the updates below with any PharmD candidates who may be interested in our student programs.

Informational Webinars

We encourage anyone interested in our student programs to view our recorded webinar or participate in one of our upcoming live webinar sessions on the following dates/times:

  • Friday, August 18th, from 1-2 PM EST
  • Thursday, September 14th, from 5-6 PM EST
  • Monday, October 9th, from 5-6 PM EST

RSVP link for live and recorded webinar sessions:

Fellowship Programs

Xcenda offers two unique fellowship programs:

  • 2-year, degree-granting Health Outcomes and Market Access fellowship (up to 4 positions)
  • 2-year, degree-granting Medical Communications fellowship (up to 2 positions)

Interested candidates are encouraged to join one of our webinars to gain information regarding the application process. Candidates will not be required to participate in the Personnel Placement Service (PPS) through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting to request an interview for Xcenda’s Fellowship Program. Xcenda will utilize its own online application form to collect required materials from interested candidates. All screening interviews will be conducted virtually, with our final-round interviews conducted in-person in our office located in Conshohocken, PA.

For more information, please visit:

APPE Student Rotations

Every year, we offer up to 25 students the opportunity to complete an APPE rotation with Xcenda. Rotations are offered year-round, except for the last 2 weeks of December, and range from 4-6 weeks based on the university’s APPE block schedule. We can accommodate up to 3 students at any given time and can tailor the experience to their interests based on their ranking of available project types.

The online application for 2024-2025 APPEs is available now and can be completed by any interested candidates prior to the October 29, 2023 deadline. Clear instructions on the first page of the application will ask students to provide the following:

  • Current CV
  • Statement of interest (maximum of 200 words)
  • Start and end dates for 3 preferred rotation blocks

A link to our APPE online application can be found on the following webpage:

Thank you very much for your continued collaboration and for sharing this information with your students,

Thank you,

KristyKristy Cantrell
Global Pharma Services
Associate Director, Commercial Consulting