Academic and Regulatory Fellowship | Pharmacy

Purpose Mission Regulatory Affairs Teaching
Scholarship Service Example Monthly Schedule Preceptors
Benefits How to Apply About Us Living in Oregon


The Pacific University School of Pharmacy / Oregon Board of Pharmacy (PUSOP-OBOP) Academic & Regulatory Fellowship is designed to transition the fellow from a general practitioner to a regulatory pharmaceutical specialist and clinical educator.

Upon successful completion of the PUSOP-OBOP Fellowship, graduates will be on track to pursue careers in:

  1. Regulatory services at a State Board of Pharmacy upon meeting qualifications for state employment (e.g., licensure in Oregon, and pharmacist licensure history of 5 years), and
  2. Academic/faculty positions that involve the tripartite mission of didactic and experiential teaching responsibilities, scholarship, and school service. 

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Our mission is to train pharmacists to be effective agents of the Board, as well as provide development opportunities in the areas of the academic tripartite mission. 

Fellowship Outcomes & Goals

  1. Establish a collaborative interdisciplinary practice
  2. Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  3. Promote public health, safety and welfare
  4. Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training
  5. Serve as an authoritative resource on regulating the quality, manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs
  6. Demonstrate skills required to function in public service
  7. Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting

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Regulatory Affairs

Residents will spend roughly 2.5 days per week at the Oregon Board of Pharmacy (OBOP). Activities at the OBOP include, but are not limited to:

  • Support of the consultant pharmacist
  • Provision of inspection for inpatient, ambulatory, and community pharmacies
  • Preparation for and delivery of Board proceedings/ meetings
  • Support of task forces, work groups
  • Legislator contact and coordination
  • Drafting Board rules and procedures

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At Pacific, the teaching mission includes participation in the didactic and experiential components of the curriculum. Fellows will be primarily involved in provision of the didactic curriculum, particularly Social & Administrative Sciences topics.  They may assist with Advanced or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE or IPPE) precepting.  The Experiential Program may recognize them as the preceptor of record for an IPPE if they hold an Oregon preceptor license. Fellows will be engaged in the delivery of didactic course content throughout the year. 

Fellows can expect to provide roughly 15 hours of lecture in Social and Administrative Sciences during the academic year. Additional teaching opportunities in the Leadership Track (pre-determined elective coursework offered to pharmacy students) may also be available. Assignments for didactic teaching will be made on an annual basis by the Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Practice in consultation with the Director for Post-Graduate Training.

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Scholarship has traditionally been defined as the discovery of knowledge and is often thought of as synonymous with the term research. While discovery is a viable construct and an important component of scholarship, the School and University support a larger and more inclusive interpretation of scholarship that includes integration, application and transformation of knowledge in addition to the more traditional discovery of knowledge.

Individual Project

Each fellow will complete at least one major project focusing on the implementation and/or assessment of a new service or protocol within the OBOP.  This project should result in a platform presentation at the OSHP Northern Chapter Conference and the NW Residency regional meeting (pending) in the spring.

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The fellow will provide service to the School via several activities:

  • Full membership (include voting privileges) on one of the following School of Pharmacy committees: admissions, assessment, or curriculum
  • Participation in student admissions interviews
  • Precepting of student-lead community outreach events (ex. health fairs, brown bags)
  • Participation in fellow candidate recruitment, interview, and ranking

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Example Monthly Schedule


OBOP = Oregon Board of Pharmacy (State offices)

* = Social and Administrative Sciences teaching occurs on Mondays as assigned; will usurp OBOP practice.

PURC = Pacific University Residency Conference (focus: academic topic discussions, teaching practice/feedback)

VGRC = Virginia Garcia Residency Conference (focus: ambulatory care topic discussions, business plan development, professional development)

SE = Student Event (i.e. student-run health fair)

PP1/PP2/PP3/PP4 = Pharmacy practice skills course

Citywide = Monthly, local residency conference

Campus = Time on campus provided for project, lecture, assignment completion

Roundtable = Professional Practice Roundtable (City-wide community and hospital meetings)

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Fellowship Director

Melanie Foeppel, PharmD, BCACP | Associate Professor
Pacific University School of Pharmacy

SOP Preceptors

Ian Doyle, RPh, PharmD, BCPS | Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Practice
Pacific University School of Pharmacy

Steve Arendt, RPh, MBA | Social Administrative Faculty
Assistant Professor
Pacific University School of Pharmacy

Maddie Fry, PharmD | Social Administrative Faculty
Assistant Professor
Pacific University School of Pharmacy

Michael Millard, RPh, MS | Social Administrative Faculty
Assistant Professor
Pacific University School of Pharmacy

BOP Preceptors

Marcus Watt, RPh | Executive Director
Oregon Board of Pharmacy

Karen MacLean | Administrative Director
Oregon Board of Pharmacy

Fiona Karbowicz, RPh | Pharmacist Consultant
Oregon Board of Pharmacy

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Eligible for medical and dental coverage, as well as other benefits offered to Pacific University employees including life insurance and retirement savings

Non-contract time

10 days of paid non-contract time (NCT)


$2,500 for faculty development at professional meetings

Private, on-campus office space (shared with co-resident)

School-issued laptop with docking station

Free campus parking in addition to easy light rail transportation access

Eligible for public transportation employee discount benefits

Access to the all School of Pharmacy library resources and faculty development

Campus is in close proximity to clinical practice sites

Due to non-profit status, may apply for federal loan forgiveness program

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How to Apply

Completed applications are due to the Fellowship Director during the first week of January. We ask that candidates submit a letter of intent, CV, and three standardized PhORCAS references. Applicants will be notified of interview selection by mid-late January. Interview days will likely be Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays from late January to February.

Number of positions



Doctor of Pharmacy degree

Eligible for Oregon State licensure

Completion of ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency or PGY1 exempt per ASHP standards preferred

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About Us

Pacific University School of Pharmacy

Pacific University School of Pharmacy (PUSOP) offers a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program and is fully accredited by ACPE. The School is located in Hillsboro, Oregon and is housed in the state-of-the-art Health Professions Campus along with seven other programs.

Oregon Board of Pharmacy

The mission of the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy is to promote, preserve and protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring high standards in the practice of pharmacy and by regulating the quality, manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs.

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Living in Oregon


  • Hillsboro is ~20 miles from the downtown Portland
  • Easy day trips to the Oregon Coast and Mount Hood
  • Close-in weekend trips to Seattle, Bend, Vancouver, Canada


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