Transition & Integration

An on-boarding period is provided early in the fellowship to ease the transition of the Fellow into a pharmaceutical company with global reach. Once the learning objectives are met and initial trainings are completed, the Fellow will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on topics ranging from Audit Readiness to Zika Virus. Throughout the program, the Fellow is mentored by a dedicated team.


The Fellow will acquire a comprehensive foundation of the major concepts of pharmacovigilance, including global regulations and guidelines applicable to adverse event reporting, signal detection, and risk management. The Fellow will be able apply their newly acquired knowledge to make visible and meaningful contributions to professional project teams.


The Fellow will contribute to global projects involving multi-disciplinary teams.


The Fellow will have opportunities to strengthen interpersonal skills by interacting with colleagues of diverse backgrounds. The Fellow’s ability to clearly articulate thoughts and concepts effectively will be fortified through these interactions, as well as through regular professional presentations at Sanofi Pasteur and Wilkes University.

Technical Skills

The Fellow will learn about globally recognized pharmacovigilance tools. The Fellow will also become familiar with the company safety database, signal tracking system, and electronic document archival system. Their ability to critically analyze and interpret scientific and clinical information, as well as their medical writing skills, will be refined.


The Fellow will be introduced to Sanofi colleagues in Bridgewater, NJ, and Genzyme colleagues in Cambridge, MA, and encouraged to foster professional connections, both locally and globally.