The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of a new two-year fellowship program to provide health and science professionals an opportunity to join the FDA. The first class of “FDA Commissioner’s Fellows” will begin their program in the fall of 2008. Fellows will train minutes from the nation's Capital at FDA's new state-of-the-art campus in White Oak, Maryland or at other FDA facilities of their choosing. Under the guidance of a senior FDA scientist, Fellows will explore a scientific aspect of FDA regulatory science. Fellows will also complete an array of formal coursework designed to provide an in-depth review of the sciences behind regulatory review, encompassing the activities of the FDA across foods, drugs, devices and cosmetics. Coursework during the two years includes public policy, FDA law, leadership skills, epidemiology, clinical trials, statistics as well as devices and radiological health.

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