Xcenda PharmD Student Programs

AmerisourceBergen Xcenda Pharm D Student Programs

Xcenda 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 Global Health Economics, Outcomes Research, Medical Communications, Strategic Market Intelligence, and Market Access 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:

  • Monday, August 8th, from 5-6 PM EST (RSVP here)
  • Friday, September 9th, from 1-2 PM EST (RSVP here)
  • Friday, September 30th, from 12-1 PM EST (RSVP here)


Fellowship Programs

Xcenda offers two unique fellowship programs:

  • 2-year, degree-granting Health Outcomes and Market Access fellowship (5 positions)
  • 2-year, degree-granting Medical Communications fellowship (3 position)

Interested candidates are encouraged to join our informational webinar 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, opening in early August, 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 Carrollton, TX. Application deadline is Saturday, October 15th at 11:59 PM CT.

For more information, please visit: https://www.xcenda.com/careers-student-programs

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 2023-2024 APPEs will be available starting August 1st and can be completed by any interested candidates prior to the October 30, 2022 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: https://www.xcenda.com/careers-student-programs


FormularyDecisions® Research Assistant Program

Additionally, Xcenda offers an internship role as a Research Assistant (RA), which is a unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in managed care, industry, or consulting. RAs work in conjunction with the Product Management and Engagement teams to support FormularyDecisions®, a secure platform that facilitates exchange of information between manufacturers and healthcare decision makers to help support medical policy and formulary development.

This is a one-year, part-time remote role that may be renewed on an annual basis. Candidates pursuing a doctorate degree (eg, PharmD, PhD, etc.) in health sciences are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 31, 2022 and contracts would begin next May. Interested candidates can apply by sending your CV and letter of intent to Sydney Ottinger (Sydney.Ottinger@Xcenda.com)

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


Student Programs


5025 Plano Parkway

Carrollton, TX 75010