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Introducing the 2019-2020 National Student Officers!

As the 2018-2019 school year winds down, IPhO is pleased to announce the 2019-20 National and Regional Student Officers! They will continue the beneficial work being done by this year's group and IPhO is looking forward to kicking off the new year with them in the coming months.

Learn more about the IPhO National Student Officers and all of the resources available to student pharmacists interested in an industry career, here.

Congratulations and welcome to the following officers!

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Dr. Leah Palmer Joins the IPhO Leadership Team

Leah CircleIPhO is pleased to introduce the newest member of its leadership team! Dr. Leah Palmer joins as the Vice President of Student Leadership Development. With extensive experience in regulatory affairs, in the area of prescription drug promotion and team management, she offers valuable insight to help students progress toward an industry career. Dr. Palmer will take an active role in helping to oversee and grow the existing IPhO student leadership program, which exposes cohorts of successful student pharmacists to the responsibilities they'll face in common industry functional areas.

Welcome to the team, Dr. Palmer!

Learn more about Dr. Palmer and the IPhO Leadership Team.

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Keck Graduate Institute hosts second annual Western Symposium

DSC01149On Saturday April 27, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) hosted its second annual Western Symposium. Roughly 40 students attended the event to participate in round table sessions with industry representatives from a number of functional areas. Students from Keck Graduate Institute, Roseman University, West Coast University, Western University, and the University of Southern California came together to learn more about what it's like to work as a pharmacist in industry.

After morning round table sessions, a fellows panel provided the opportunity for students to ask questions about the fellowship application process, benefits of being a potential fellow, and how best to prepare for Midyear.

The day was filled with networking and engaging conversations. Many students in attendance said they found the event to be highly informative and a big success! KGI looks forward to hosting the event again in 2020. Thanks to all students and industry representatives that were able to join.

Article authored by Sona Patel, KGI Class of 2020, IPhO National Student Officer for Professional Affairs

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Thank You to Our 2018-19 Student Officers!

The 2018-19 term has been incredibly productive and exciting for our IPhO National Student Officers (NSOs) and Regional Student Officers (RSOs). We want to take a moment to thank them for their numerous accomplishments. Notably, during their tenure, the number of IPhO student chapters grew to 67! These leaders worked tirelessly to ensure that all IPhO student pharmacists were well informed about the resources and tools available to them.

During the 2018-19 term, IPhO NSOs and RSOs:

  • Made significant improvements to the IPhO student chapter annual report process and outcomes measurement
  • Developed a new in-depth student chapter handbook
  • Designed and produced a comprehensive toolkit for all IPhO products and services, so chapters could better communicate IPhO membership benefits
  • Created thorough guides that were utilized by NSO/RSO preceptors and 50 IPhO virtual interns
  • Formed the new National Committee of Chapter Advisors and produced the chapter advisor handbook
  • Achieved record-setting participation rates in the 2018-19 VIP Case Competition
  • Grew the student chapter network to 67 schools, exceeding 2018-19 goals
  • Executed national and regional initiatives in partnership with IPhO national leadership with exceptional professionalism
  • Helped grow the IPhO Instagram following to more than 1,000 and developed engaging, relevant content for all audiences

Thank you to the following 2018-19 NSOs and RSOs!

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Congratulations to the 2018-2019 IPhO VIP Case Competition Award Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 3rd Annual Value of Industry Pharmacists (VIP) Case Competition. It was the most impressive turnout to-date with 44 chapters in the running. 16 chapters participated for the first time.

The annual IPhO VIP Case Competition enables students to delve into multiple disciplines within the pharmaceutical industry as they develop their hypothetical drug, including, but not limited to: Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, and Commercial Functions. Each phase of the drug's development lifecycle presents a unique challenge that encourages students to think strategically and apply both their clinical and pharmaceutical industry knowledge.

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Purdue Hosts 2019 Industry Pharmacist Symposium for the Midwestern Region

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It was a busy Saturday on April 6 at Purdue University, as 72 student pharmacists and ten distinguished speakers gathered to network and share insights about attaining a pharmaceutical industry career. Students came from Purdue, University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Midwestern University, Rosalind Franklin University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Butler University.

The day was packed with learning opportunities, including a keynote address, breakout sessions, networking roundtables, a fireside chat, a fellowship panel, and "state of the chapter" addresses from the Midwestern chapters in attendance.

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Larkin University College of Pharmacy Joins IPhO National Network!

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IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Larkin University College of Pharmacy. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 67 chapters and more than 4,000 student pharmacists with similar interests, as well as a national network of hundreds of industry fellows and thousands of industry pharmacists.

Several more schools are in the late stages of filing their chapter applications and will soon join the growing national network.

To start a chapter at your school, click here.

For the student benefits of joining IPhO, view the National Student Brochure here!

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Hampton University School of Pharmacy Joins IPhO National Network!

HUSOP logo (1)IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Hampton University School of Pharmacy. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 66 chapters and more than 4,000 student pharmacists with similar interests, as well as a national network of hundreds of industry fellows and thousands of industry pharmacists.

Several more schools are in the late stages of filing their chapter applications and will soon join the growing national network.

To start a chapter at your school, click here.

For the student benefits of joining IPhO, view the National Student Brochure here!

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Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Joins IPhO National Network!

IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 65 chapters and more than 4,000 student pharmacists with similar interests, as well as a national network of hundreds of industry fellows and thousands of industry pharmacists.

Several more schools are in the late stages of filing their chapter applications and will soon join the growing national network.

To start a chapter at your school, click here.

For the student benefits of joining IPhO, view the National Student Brochure here!

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IPhO Hosts First-Ever Northeast Regional Meeting

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The first-ever IPhO Northeast Regional meeting was held at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) in late February. Nearly 75 students from across the northeast attended, representing ACPHS-Vermont, University of Buffalo, University of Rhode Island, and Binghamton University.

Meeting attendees had the opportunity to network with a number of industry professionals, including current fellows, IPhO Executive Director and Founder Dr. Jim Alexander, and ACPHS President Dr. Greg Dewey. Dr Dewey and Dr. Alexander spoke about the significant increase in need for pharmacists in industry over the past few years, so that students could gain insight into the opportunities available to them outside of a clinical setting.

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