One-on-One Coaching Service

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Coaching credits are available for purchase in 45 minute increments.

Once you have successfully purchased credits, a receipt will be sent to the email address you used to register with IPhO and you will then need to select a coach in order to complete the process.

Within 48 hours of completing both of these steps, your coach will send you a follow up e-mail to begin the scheduling process.

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Proven Track Record

Now in its 8th year, the IPhO Coaching Service has grown to be one of our most valued signature services.

IPhO coaching services are ideal for professionals in virtually every phase of their careers:

  • Early: students, fellows, and those newer to industry
  • 5-15 years: climbing the ladder
  • Experienced pharmacists desiring to transition into an industry career

Services

IPhO Coaching Services are as comprehensive as you need them to be to meet your career goals. Coaches can help you:

  • Evaluate your knowledge and if needed, recommend industry professional development programs and resources
  • Work with you to customize your CV so that industry employers can recognize your talent when they see it
  • Identify and recommend functional areas where your skills and experiences will translate to industry opportunities
  • Prepare you for interviews, including presentations you may be required to make

Benefits

IPhO makes an enormous commitment to these services and there is no greater proven, personalized, and customized industry coaching service available. Our experienced coaches provide honest feedback and practical guidance to help you reach your career goals.

How it works

Just follow these simple steps:

  • Select a coach from the list below
  • Purchase Coaching Credits
  • Redeem Coaching Credits for your preferred coach
  • Your selected coach will be automatically notified and will email you to set up your coaching session(s)

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Now is the perfect time to take your career to the next level. See what personalized coaching can do for you today.

Available Coaching Credits: 0

Buy Credits Now!

Coaching credits are available for purchase in 45 minute increments.

Once you have successfully purchased credits, a receipt will be sent to the email address you used to register with IPhO and you will then need to select a coach in order to complete the process.

Within 48 hours of completing both of these steps, your coach will send you a follow up e-mail to begin the scheduling process.

Add "1 Coaching Credit" to Cart ($125.00)
Add "2 Coaching Credits" to Cart ($250.00)
Add "3 Coaching Credits" to Cart ($375.00)

The IPhO Coaches

Jerry Silverman
Jerry Silverman

Expertise: Architect of the IPhO Coaching Services focusing on post-graduates and experienced pharmacy providers seeking industry opportunities. Translating CV/resume to industry language, developing an industry action plan, and identifying search customized strategies.

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Jerry Silverman, BS Pharm, is a former industry marketing executive and President and CEO of Bimark Medical Communications (1992–2008) where he utilized his extensive experience in pharmaceutical marketing and sales and training to build a successful agency.

Mr. Silverman is most proud of his contributions to the professional growth and advancement of industry pharmacists. From 1998-2008, Bimark participated as the first pharmaceutical agency to have a fellowship within the Rutgers Post-Doctoral Program. During that period Jerry interviewed over 500 candidates during Midyear conferences.

Jerry has more than twenty-five years of experience serving as an industry employer preceptor, mentor, and coach to students, fellows, and experienced traditional pharmacists pursuing industry practice.

In 2008, Jerry was honored by the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME) for his commitment to the professional development of industry pharmacists.

His professional career includes positions in sales, training, and marketing at Eli Lilly, Searle, and Bimark. Jerry created the IPhO Coaching Service a decade ago and has personally coached over 500 clients since then. He currently holds the position of SVP, Professional Development and Coaching, IPhO.

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Brittany Griggs
Brittany Griggs

Expertise: Direct-to-industry career search and application process, interview preparation and CV review, functional area identification, mentorship, internship applications, making a transition into market access, consulting, and agency sectors of the pharmaceutical industry, making a transition into hospital/clinical roles part time.

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Brittany Griggs, PharmD, RPh, is a Senior Consulting Analyst at The Dedham Group. In this role, she develops market access strategy through primary and secondary research to clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Previously, Brittany was a Scientific Associate in market access and payer marketing, developing payer-focused marketing tactics to assist in formulary uptake and coverage. In addition to working in the industry, Brittany works as a pharmacist at Ascension to maintain her clinical knowledge and skills.

She graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2021 where she was able to explore:

  • Clinical trial operations at AbbVie
  • HCP marketing at Mallinckrodt
  • Medical Digital Strategy at Lilly
  • Market access at MMIT
  • Managed care at OptumRx
  • Entrepreneurship through NIH/NSF funded courses

Brittany is excited to share an honest take of her direct path to industry with students and recent graduates, sharing all of the highs and lows in her job search last year. Serving as a mentor and tutor for the past 5 years, she is excited to continue to guide and assist others in their direct-to-industry career exploration.

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Margaret Alabi
Margaret Alabi

Expertise: Guiding Students, Fellows and Early Level Career Professionals on interview success, promotion navigation through the power of their strengths and art of storytelling.

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Margaret Alabi currently serves as an Associate Director of Patient Advocacy with Corporate Affairs for the Immunology at UCB Inc. She completed her Pharm D at Xavier University of Louisiana in the spring of 2011 and chose a “non-traditional” career path to explore her desire for working with advocates to effect change for patients impacted by treatable diseases.

While gaining valuable experience through her two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Health Policy and Strategic Advocacy at Sanofi, Margaret chaired the Community Development Program of Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship and was responsible for fostering the professional and social development of over 70 fellows and 300 plus alumni. This provided her with a foundation from which she helps her clients pivot in the right direction.

As a certified CliftonStrengths Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner coupled with 9 years of Pharma experience ranging from Corporate Affairs, Commercial and Medical, Margaret is eager to lend her services to help you achieve your goal.

  • Commercial Experience- Pharmacy Account Manager
  • Medical Experience- MSL and Associate Director of Medical Affairs
  • Corporate Affairs Experience- Patient Advocacy
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Tanya Chaudhri
Tanya Chaudhri

Expertise: Guiding students through the fellowship application process, CV review, and helping students identify their candidacy strengths and how to implement them in interview skills for both fellowship and entry level positions.

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Tanya Chaudhri, PharmD,RPh is a Manager in Global Regulatory Strategy with Horizon Therapeutics USA Inc. She is an alumna of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy (UIC), where she had the opportunity to discover her passion for the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Chaudhri was the founding Vice President of her UIC IPhO chapter during her second year of pharmacy school, President during her third year, and IPhO National Student Officer of Chapter Network Management during her fourth year. She served as Co-Chief Fellow of the IPhO National Fellows Council during her Regulatory Affair fellowship at UCB Inc.

Tanya has had various experiences within the industry including completing an internship at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Promotion, as well as diverse APPE experiences at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Quarles & Brady. During her fellowship Tanya had a robust experience in all facets of Regulatory Affairs and gained insights on drug development on a global scale. Her past industry experiences and involvement through IPhO have laid the foundation for her career as an industry pharmacist, and she is a strong supporter of students by helping them create their own individual industry career path.

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Nicole Fuchs
Nicole Fuchs

Expertise: Guiding students through the fellowship/internship application process, interview preparation, CV review, functional area identification, mentorship, and making transitions into the medical affairs sector of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Nicole Fuchs, PharmD, is a Hematology/Oncology Medical Strategy Post-Doctoral Fellow within Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) in conjunction with the Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship (RPIF) program. In this role, she works on key medical strategy tactics and initiatives for recently launched products across the hematology portfolio, utilizing both a business and clinical acumen.

Dr. Fuchs is a recent PharmD graduate from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. She always had a passion for mentoring younger students and has been involved with IPhO, both at her local chapter and through the national organization. Nicole served on her local chapter as Director of Marketing and subsequently Vice President. Additionally, she sought opportunities on the national level and served as the National Student Officer (NSO) for Social Media & Marketing in 2019, and Chapter Network Management in 2020. Currently, she is part of the National Fellows Council (NFC) and serves as the co-lead for Professional Programming – National Student Meeting Programming. In addition to her leadership experiences, she completed internships and rotations at Astellas Pharma, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, BMS, and Xcenda.

Her past industry experiences and involvement through IPhO have laid the foundation for her career within the pharmaceutical industry. She is a strong supporter of students and is passionate about helping them create their own individual industry career path.

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Mahesh Tawney
Mahesh Tawney

Expertise: Guiding Students, Fellows and early Career Professionals specifically those interested in the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) career paths.

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Mahesh Tawney is currently Senior Director, Medical Outcomes Science Liaisons at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Mahesh has over 15 years of experience as a Health Outcomes and Medical Science Liaison supporting multiple launches across various therapeutic areas.

Immediately prior to joining Alnylam, Mahesh spent three years at Eli Lilly and Company as a Health Outcomes Liaison, responsible for conveying the clinical, economic, and humanistic outcome measures for Lilly’s marketed and investigational oncology agents to Payers and nationally recognized Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs). Prior to Lilly, Mahesh spent seven years at Daiichi-Sankyo as an MSL and HOL and three years in-house at The Medicines Company.

Mahesh received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical and Scientific Affairs at Sankyo. In addition, he has a Master’s in Applied Pharmacoeconomics from the University of Florida and Masters of Business Administration from Stetson University.

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Alec Thompson
Alec Thompson

Expertise: Guiding students through the fellowship/internship application process, interview preparation, CV review, functional area identification, mentorship, early career development and making transitions into the commercial sector of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Alec Thompson, PharmD, is an Oncology Commercial Strategy & Operations Fellow for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in conjunction with Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships (RPIF). In this role, he works on high level commercial strategy initiatives across sales, marketing, and brand strategy/planning. Dr. Thompson also supports marketing/sales training with stretch responsibilities in market access and currently serves as the Professional Programming Co-Lead of the IPhO National Fellows Council.

Alec completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. As a student, he completed internships and rotations at:

  • Novo Nordisk – Market Access Intern
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals – Real World Value & Evidence Intern
  • PrecisionValue – Editorial Assistant
  • Santhera Pharmaceuticals – Social Media/Medical Affairs Intern
  • Bristol Myers Squibb – Field Medical Capabilities/MSL Extern
  • Xcenda – Strategic Market Access Extern

He also was a Junior Digital Strategist for Fingerpaint before beginning his fellowship and continues to contract as a Social Media & Medical Affairs Specialist for Santhera Pharmaceuticals. His diverse past experiences and involvement throughout school have laid the foundation for a career within the pharmaceutical industry. He has a passion for mentoring students and enjoys helping them create a path into industry.

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"I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a fellowship offer after 4 industry on-site interviews. I exceeded my expectations in every way and would not have been as successful as I was without your assistance."

- Fellowship Applicant

"You helped me a few months back to review my CV so I was better prepared to apply to MSL roles to transition from working as a clinical pharmacist. I am now working as an MSL with the Cardiovascular Medicines team with Sanofi! I wanted to thank you sincerely for all of your help in reviewing my CV and the advice you provided."

- Clinical Pharmacist

”I really appreciate your coaching expertise, energy, sincerity, and dedication to helping students like me achieve our professional dreams.”

- Direct-to-Industry Post Grad

”My industry job interview was this morning and they responded with an offer within 2 hours. A lot of the questions and answers you gave me really helped me ace this interview.”

- Community Pharmacist

”Just finished the first month at my first industry job and so far, really enjoying what I am learning and doing. My team is wonderful and I couldn’t be happier. Want to thank you again for all your assistance and support through this process.”

- Clinical Pharmacist