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About the program

Will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, work with you to develop a personal career action plan, and provide honest feedback and practical guidance to help you reach your career goals.

Benefits

The coaching you receive will enable you to achieve your career goals and remove obstacles to high performance. From resume review to executive coaching, IPhO's successful and experienced industry insiders are available to support you every step of the way.

Is it right for me?

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

  • EarIy: students, fellows, and those newer to industry
  • 5-15 years: climbing the ladder
  • Executives: reaching VP levels and beyond
  • Experienced professionals: keeping pace with a fast changing industry

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It’s easy to organize a personal coaching session! Just follow these simple steps:

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  • Follow the email instructions to connect and schedule a coaching session

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The IPhO Coaches Network

Tanya Chaudhri
Tanya Chaudhri

Expertise: Guiding students through the fellowship application process

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Biography


Tanya Chaudhri, PharmD, is a Global Regulatory Strategy fellow with UCB Pharmaceuticals. 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 local 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 currently serves as Co-Chief Fellow of the IPhO National Fellows Council.

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. 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 helping them create their own individual industry career path.

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Jerry Silverman
Jerry Silverman

Expertise: Students, fellows, early career professionals. Resume writing, how to get a fellowship, landing your first position, getting your first promotion.

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

Mr. Silverman is most proud of his contributions to the professional growth and advancement of pharmacists in the industry. 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 a preceptor, mentor, and coach to student pharmacists and fellows 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.

Mr. Silverman professional career includes positions in sales, training, and marketing at Eli Lilly and Searle. Jerry created and oversees the IPhO Coaching Service and specializes in coaching students and fellows at their most significant professional career time. He has personally coached over 250 students and fellows since 2014.

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Leah Palmer
Leah Palmer

Expertise: Guiding students, fellows, early career professionals in Regulatory Promotion and other (noncommercial) career paths.

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Leah Palmer, PharmD is currently a consultant in FDA prescription drug promotion regulations. Most recently, she served as Executive Director in Regulatory Affairs at Amgen Inc., as a Regulatory Promotion lead with oversight of a wide range of product promotional activities.

Prior to joining Amgen in 2001, Dr. Palmer was a Branch Chief of one of the enforcement branches in the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications (DDMAC, now OPDP) overseeing product advisories and enforcement actions. In addition to her Branch Chief role, she served as DDMAC Senior Enforcement Advisor.

Prior to joining FDA, she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Purdue University College of Pharmacy and an Industrial Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship affiliated with Rutgers University and Parke-Davis. She received her B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy and worked as a clinical pharmacist in various hospitals.

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Zack McCormack
Zack McCormack

Expertise: Guiding students through the fellowship application process, resume development, and making a transition into the commercial sector of the pharmaceutical industry

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Zack McCormack, PharmD, is a Product Manager for US marketing within Sanofi Genzyme’s Oncology franchise. In this role, he works on key HCP marketing initiatives for recently launched products, utilizing both a business and clinical acumen. Dr. McCormack recently completed an Oncology Commercial Strategy Fellowship with Sanofi Genzyme and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In this role, he supported products in multiple stages of their lifecycle by working in global marketing, US market access, and sales. During his Fellowship, he also served as Co-Chief of the IPhO National Fellows Council.

Zack completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at Purdue University College of Pharmacy, where he served as the Vice President of Purdue’s IPhO chapter as well as IPhO’s National Student Officer of Chapter Development. Additionally, he completed internships and rotations with the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Vitae Pharmaceuticals, and SmartPharma LLC.

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