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IPhO News

The IPhO Annual Meeting is Here!
September 17, 2021

The meeting takes place this weekend (September 17-19)! Click here to join the meeting if you are registered (please make sure to log into your IPhO website account). We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you again to our meeting sponsors/exhibitors!

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Professional Development

IPhO National Fellows Council Presents: How to Negotiate Your Salary
September 9, 2021

Whether you are applying for your first full time role or exploring new opportunities, negotiating a job offer can be a daunting and difficult conversation. In this infographic, learn about the primary components of a compensation package and follow a simple framework to use at your next negotiation discussion.

Note: if you are viewing on a mobile device, access the guide here.

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IPhO News

Did you miss the Annual Meeting registration deadline? You have options!
September 8, 2021

If you missed the deadline to register for the IPhO Annual Meeting, taking place from September 17-19, you still have options! P4s and recent graduates can sign up to attend the sponsor exhibit Q&A sessions, and ALL students can be added to a waitlist in case any additional full meeting slots open. Visit the meeting landing page to learn more!

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IPhO News

University of Washington School of Pharmacy Joins IPhO Student Chapter Network!
September 6, 2021

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We are pleased to announce that University of Washington School of Pharmacy has joined our network as the 96th chapter!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at University of Washington! IPhO now connects them to more than 5,000 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 News

Attention All Past and Present Biopharmaceutical Fellowship Preceptors!
September 2, 2021

MCPHS is conducting a national research survey entitled, Biopharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program Assessment of Trainee Preparedness for Employment, and kindly invites you to complete this survey (see link below), which is expected to take no more than 15 minutes.

This survey is for all fellowship programs and their preceptors. Please help spread the word! Deadline to complete the survey is October 1, 2021.

Click here to access the survey.

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IPhO News

2021-22 VIP Case Competition: Case Release
September 2, 2021

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IPhO is excited to announce the launch of the 2021-2022 Value of Industry Pharmacists (VIP) Case Competition! This signature IPhO professional development program and annual competition is offered to all student chapters to challenge you to design a cohesive drug development and commercialization plan for a theoretical new molecular entity.

Team registration is open and can be completed here.

The new case and competition guidelines can be found in the VIP Case Competition Guide 2021-2022.

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IPhO News

2021 Annual Meeting Instagram Giveaway
August 17, 2021

Believe it or not, this year's Annual Meeting is exactly one month away! We're giving registration away for free to ten contest winners!

The rules are simple:

  • Follow IPhO on Instagram (@industrypharmacistorg).
  • View our feed and locate the "IPhO Annual Meeting" Giveaway post (made at 12 PM ET on August 17, 2021).
  • Like the post.
  • Comment on the post and tag three friends who might benefit from entering the contest/attending the meeting.
  • Ten winners who follow the steps above will be selected at random and tagged in an announcement post on August 24.
  • Winners will receive a complimentary code to register for the meeting on the IPhO website.
  • Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.

Deadline to like and comment is Friday, August 20, at midnight ET. Good luck!

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IPhO News

New Video Series: Fellowship Prep Perspectives
July 28, 2021

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Nicole Fuchs, PharmD and Alec Thompson, PharmD are no strangers to the fellowship application process. They navigated arguably one of the most challenging recruitment cycles during the pandemic, and both secured fellowship roles in their desired functional area. Hear what they have to say about what they learned, what not to do, and how to position yourself as a competitive fellowship candidate in our newly-launched Fellowship Prep Perspectives video series.

Note: this resource is for IPhO members only. If you are interested in signing up for a membership, you can do so here!

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IPhO News

VIP Case Competition: 2021 Best Practice Seminar Series
July 13, 2021

Now in its 6th year, the annual VIP Case Competition has become a highly recognizable, signature IPhO program that provides participating chapters with an opportunity to develop a cohesive plan to bring a theoretical new molecular entity from ‘bench to bedside’.

Each and every year, chapter participation and submissions grow more competitive and knowledge of key industry functional areas for new product commercialization are critical for a competitive submission.

The top performing chapters from the 2020-2021 competition are hosting a series of Best Practice Seminars to help prepare IPhO chapters for this year's competition. Your chapter's VIP Case Competition team is strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions below to learn:

  • How best to prepare for the competition.
  • How to optimize your participation and create a "winning" presentation.
  • How to work together as a team to ensure a strong performance during the competition.
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Industry Pharmacist Success Stories

An Interview with Stephen Boateng, PharmD
July 5, 2021

Stephen Boateng, PharmD
Commercial Training and Development Manager
Daiichi Sankyo

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Professional Development

Strategies for Fellows to Ace the Transition to Industry Pharmacist
June 29, 2021

A smooth transition from fellow to full-time industry pharmacist might feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! The National Fellows Council Marketing Committee put together a short guide with tips to ace your first 90 days on the job. Good luck to all fellows starting their new roles in the coming weeks!

Note: if you are viewing on a mobile device, access the guide here.

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Fellowship Central

Flow Therapy Now Recruiting on FellowMatch!
June 21, 2021

This two-year PharmD fellowship (Fort Worth, TX) is a novel opportunity to build a diverse set of skills in medical affairs, and medical communications in an innovative, start-up like healthcare setting. The goal of the fellowship is to provide the skills and experiences necessary to launch a successful career in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries. Visit FellowMatch to learn more!

VIEW THE POSITION HERE

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IPhO News

A Completely New Fellowship Central is Live!
June 21, 2021

IPhO is thrilled to announce that one of our most popular and widely-used services, Fellowship Central, has been redesigned!

Fellowship Central is a one-stop-shop for students looking for comprehensive fellowship information and resources, as well as for fellowship employers looking to share their program information with interested candidates. Employers and candidates can connect at all stages of the recruitment process, well in advance of Midyear!

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If you haven't browsed Fellowship Central in a while, now is the time!

The following enhancements were recently launched:

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IPhO News

Medable/IPhO Digital Healthcare Technology Fellowship Now Recruiting!
June 16, 2021

The mission of Medable is to get effective therapies to patients faster, with the goal of reducing trial timelines by 50%. Enter Medable's innovative digital tools, designed to decentralize research and make it easy for patients to participate in trials from the comfort of home.

Medable has partnered with IPhO to offer a two-year Digital Healthcare Technology Fellowship. The fellow will focus on project management in the clinical trial industry.

LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE BY JULY 15


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Fellowship Central

IPhO Annual Meeting Agenda Now Live!
June 16, 2021

If you haven't already, be sure to take a look at the 2021 Annual Meeting agenda (attached to this news post). You'll see the line-up of sessions for P4 students as well as P1-P3 students.

And visit industrypharmacist.org/IAM to browse the list of meeting sponsors/exhibitors and to register!

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Fellow Feature

Lauren Xu, PharmD, MS
May 28, 2021

Fellowship Sponsor Company: University of North Carolina/GlaxoSmithKline

Function/Discipline: Global Regulatory Affairs Chemistry Manufacturing and Control (CMC)

Fellowship Years: 2020-2022

Alma Mater: University of Pittsburgh

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-xu-pharmd-ms-46203778

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IPhO News

University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Joins IPhO Student Chapter Network!
May 26, 2021

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We are pleased to announce that University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has joined our network as the 94th chapter!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at University of Iowa! IPhO now connects them to more than 5,000 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 News

Introducing the 2021-2022 National and Regional Student Officers!
May 21, 2021

As we wrap up the 2020-2021 school year, IPhO is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 National and Regional Student Officers! They will continue the beneficial work done by this year's group and IPhO is looking forward to kicking off the new term with them in the coming months. We are starting with 93 IPhO student chapters (and counting)!

Congratulations and welcome to the following officers!

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IPhO News

Purdue Chapter Hosts 5th Annual Midwest Industry Pharmacist Symposium
May 17, 2021

On Saturday, April 17, the IPhO chapter at Purdue University hosted its 5th Annual Midwest Industry Pharmacist Symposium. This year’s symposium was nothing short of exceptional. With a virtual platform, the event was able to bring together student pharmacists and industry professionals located around the world. The theme of the event was “Giant Leaps in Industry.”

The symposium began with opening remarks from Jim Alexander, Executive Director and Founder of IPhO, followed by a keynote address from Susan Graf, Chief Executive Officer at Akamara Therapeutics. Afterward, students joined functional area breakout sessions that focused on medical affairs, regulatory affairs, regulatory ad promo, HEOR, marketing, and commercial. During these sessions, students had the opportunity to participate in an engaging case study activity that provided more insight about the day-to-day activities within each department.

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IPhO News

Check Out the IPhO Eastern Region Spring 2021 Newsletter!
May 16, 2021

The IPhO Eastern Region is proud to present its Spring 2021 newsletter! Despite the virtual environment, chapters continuously worked hard to ensure that students still have opportunities to network and gain knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry career path.

Executive board members from the Eastern Region found creative ways to keep in touch with student members. This includes collaborating with other organizations and local chapters within the region, inviting speakers in industry to virtual events, holding thoughtful discussions about the impact of COVID-19 in industry, and providing resources for students on preparing themselves for job opportunities post-graduation.

In this newsletter, an event from each of the nine chapters in the Eastern Region is highlighted. It has been a pleasure working with the Eastern Region chapters this past year, and I am excited to share a brief snapshot of their accomplishments with the IPhO audience!

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Vienica Funtanilla
2020-21 IPhO Regional Student Officer, Eastern Region
St. John’s University
Class of 2021

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