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Fellow Feature

Featured Fellow: Michael Spork, PharmD
November 17, 2021

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Michael Spork, PharmD
I am a second year post-doctoral fellow at Xcenda on our US Market Access Strategy team. I am also in my second year with the University of Florida Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy Master’s in Science program, specializing in Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications.

What is your current day-to-day role at your company?
In my current role I partner with pharmaceutical companies to improve access to their innovative products. This includes the scientific work of developing the evidence as well as creating materials to communicate this value to a payer audience. This includes working on payer value propositions, pre-approval information exchange, market research, as well as a variety of other strategic work and resource development. We work with companies pre-launch, through launch, and as an asset matures.

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Student Leader Spotlight

Student Leader Spotlight: Maria Reji
November 12, 2021

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Maria Reji
Summer 2021 IPhO Virtual Intern
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy

Why did you apply for the IPhO Virtual Flex Internship?
I applied to the IPhO Virtual Flex Internship because I knew this internship would be the perfect opportunity to get an inside look into the industry realm and to strengthen the leadership skills I have learned as a student leader at my university's local chapter. I joined IPhO in my first quarter of pharmacy school and have loved every second of being involved in IPhO, from being an engaged member and a PS-1 liaison and president-elect in my university chapter. Since then, I knew I wanted to be involved with IPhO on a national level, and this internship seemed like a wonderful opportunity to enhance my involvement with IPhO.

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Professional Development

IPhO National Fellows Council Presents: Fellowship Interviews 101
November 8, 2021

It's officially fellowship application/interview season and our National Fellows Council has put together a valuable resource to help you prepare to answer the following common interview questions:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why industry?
  • Why our program?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Why this functional area?
  • What was your greatest achievement?
  • Do you have any questions for us?
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Student Leader Spotlight

Student Leader Spotlight: Lexie Villariasa
November 5, 2021

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Lexie Villariasa
IPhO National Student Officer, Professional Development
St. John's University
Class of 2022

Hello everyone, my name is Lexie Villariasa and I am a student at St. John's University with an anticipated graduation year of 2022. I am the National Student Officer, Professional Development for the 2021-2022 cycle where I recently helped to plan our Annual Meeting. I became interested in pursuing a career within the pharmaceutical industry during my pre-pharmacy years. Like most students, I had never heard of industry pharmacy before and was only aware of the community and hospital routes.

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Fellow Feature

Featured Fellow: Michele Muir, PharmD, RPh
November 2, 2021

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Michele Muir, PharmD, RPh
First Year US Medical Affairs Fellow

GSK/University of North Carolina

What is your current day-to-day role at your company?
The UNC fellowship is unique in that you spend the first year at the university engaging in research. This provides the foundation and experience in clinical research that translates to the second year at GSK. My current day to day role involves project management, prepping abstracts/manuscripts for conferences or publications, and making a positive impact at a global level.

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Fellowship Central

Fresenius Medical Care Medical Information Fellowship Now Recruiting!
November 1, 2021
Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) is a global leader in patient-focused renal therapy. Fresenius Medical Care has over 4,000 dialysis clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. FMC provides more than 52 million treatments to almost 300,000 patients worldwide. FMC is also a global provider of dialysis products such as dialysis machines, dialyzers, renal pharmaceuticals, and related products. In the United States, FMC is the largest provider of dialysis products and services. FMC offers a comprehensive portfolio that aims to deliver the best care for the renal community with managed care, clinical education, clinical trial management, dialysis machine design, and renal pharmaceuticals.

Learn more and apply by December 31st, 2021!
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IPhO News

Three IPhO Intern Research Projects to be Presented at ASHP Midyear 2021!
October 29, 2021

IPhO Press Release:

Three IPhO Internship Research Projects to be Presented at ASHP Midyear 2021!

IPhO is pleased to announce the acceptance of three internship research projects to this year’s virtual ASHP Midyear. The three research posters provide highly relevant data and previously not addressed in the literature including industry practice specific job satisfaction, fellows’ therapeutic areas of focus, and CRO direct-to-industry opportunities.

IPhO is committed to providing the necessary insights, data, and analytical information to assist students, fellowship program stakeholders, and industry employers in their identification of industry opportunities and recruitment of industry talent. Results of all three research studies directly offer application and career development guidance.

Study Previews

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Fellowship Central

University of the Sciences - New Fellowship Alert!
October 8, 2021
University of the Sciences is excited to announce a brand new fellowship opportunity with Incyte! Click through the brochure to learn more!
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IPhO News

High Point University Joins IPhO Student Chapter Network!
September 26, 2021

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We are pleased to announce that High Point University has joined our network as the 97th chapter!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at High Point University! 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

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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