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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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IPhO News

Wayne State University College of Pharmacy Joins IPhO Student Chapter Network!
May 29, 2021

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We are pleased to announce that Wayne State University College of Pharmacy has joined our network as the 95th chapter!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Wayne State 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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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!

READ THE NEWSLETTER

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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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IPhO News

IPhO USciences Chapter Named PCP Organization of the Year!
May 6, 2021

Congratulations to the IPhO chapter at University of the Sciences for being named the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) Organization of the Year for the 2020-21 academic year!

This annual award is being presented at an upcoming ceremony on May 11, and the USciences Executive Board, led by President Jasmeen Kaur, will be recognized for excellence in fundraising, hosting innovative events, and advocacy during a very challenging year.

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IPhO News

Thank You to Our 2020-2021 Student Officers!
May 3, 2021

The 2020-21 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 93! These leaders worked tirelessly to ensure that all IPhO student pharmacists were well informed about the resources and tools available to them and expertly navigated challenging remote circumstances as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

During the 2020-21 term, IPhO NSOs and RSOs:

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Professional Development

Job Hunting Tips for Fellows in the Virtual Environment
May 2, 2021

Are you currently on the "virtual" job hunt? The IPhO National Fellows Council (NFC) compiled a helpful guide for fellows looking to transition to a full-time role, either within their company or at a different one. Get quick tips to help make sure your application stands out, excel in your interviews, and feel comfortable with salary and benefit negotiation. Check out the link in our bio, and good luck on your job search!

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

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IPhO News

2021 IPhO Annual Meeting Registration is Live (With Big Savings)!
April 30, 2021

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Last year, the IPhO Annual Meeting was hosted virtually for the first time ever! Nearly 850 participants tuned in, including 600+ students from 111 schools of pharmacy, 150+ sponsor representatives, and 70+ faculty members. Attendance doubled from 2019—which was the first year that the meeting was held in person in New Jersey.

Join in virtually from the comfort of home. No need to drive, fly, or stay in a hotel to experience one of the biggest industry professional development events of the year!

Early-bird registration is now LIVE! IPhO members and guests can save $50 on meeting registration by signing up by May 31. Visit the event landing page for more information, benefits of attending for P4s and P1-P3s, and to register. We can't wait to see you there!

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IPhO News

IPhO Hampton and Howard Chapters Host HU Diversity Symposium
April 26, 2021

On Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, the IPhO chapters at Hampton University and Howard University hosted the first-ever HU Diversity Symposium—bringing together student pharmacists of color from across the nation for a weekend of professional development.

As we move forward through these unprecedented times, IPhO remains committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within the pharmaceutical industry, and this symposium offered workshops, discussions, recruitment strategies and more to help empower student pharmacists of color to pursue an industry career post-graduation.

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Industry Pharmacist Success Stories

An Interview with Danielle Wiley, PharmD
April 22, 2021

Danielle Wiley, PharmD

Danielle Wiley, PharmD
Senior Medical Science Liaison
Neurocrine Biosciences
Alma Mater: Texas Southern University


How important do you feel a mentor-mentee relationship is for student pharmacists and when is the right time for them to seek an industry mentor?
I think mentorship is really important because you don't know what you don't know. As a student, you don't know what opportunities are out there or you may not know what behaviors are needed in a particular setting. When you're a student, you think as a student. As you move through any professional program, it's important to align yourself with people who have done what you're trying to do or what you are trying to accomplish. I think you should get a mentor as soon as you enter college and even before. You can have mentors in high school, it is never too early. I think that's something that needs to be developed as early as possible. It doesn't matter if you are a Pre-Pharm, Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, or anything else. Those mentors can help guide you. It is also important to note that it is okay to have more than one mentor. Get someone to serve the different areas in your life that you want to pursue.

The key is when you see people doing what you want to do or behaving in a manner that you admire or enjoy, don't be afraid to ask for help. Do not be afraid for someone to say no. Not everyone can be a mentor and/or has the time for it, but it is still important to try. If you are told no, simply seek someone else.

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IPhO News

Creighton University School of Pharmacy Joins IPhO Student Chapter Network!
April 16, 2021

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We are pleased to announce that Creighton University School of Pharmacy has joined our network as the 93rd chapter!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Creighton 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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