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Congratulations to the 2020-2021 IPhO VIP Case Competition Award Winners!
March 30, 2021


Congratulations to the winners of the 2020-2021 Value of Industry Pharmacists (VIP) Case Competition. This year, 71 IPhO student chapters registered to participate in the competition—the most impressive turnout to-date! The competition also had 42 industry fellows and industry pharmacists volunteer to help judge the submissions.

The annual IPhO VIP Case Competition enables students to delve into multiple disciplines within the pharmaceutical industry as they develop their hypothetical drug, including, but not limited to: Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, and Commercial Functions. Each phase of the drug's development lifecycle presents a unique challenge that encourages students to think strategically and apply both their clinical and pharmaceutical industry knowledge.

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Registration Now Open for the HU Diversity Symposium!
March 4, 2021

As we move forward through these unprecedented times, IPhO remains committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within the pharmaceutical industry.

The HU Diversity Symposium will help do just that! We invite you to join us for this virtual professional development event to help support student pharmacists of color as they navigate an industry career.

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Now Accepting IPhO National and Regional Student Officer Applications!
March 1, 2021

We are excited to share that IPhO is now accepting National and Regional Student Officer (NSO/RSO) applications for the 2021-2022 cycle!

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Being an NSO or RSO is an opportunity to get involved at the IPhO national level and make a significant impact on the work that the organization is doing to help prepare industry-minded student pharmacists from across the country. As a NSO or RSO, you have the opportunity to:

  • Build industry valued knowledge and skills
  • Gain highly visible national recognition
  • Network with fellows, student and senior leaders within IPhO
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IPhO Hosts First-Ever Professional Development Week
February 22, 2021

It was a busy and exciting Presidents' Day for pharmacy students, as IPhO chapters across the country kicked off Professional Development Week 2021. The first-of-its kind FREE event began on Monday, February 15 and took place over five action-packed days. And though you'd never know it based on how smoothly the events ran, it was the culmination of months of hard work from an incredibly talented team of IPhO student leaders.

The purpose of Professional Development Week, which will now be an annual IPhO initiative to kick off the spring semester, is to provide helpful information on pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacy students with an interest in Industry careers are encouraged to join in and learn about important topics. Each IPhO region hosted an event, and the lineup of topics was as follows this year:

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Professional Development Week Registration
February 9, 2021

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IPhO is proud to present a regional chapter effort in the promotion of pharmacy, industry, and professionalism.

Details and RSVP links to the FREE SEMINARS, taking place from February 15-19, can be found here.

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USC School of Pharmacy Joins IPhO Student Chapter Network!
January 23, 2021

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We are pleased to announce that University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy has joined our network as the 92nd chapter!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at USC! 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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Belmont University College of Pharmacy Joins IPhO Student Chapter Network!
January 2, 2021

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New year, new chapter in the IPhO family! We are kicking off 2021 by welcoming the 91st school in our rapidly growing national network.

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Belmont University College of Pharmacy! 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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Establishing the VIP Case Competition as an Elective Course
October 28, 2020

The guide below was written and submitted by Jaqueline Pereira and Michael Schaefer. Both are University of Florida PharmD Candidates, Class of 2022. These talented students helped pave the way to turn the VIP project into a pharmacy school elective credit. Thank you to both of these talented students for their helpful guidance!

The University of Florida (UF) is proud to announce that the IPhO VIP Case Competition is the first industry pharmacy course in the UF College of Pharmacy curriculum called “Pharmacists’ Roles in Drug Development.” This course allows students to learn the various functional roles for pharmacists in industry and how to contribute to a cohesive drug development plan. The VIP Case Competition will enhance students’ exposure to career opportunities in the industry field which is a valuable experience for students to learn more about the many non-traditional pharmacy career paths.

If you are interested in making the VIP Case Competition an elective credit course at your school, these are the steps UF took to get the VIP Case Competition approved for elective credit. VIEW THE GUIDE



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What is deep work and why is it important to master?
October 14, 2020

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2020 has been an unprecedented year – from natural disasters, to a global pandemic and a push for significant societal change. With so much activity within the external environment, it can be quite challenging for work-from-home employees to focus on their work assigned. For example, according to an article from Medium, employees working on their computer are distracted once every ten and a half minutes. (Medium, 2017) In addition, it can be a tough transition from pharmacy student life to the virtual working world for many pharmaceutical industry fellows. The topic of “deep work” is pertinent to many as we adjust to this space in addition to the numerous distractions that surround us. Distractions can include the news, social media, our cell phones, families, and even our professional engagement activities. Many influential individuals such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and even the late Steve Jobs incorporated deep work rituals in their daily lives and credit this skill for their overwhelming success.

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Company Spotlight: RXE2
October 8, 2020



Clinical research today faces many challenges, from lengthy recruitment periods and poor clinical study outcomes to waste in clinical supplies.

Involving pharmacists as stakeholders in clinical research allows for the creation of new solutions to these long-standing issues.

RxE2 will be disrupting clinical research and creating thousands of jobs specifically for pharmacists in industry, benefiting communities around the world.

Watch the video above and visit the RXE2 website to learn more about how this innovative company is making a global impact with pharmacists at the forefront.

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Notre Dame of Maryland University is 90th IPhO Student Chapter!
October 6, 2020

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IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Notre Dame of Maryland University. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 90 chapters and 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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Learn from Home Instagram Giveaway
October 5, 2020

IPhO is excited to announce its first official Instagram giveaway! We've developed a comprehensive online CV seminar, designed to help pharmacy students stand out to prospective industry employers. We're giving it away for free to three contest winners!

The rules are simple:

  • Follow IPhO on Instagram (@industrypharmacistorg).
  • View our feed and locate the "Learn from Home" Giveaway post.
  • Like the post.
  • Comment on the post and tag three friends who might benefit from entering the contest.
  • Three winners will be selected at random and tagged in an announcement post on October 12.
  • Winners will receive a complimentary code to access the CV seminar on the IPhO website.
  • Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.

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IPhO Hosts Virtual Annual Meeting
September 22, 2020

Now in its second year, the IPhO Annual Meeting was hosted virtually on September 11-13, 2020. 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.

All meeting attendees gathered on Friday evening for an opening presentation featuring leaders in industry, who covered important topics such as navigating this uncertain time as a student preparing for an industry career; the importance of celebrating and encouraging diversity in industry; taking risks and having a courageous career; and more.

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Congratulations to our inaugural PILs + IPhO Scholars
September 11, 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of the first-ever PILs + IPhO Scholarship. The chosen applicants are incredibly deserving of this unique award—they are strong and committed academics, passionate leaders, and visionaries. Each of them is dedicated to making a difference for communities of color, and they are playing an important role in ensuring that diversity is celebrated in the pharmaceutical industry.

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IPhO NFC Hosts Virtual Kick-off Meeting
September 1, 2020

The National Fellows Council (NFC) 3rd Annual Summer Kick-off Meeting took place on Saturday, August 15 and was a tremendous success! The theme of the day was “Stay the Course," which was a particularly relevant topic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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While it was a fully virtual experience, there was no feeling of disconnect. Both speakers and attendees were enthusiastic throughout the day, which made for a meaningful and memorable meeting. 38 fellows dialed in from all over the country, including New Jersey, New York, Texas, North Carolina, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

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LECOM Bradenton Joins IPhO National Network!
August 25, 2020

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IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at LECOM Bradenton. IPhO now connects them to a national network of nearly 90 chapters and 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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Lilly Sales Webinar: The Beginning of Your Industry Career Journey
August 6, 2020


Pharmacy students, find your place at Lilly! This special webinar, presented by Lilly in partnership with IPhO, is designed to help you navigate your industry career journey.

You will have the opportunity to hear from three expert Lilly panelists—Richard Doug Lee, Executive Sales Representative; Jitesh Amin, Medical Science Liaison; and Brittany Mani, HCP Marketing—about how and why they began their industry journey in sales, which led to new opportunities at Lilly.

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Five IPhO Fellowship Partnerships for 2020-21!
July 27, 2020

IPhO is pleased to announce five fellowship partnerships for 2020-21! For the programs listed below, IPhO is a full partner in both recruiting and program administration. Candidates were identified through the 5,000+ National Student Network with nearly 90 chapters, and all recruiting was successfully accomplished through the IPhO FellowMatch service.

These IPhO fellows will be leaders within the National Fellows Council, and they are involved with national IPhO leadership. The group got together for a "virtual meet and greet" earlier this summer and enjoyed a fun evening of networking!

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Butler University Joins IPhO National Network!
July 24, 2020

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IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of another new student chapter to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at Butler University. IPhO now connects them to a national network of nearly 90 chapters and 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/PILs scholarships empower diversity in industry
July 23, 2020

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IPhO is proud to partner with Pharmacy Initiative Leaders (PILs) to award IPhO 2020 Annual Meeting scholarships to two student pharmacists of color. The chosen students will receive complimentary meeting registration, courtesy of IPhO, as well as $500 from PILs to assist with any Midyear expenses. The first-place scholarship winner will also join the 2020-2021 PILs Coaches Program.

These scholarships support and empower the success of more pharmacists of color in the pharmaceutical industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
AUGUST 1, 2020

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum GPA: 3.00
500 word essay
One Letter of Recommendation
Curriculum Vitae with head shot
One copy of your unofficial transcript

APPLY TODAY

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