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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.

NFC Virtual Meeting

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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Thank you to the NFC members completing their fellowships!
June 26, 2020

As the 2019-20 fellowship year comes to a close, IPhO would like to recognize and thank its National Fellows Council leaders, who have dedicated time and attention to making the year's initiatives incredibly successful.

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Congratulations to the following committee members, who are completing their fellowships and accepting full-time industry roles.

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IPhO Annual Meeting goes virtual for 2020!
June 6, 2020

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IPhO is excited to announce that its 2020 Annual Meeting will be taking place virtually. On September 11, 12, and 13, you'll be able to join in on one of the most important professional development events of the year from the comfort of home (or wherever you are)!

Because the event is virtual, we will be able to deliver significantly more content over three half-day sessions—featuring a variety of industry keynote speakers—with no space limitations. Plus, you'll save on travel and hotel expenses.

You will still have an opportunity to engage with industry experts, members of our National Fellows Council, and leading sponsor fellowship companies through interactive Q&A sessions.

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88 Student Chapters in the IPhO National Network!
May 27, 2020

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IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of two new student chapters to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 88 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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University of Maryland Eastern Shore Joins IPhO National Network!
May 19, 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 University of Maryland Eastern Shore. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 86 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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Introducing the 2020-2021 National and Regional Student Officers!
May 18, 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year winds down, IPhO is pleased to announce the 2020-21 National and Regional Student Officers! They will continue the beneficial work being done by this year's group and IPhO is looking forward to kicking off the new year with them in the coming months. We are starting the year with 85 IPhO student chapters (and counting)—more than 60% of U.S. pharmacy schools now have established chapters!

Congratulations and welcome to the following officers! Click here to view their schools and IPhO roles.

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IPhO Student Chapter Network grows to 85!
May 6, 2020

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IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of three new student chapters—which officially makes our network 85 chapters strong!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at:

  • University of the Incarnate Word–Feik School of Pharmacy
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy
  • Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy

IPhO now connects them to a national network of 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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Developing an Industry CV to Optimize your
Experiences for Employers
May 3, 2020

IPhO is hosting two national live online seminars during the month of May entitled,

Developing an Industry CV to Optimize your Experiences for Employers. Join Jerry Silverman, Senior VP Professional Development and Coaching, for this complimentary opportunity to learn about the methods he has utilized to conduct over 400 one-one-one coaching sessions during the past 6 years. Each of two seminars will be 90 minutes to allow for ample Q and A. See registration infomation below.

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Thank You to Our 2019-2020 Student Officers!
April 24, 2020

The 2019-20 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 85! 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 COVID-19 pandemic during the spring semester.

During the 2019-20 term, IPhO NSOs and RSOs:

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IPhO Student Chapter Network grows by two!
April 23, 2020

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IPhO is pleased to announce the addition of two new student chapters to our growing national network!

Congratulations to student pharmacists at:

  • Western University
  • University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy (UNM)

IPhO now connects them to a national network of nearly 85 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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VIP Case Competition:
Best Practices Seminar Series
April 15, 2020

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Now in its 5th 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.

To support the continued success of this signature IPhO program, we are pleased to announce the launch of live online professional development seminars during April 2020, focusing on VIP Case Competition best practices from the 2019-20 award-winning chapters.

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Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Joins IPhO National Network!
March 30, 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 Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. IPhO now connects them to a national network of 81 chapters and more than 4,000 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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Congratulations to the 2019-2020 IPhO VIP Case Competition Award Winners!
March 17, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Annual Value of Industry Pharmacists (VIP) Case Competition. This year, 59 IPhO student chapters registered to participate in the competition—the most impressive turnout to-date!

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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Why I Attended the National Student Meeting
March 12, 2020

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Adam Hussain
Howard University College of Pharmacy
PharmD Candidate, Class of 2020

I obtained a fellowship in Global Regulatory Affairs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals with Northeastern University. My path to obtaining a fellowship started during my first year at Howard University. Howard University provided a unique opportunity for students to complete a Drug Development Certificate Course with Eli Lilly, which was my first introduction to the regulatory field.

Our IPhO advisor helped me obtain an internship at the United States Pharmacopeia, where I was able to work on a variety of projects related to drug regulations. Howard University also provided me the opportunity to complete an international research rotation in South Korea, as well as a Clinical Pharmacology rotation in San Francisco. These experiences pushed me to develop a plan to obtain a fellowship.

Attending the IPhO National Student Meeting (NSM) in 2019 was instrumental in my success. The sponsor exhibits and networking opportunities allowed me to really understand the roles of a fellow at their respective companies and confirmed my interest in Regulatory Affairs. My local chapter had previously provided me with resources to help prepare me for the fellowship application process, and attending the National Student Meeting prior to Midyear served to strengthen my application even further.

In addition to meeting with current fellows and employers at the NSM, I learned about the fellowship preparation IPhO offered members. I signed up for IPhO's Coaching Program, where I received one-on-one mentoring from an experienced professional, including CV review and interview practice. These programs helped me prepare effectively prior to PPS positions opening, and allowed me to be successful during ASHP Midyear.

Interested in attending the 2020 National Student Meeting? Register today!



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ACPHS Chapter Hosts Northeast Regional Meeting
March 8, 2020

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The second-annual IPhO Northeast Regional meeting was held at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) in late February. Nearly 70 students from across the northeast attended, with significant representation from Long Island University, University of Buffalo, and ACPHS.

Meeting attendees had the opportunity to network with a number of industry professionals, key opinion leaders, and current fellows, among others. Jerry Silverman, SVP, Professional Development and Coaching for IPhO, kicked off the day by exciting the audience about the convergence of driving forces resulting in significant opportunities for students to enter industry.

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