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The IPhO Podcast

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Welcome to the IPhO Podcast. Each episode will introduce a new leader in industry who will share information about his/her role, relevant experiences, and advice for listeners looking to advance their industry career. The podcast hosts, Sergio Gatoulis and Alex Schepart, have nearly 20 years of combined industry experience and know what it takes to transition from pharmacy student to industry pharmacist—so you'll find something interesting no matter where you are in your journey. Pop in your earbuds and enjoy the show!

Welcome to the IPhO Podcast. Each episode will introduce a new leader in industry who will share information about his/her role, relevant experiences, and advice for listeners looking to advance their industry career. The podcast hosts, Sergio Gatoulis and Alex Schepart, have nearly 20 years of combined industry experience and know what it takes to transition from pharmacy student to industry pharmacist—so you'll find something interesting no matter where you are in your journey. Pop in your earbuds and enjoy the show!

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to the IPhO Podcast. Each episode will introduce a new leader in industry who will share information about his/her role, relevant experiences, and advice for listeners looking to advance their industry career. The podcast hosts, Sergio Gatoulis and Alex Schepart, have nearly 20 years of combined industry experience and know what it takes to transition from pharmacy student to industry pharmacist—so you'll find something interesting no matter where you are in your journey. Pop in your earbuds and enjoy the show!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 11 - Jessie Kim and Richard Cale

10/8/2021
In what feels like a universe full of fellowship positions, it can feel daunting to know how to narrow down options and select "the one." Should you choose a program affiliated with a university? One with a partner organization like IPhO? A one-year position or a two-year position? There are many factors to consider when determining which program is the best fit for you. On episode 11, Aleksey is joined by Jessie Kim, PharmD, MS, first-year Global Regulatory Affairs Fellow at UCB; and...

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 10 - Jim Alexander Returns

9/12/2021
Jim joins us for the second time on the IPhO podcast—and the timing couldn't be better. Listen in as he shares information about the important resources on the IPhO website that will help fellowship candidates and employers navigate the ever-changing fall recruitment period. Students get advice on how best to prepare for their interviews and what to do to stay organized and confident. Plus, he shares valuable tips for those conducting interviews. The key? Resist the urge to find a clone of...

Duration:00:29:45

Episode 9 - Preston Skersick, PharmD, US Medical Affairs Fellow at GSK/UNC

8/26/2021
Going through the fellowship interview process at Midyear poses many challenges: keeping track of timelines, preparing for interviews, staying calm under pressure, feeling confident in your responses and decisions - the list goes on and on. Thankfully, IPhO Podcast episode 9 offers some important guidance to help you prepare. On this episode, Aleksey is joined by Preston Skersick, a current US Medical Affairs Fellow at GSK/UNC. They both share tips and tricks that helped them navigate the...

Duration:00:26:02

Episode 8 - Rolee Das, PharmD - Senior Director, WW Medical Lead, Women’s Cancers and GBM at BMS

8/11/2021
For episode eight, we are joined by Rolee Das, PharmD, who has built a successful career at Bristol Myers Squibb. Rolee dives deep into her career journey, which she says took many unexpected twists and turns. From clinical, to academia as a professor at Rutgers, to industry—she has worn many hats and shares her thoughts on each one. What advice does she have for pharmacists being told that working in industry is "selling out?" What does she enjoy most about her work? And what traits...

Duration:00:41:40

Episode 7 - Corey Rantz, PharmD WW Medical Strategy, Oncology Fellow, BMS

7/27/2021
We are excited to release the first podcast episode hosted by our newest member of the team, Aleksey. Aleksey is joined by Corey Rantz, a current Bristol Myers Squibb fellow. It's no surprise how important it is to find mentors throughout your career—individuals who can help guide you, answer your questions, and look out for you as you navigate industry. But finding the right mentor can sometimes feel overwhelming. In this episode, Corey and Aleksey share personal stories about how...

Duration:00:31:37

Episode 6 - Aleksey Gitelson, PharmD Incoming Global Patient Safety Fellow UCB/IPhO

6/30/2021
Aleksey, an incoming UCB/IPhO fellow and Class of 2021 graduate of Wilkes University, joins us for IPhO Podcast episode six. As a student, Aleksey was looking for more information about Midyear, fellowship recruitment, and general advice on starting out in industry as a pharmacist. He reached out to our IPhO podcast team with the goal of creating a second monthly episode offering tips and advice for students—and the rest is history in the making! Aleksey will join as our newest podcast...

Duration:00:27:39

Episode 5 - Nicolas James, PharmD, MBA and Sona Patel, PharmD

5/27/2021
Nick and Sona are natural-born leaders. Not only are they excelling in their respective fellowship programs—Nick is the UCB/IPhO Global Regulatory Affairs Fellow and Sona is the RevHealth/IPhO Pharmaceutical Advertising Fellow—but they also served as co-chiefs for the National Fellows Council (NFC) during the 2020-2021 term. Sona got her start with an industry internship by applying to nearly 100 (yes, really!) companies to find her best fit. Nick took an active role in his school's IPhO...

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 4 - Ralu Vlad, VP, Development Team Lead at BMS

4/29/2021
Ralu Vlad is a risk taker. Throughout her successful career, she's made various transitions that have pushed her outside her comfort zone. Her philosophy? She says, "there are things that I can control; there are things I cannot; but I am willing to try. And I am willing to be uncomfortable, because it's going to make me a better leader, person, team player, mom, and partner." Plus, she candidly shares how she manages to balance her career with being present for her young family. Hint:...

Duration:00:36:09

Episode 3 - Gerald Finken, CEO of RXE2, LLC

3/31/2021
Gerald Finken, the founder of RxE2 and E2 services explains how he is using an efficient clinical supply chain process to deliver affordable, effective, and quality services. Gerald is following this one simple rule of disruptive innovation to improve patient centered care. He says, “Believe in your idea, have faith, and don’t go against collective knowledge” to be successful in any area of your life. Check out his idea behind the simple foundation of incorporating pharmacy practice in...

Duration:00:36:18

Episode 3 - Gerald Finken, CEO of RXE2, LLC

3/30/2021
Gerald Finken, the founder of RxE2 and E2 services explains how he is using an efficient clinical supply chain process to deliver affordable, effective, and quality services. Gerald is following this one simple rule of disruptive innovation to improve patient centered care. He says, “Believe in your idea, have faith, and don’t go against collective knowledge” to be successful in any area of your life. Check out his idea behind the simple foundation of incorporating pharmacy practice in...

Duration:00:42:01

Episode 2 - James Rawls, Vice President, Head, Global Regulatory Affairs at Sunovion

2/25/2021
In this episode, you'll meet James Rawls, PharmD, Vice President and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. James shares his incredible story of growth within Regulatory Affairs and—importantly—how he sees the diversity and inclusion landscape evolving in the pharmaceutical industry. What can companies do now to promote and support equal opportunity and access for all? What can industry pharmacists do to propel change? And how does James compare his Blackjack...

Duration:00:41:45

Episode 1 - James Alexander, Executive Director and Founder, IPhO

1/26/2021
In this first episode of the IPhO Podcast, Sergio and Alex share a bit about themselves and what they're looking to accomplish with this new show. Plus, you'll get a chance to hear from the executive director and founder of Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO), Jim Alexander, PharmD. Jim started his 15-year journey in the pharmaceutical industry at the University of Nebraska, where he earned his PharmD. Listen to his story of becoming Vice President, Corporate Development and...

Duration:00:45:09

Teaser!

1/9/2021
The Industry Pharmacists Organization is proud to present our very first podcast. Tune in to find out what we have in store!

Duration:00:01:45