25 episodes

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!

The IPhO Podcast IPhO

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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!

    Episode 24: ”A Dream Come True” with Holly Graber, PharmD, RPh, MBAc

    Episode 24: ”A Dream Come True” with Holly Graber, PharmD, RPh, MBAc

    Holly grew up in eastern Pennsylvania, just a stone's throw from Merck where she now works as a Clinical Safety and Risk Management Fellow. Her admiration for the employees there—and how hard they worked to make life better for patients—sparked her interest in pharmacy when she was in high school.

    And then, during pharmacy school, things started to come full circle for her when she landed an internship at the place that inspired her career—Merck.

    Today, Holly is working in her dream position and making the most of every moment. 

    In this episode, Holly shares what helped her choose her fellowship program, what experiences to highlight in a fellowship interview (hint: you don't have to have industry experience to succeed!), and much more. Listen now!

    A special thank you to our episode sponsor, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)!
    https://www.kgi.edu/academics/schools/school-of-pharmacy-and-health-sciences/

    • 27 min
    Episode 23 - ”Always Raise Your Hand” with Elaine Nadeau, PharmD

    Episode 23 - ”Always Raise Your Hand” with Elaine Nadeau, PharmD

    During pharmacy school, the husband of one of Elaine's professors was a Medical Science Liaison (MSL). She jumped at the opportunity to meet him and asked questions about his role, fellowships, and industry in general—and that important conversation solidified her decision to pursue an industry career.

    One of the greatest pieces of advice that Elaine offers listeners is to always "raise your hand." She launched her career working for a small company, and as long as she was meeting her goals, she would often volunteer for new projects and opportunities that helped her grow personally and professionally.

    Tune in to learn how to develop industry "soft skills" not taught in pharmacy school, an overview of field medical, how to decide between a small or large company, and much more.

    A special thank you to our episode sponsor, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)!
    https://www.kgi.edu/academics/schools/school-of-pharmacy-and-health-sciences/

    • 33 min
    Episode 22 - The Path Less Traveled with Jeff MacDonald

    Episode 22 - The Path Less Traveled with Jeff MacDonald

    Jeff credits his small hometown as the place that sparked his interest in pharmacy. He learned firsthand the important role that pharmacists played in his community and was fascinated by medications and their impact on patients.

    He went on to serve as Vice President of his IPhO Chapter in pharmacy school and built important connections and professional relationships that helped solidify his decision to pursue an industry career. Even during challenging times, Jeff knew he was growing and that he was "in the right place."

    But one of the most pivotal moments in his career was a conversation with a preceptor who landed a direct-to-industry role, rather than a fellowship. Suddenly, a path he did not even realize was an option became the choice that felt like the perfect fit.

    Tune in this week to gain a unique perspective on how to establish yourself in industry without a fellowship, strategies to identify what position is right for you, and more!

    A special thank you to our episode sponsor, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI)!
    https://www.kgi.edu/academics/schools/school-of-pharmacy-and-health-sciences/

    • 46 min
    Episode 21: Charting a Course for Career Success with Mike DeLuca

    Episode 21: Charting a Course for Career Success with Mike DeLuca

    On this episode, we are joined by Mike DeLuca, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at EVERSANA. Mike brings more than twenty years of expertise to the table, as he candidly shares skills and strategies to help PharmDs identify the right industry role.

    Having started his career in retail pharmacy, Mike quickly rose to pharmacy manager, before deciding to pursue his MBA at Seton Hall, where he focused on pharmacy management and operations.

    Since then, Mike's extensive resume highlights his expertise and wide range of knowledge in many fields, including medical information, strategic marketing, regulatory and safety; as well as his experience building and developing strong teams.

    Tune in for career advice from a seasoned professional who knows what it takes to succeed in industry.

    • 31 min
    Episode 20 - Finding Your Fellowship Match with Georgia Quartey, PharmD, RPh

    Episode 20 - Finding Your Fellowship Match with Georgia Quartey, PharmD, RPh

    Growing up in a family of medical professionals inspired Georgia to focus her education—and ultimately her career—on health care. Though she always knew from a young age that she wanted to differentiate herself in some way.

    During pharmacy school, she joined her IPhO chapter and it exposed her to a whole new side of pharmacy that she hadn't known much about. And that's where her path to industry began.

    Today, Georgia is in a dynamic patient safety and regulatory role with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. She discusses how she prepared for and secured her fellowship, her experience at Ironwood so far, and important advice for students about how to make sure their prospective fellowship company is the right fit for them—not just the other way around!

    • 38 min
    Episode 19 - Navigating Leadership from the UK to the US

    Episode 19 - Navigating Leadership from the UK to the US

    Tania Thomas joins us for episode 19 of the IPhO Podcast!


    She currently serves as the VP of Global Regulatory & Medical Affairs at Opiant Pharmaceuticals, and was a former Assessor at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency of the United Kingdom.


    Tania—an exemplary leader and authority on all things medical and regulatory affairs—offers some key advice for being a successful and dependable leader, shares the difficulties of relocating for a position, discusses her experience maintaining work-life harmony, and much more. You'll get an insider's perspective on what it looks like to be a leader in the pharmaceutical industry.


    Tania has been intimately involved and engaged in the pharmacy industry for over 20 years, and her knowledge and expertise shine as she and our podcast team discuss moving up the ladder, and the challenges that come with it. 

    • 32 min

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