2020 MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year Award finalists announced

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the finalists for the 2020 MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year Award, with the winner expected to be announced at APP2021’s opening plenary by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President, Professor Trent Twomey.

The four finalists are:

  • Tasmin Hussenbocus (WA);
  • Angus Koerstz (ACT);
  • Kenny Vuong (ACT);
  • Lauren Butler (ACT).

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Brach Acting Present, Chris Owen congratulates the four finalists saying that “being a finalist shows your commitment to your patients, particularly after what [has] been an extraordinary year for community pharmacy with the Covid-19 pandemic”.

“You all have very bright futures ahead of you as early career pharmacists,” says Mr Owen.

CEO and Executive Director of MIMS Australia and New Zealand, Robert Best says that MIMS Australia are delighted to sponsor an award that showcases the innovation and excellence of pharmacy interns.

“For over 55 years, MIMS has been and continues to be, committed to supporting young healthcare professionals from all parts of the healthcare ecosystem.

“It is with immense pleasure that we support community and hospital pharmacies and the interns within them by providing world class medicines information at the point of care.

“This is even more crucial in the current pandemic to support best patient care and medication management.

“Being able to reward excellence in young people is extremely exciting for the entire team at MIMS. These interns are the future of pharmacy,” says Mr. Best.

The MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year Award supports the next generation of pharmacists and owners to build a strong foundation for their professional careers.

The winner takes home a travel and educational scholarship to the value of $4,500, courtesy of MIMS Australia.

In addition to the four 2020 finalists, Lucinda Kenny, the 2019 MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year Award winner will also be present at APP2021.


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