2020 MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year, Angus Koerstz has accepted the award at APP2021.
Currently working at Tim Koerstz Pharmacy in Dubbo NSW, Mr Koerstz receives a travel and educational scholarship to the value of $4500 courtesy of MIMS Australia.
Mr Koerstz completed his intern year in ACT at Cooleman Court Pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President, Adjunct Professor Trent Twomey says, “As always, it’s heartening to see a close contest for this award, and that’s the measure of the top finalists and nominees.
“Angus should be very proud of his achievements, and we congratulate him for being awarded 2020 Intern of the Year. His work in taking the Men’s Health Initiative to Dubbo and setting up a satellite clinic is inspirational and was dedicated to taking monthly trips to Dubbo to continue the initiative’s important work.”
Mr Koerstz says, “I am extremely grateful and honoured to have been recognised as the MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year for 2020. Whilst 2020 was a uniquely challenging year for us all, to be recognised in this way is very humbling.”
He continues by noting that his experience at Cooleman Court Pharmacy, “heightened my passion for community pharmacy and improving men’s health outcomes”.
CEO and Executive Director of MIMS Australia and New Zealand Robert Best congratulates Mr Koerstz, and is pleased to still be supporting the award.
“The team at MIMS would like to congratulate Angus on his achievements within his Intern year – with his focus on men’s health, specialising in post prostatectomy rehabilitation for patients who have suffered from prostate cancer, and setting up a satellite men’s health clinic in his hometown of Dubbo NSW.”
Additionally, Mr Koerstz champions the Bins4Blokes campaign, an initiative of the Continence Foundation of Australia and has established a clinic at Dubbo Private Hospital.