Nominations for Intern of the Year open

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia announced nominations for the 2021 MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year Award (IOTY) are now open – 1 November 2021 to 31 January 2022.

The national award supports the next generation of pharmacists and owners to build a strong foundation for their professional careers.

The winner is expected to take home a travel and educational scholarship to the value of $4500, courtesy of MIMS Australia.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President, Trent Twomey says nominations opened on 1 November 2021 and would close on 31 January 2022.

The winner will be announced at APP2022’s opening plenary on the Gold Coast in March 2022.

“We’re very excited to announce nominations have now opened,” says Mr Twomey.

“The big difference this year is the simplified application process.

“To make things a lot easier, the nomination form this year has only one question, in 50 words or less tell us why you deserve to be IOTY,” he adds.

“It’s really very simple, Pharmacy Guild interns can self-nominate or be nominated online at internpharmacist.com.au/intern-of-the-year.”

Robert Best, the CEO and Executive Director of MIMS Australia and New Zealand, says that MIMS Australia is very excited to, once again, sponsor the IOTY award.

“This is an award that showcases the very best of innovation and excellence of pharmacy interns,” says Mr Best.

“Being able to reward excellence in young people is exciting for our whole team at MIMS.

“These interns have gone above and beyond for their community during this pandemic and really are the future of pharmacy.

“MIMS has been committed to supporting all healthcare professionals from all parts of the healthcare ecosystem for nearly 60 years.

“We are absolutely thrilled to support community and hospital pharmacies and the interns by sponsoring this award each year.”

Mr Twomey encourages those self-nominating and nominating others to act quickly and get the nominations in as soon as possible.

“With this new and improved online system, there’s added incentive to act early,” says Mr Twomey.

“From experience, that deadline comes around very quickly; I’d hate for anyone to miss out.”

For more information and to nominate, visit: internpharmacist.com.au/intern-of-the-year

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