The 2023 Intern Pharmacist of the Year and Locum Pharmacist of the Year recipients were announced today (29 July) at PSA2023.
This year’s award recipients are:
William Chan MPS – 2023 PSA Locumate Locum Pharmacist of the Year.
Grace Quach – 2023 PSA MIMS Intern Pharmacist of the Year.
The PSA Locumate Locum Pharmacist of the Year Award recognises the incredible impact locum pharmacists make all over Australia.
“I’m proud to award William Chan with the PSA Locumate Locum Pharmacist of the Year Award, acknowledging the vital work of locum pharmacists around the country,” PSA National President Dr Fei Sim said.
“William has brought his expertise and infectious smile to pharmacies around Australia, making sure that communities have access to pharmacist advice when they need it.
“The work of a locum pharmacist often goes unnoticed. William, like many locum pharmacists, takes the challenges of a new pharmacy in his stride. On behalf of all pharmacists, we thank William and all locums for their work.”
Locumate co-founder Kavita Nadan also extended her congratulations to William.
“Locumate, from its inception, has put a focus on creating a community for our locums.” Ms Nadan said.
“Resilience, adaptability, and collaboration will be key skillsets that will see a locum thrive during these unprecedented times and William Chan has exemplified this in his career to date.
“At Locumate we will strive to provide continuing support now and into the future.”
The PSA MIMS Intern Pharmacist of the Year Award recognises intern pharmacists who show outstanding performance in their development as professional pharmacists.
“During her internship, Grace was already leading a range of initiatives in her pharmacy, from developing brochures for patients to supporting other students and interns to develop their practice.
“Congratulations Grace, we cannot wait to continue supporting you throughout the rest of your pharmacy career.”
MIMS CEO Robert Best also congratulated Grace, reaffirming MIMS’s commitment to supporting the next generation of pharmacists.
“2023 is a special year for MIMS and our involvement in the Intern of the Year award. It’s our 60th Anniversary as the most trusted provider of drug and medicines information across the Australian healthcare industry,” Mr Best said.
“For the last 6 decades, MIMS has acknowledged that pharmacists are the cornerstone of advising, educating and dispensing medicines across Australia, and continue to view the pharmacy profession as the most important and pivotal part of our medicines ecosystem when dealing with consumers and patients.
“For six decades, MIMS has been the most trusted provider of drug and medicines information across the Australian healthcare industry.
“It’s this longevity of use that compels MIMS to ensure that we continue to provide the Pharmacy industry, from its interns through to many with decades of experience, the most of up to date drug and medicines information to be available at the point of care for their use.”