MIMS / Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Intern of the Year Finalists Announced

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia today announced four talented finalists for the 2020 MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year Award – Yasmin Hussenbocus from Western Australia, Angus Koerstz, Kenny Vuong and Lauren Butler (all from the ACT). The winner will be announced at APP2021’s opening plenary in less than three weeks by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President, Professor Trent Twomey.

The national 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.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch’s Acting President, Chris Owen, said the award recognises dedicated and innovative intern pharmacists and thanked the top finalists and nominees.

“Congratulations Angus, Kenny, Lauren and Yasmin for being nominated as finalists in the 2020 Intern of the Year Award.”

“Being a finalist shows your commitment to your patients, particularly after what can been an extraordinary year for community pharmacy with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” “You could be up for a travel and educational scholarship to the value of $4,500, courtesy of MIMS Australia.”

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

Robert Best, CEO and Executive Director of MIMS Australia and New Zealand, said 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,” Mr. Best said.

APP2021 attendees will be able to meet Lucinda Kenny, the 2019 MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year Award winner. Guild Interns receive special rates for APP. Attendees can view program information and book their APP2021 registration at www.appconference.com.

Pictured below : Lucinda Kenny with her preceptor, Elise Thornton, the 2019 MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year Award winner.