Any industry is only as good as its people – and the pharmacy industry of Australia is lucky to have some of the best new talent in the country serving its growing nationwide customer-base. In the coming months, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia will crown the most gifted Guild intern, in recognition of his or her outstanding contribution over this most unusual of years.
If you – or one of your staff – know of a deserving Guild intern who is worthy of this title, you can nominate him or her for the MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year Award 2020.
The winning intern will receive a travel and educational scholarship to the value of $4,500 courtesy of MIMS Australia.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Intern Training Program Manager, Katherine Radnedge said the winner will be recognised for demonstrating outstanding achievement in one of six criteria, which include patient-centred practice, improving the health of communities, innovative pharmacy practice, integrity, honesty and professionalism, teamwork, communication and reliability, or response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“2020 has challenged everyone in Australia but we know there are determined Guild interns out there who’ve persevered through extraordinary circumstances to offer an outstanding level of service to their communities.
“A pharmacist’s intern year is crucial to their future development in the industry. While it’s a compulsory part of the registration process, the internship should be perceived as an opportunity for young pharmacists to build a strong foundation for their professional career.
“The MIMS / Guild Intern of Year Award aims to celebrate an intern who has proactively sought to implement positive change in the workplace and in the process has demonstrated excellence in one or more of the core judging criteria.
“Intern candidates can be nominated by their supervising preceptor, employer, pharmacist or colleague, Guild ITP clinical tutor or they can nominate themselves”, she said.
This is the seventh year The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has partnered with MIMS Australia for the award.
Kumar Singh, Business Development Director, Primary Care – MIMS Australia said MIMS is pleased to continue their relationship with the Guild and their interns.
“Recognising talent early is crucial to retaining that talent within the industry. Past winners have shown outstanding community spirit and leadership skills and I look forward to another exciting year of nominations.
“Being able to reward excellence in young innovative people is extremely exciting for the whole team at MIMS,” Mr Singh said.