Guild Intern of the Year announced
Timothy Stewart from Lanyon Pharmacy, ACT has been announced as the 2017 MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year.
Timothy was awarded the title at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP) on the Gold Coast on Thursday.
“I’m absolutely honoured to be presented with this award and to be recognised as the MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year.
“This award will give me incredible opportunities to advance my career with education, and give me a voice to become a positive advocate for our profession.
“I am truly passionate about pharmacy and the future that it holds, and I am lucky that this passion has been reciprocated within my team in the Life Pharmacy Group.”
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Intern Training Program Manager, Tim Roberts, said the award reinforces the view that the intern year is an important opportunity for young pharmacists to build a strong foundation for their professional career.
“A pharmacist’s intern year is crucial to their future development in the industry as, it provides the core foundation required to succeed in the profession,” Mr Roberts said.
“The award provides a platform to recognise our most dedicated and innovative interns, and helps to reinforce the importance of nurturing our next generation of pharmacists and owners.
“The competition judging panel had some tough decisions to make, with a record-number of nominations and the high calibre of the short-listed finalists in this year’s competition.
“However, there can only be one winner and Timothy’s enthusiasm for the services that he engaged in throughout his internship and his commitment to continue skilling himself in these areas following registration have set him apart.
“On behalf of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, I would like to congratulate Timothy on earning the title of 2017 MIMS/ Guild of Australia Intern of the Year.
Robert Best, CEO and Executive Director of MIMS Australia, said that MIMS Australia are delighted to sponsor an award that showcases the innovation and excellence of interns within the industry.
“The MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year award is the perfect opportunity to highlight the outstanding contribution and dedication of the next generation of pharmacists,” Mr Best said.
“Being able to award Timothy this award is extremely rewarding for the whole team at MIMS.
“Reducing risk for patients taking medicines has been a goal for MIMS for over 50 years in Australia.
“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 pharmacists and the interns within them by providing world-class medications information.
“Being able to reward excellence to young innovative people is extremely exciting for the team at MIMS.
“This is the fourth presentation of the MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year Award, so we trust that this year’s winner will consider to take advantage of the opportunities this award provides.”
As the 2017 MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year Award winner, Timothy will receive a travel and educational scholarship to the value of $4,500 courtesy of MIMS Australia.