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Nominations open for 2022 Intern of the Year Award

Intern Award

Today, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia announced nominations are open for the 2022 MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year (IOTY) Award.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia National President, Professor Trent Twomey, said the IOTY Award recognizes Guild interns that go above and beyond in their intern pharmacist role.

“The Intern of the Year Award recognizes the next generation of pharmacists, and Guild interns whose actions epitomize what it means to be a community pharmacist,” Professor Twomey said.

“Interns can nominate themselves and we encourage them to do so if they feel they have shown exemplary work during their internship year.”

“Similarly, Guild interns can be nominated by their preceptor, employer or pharmacist and pharmacy colleagues.”

“There’s plenty of time to nominate with entries closing on Tuesday 31 January 2023. But don’t wait as the entry form only takes 10 minutes to complete and can be done online at!”

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

“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 pharmacies and the interns by sponsoring this prestigious award each year especially given that 2023 will be the 60th Anniversary (Diamond) celebration of MIMS in Australia!”

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

“You could join like IOTY alumni which includes, Fi Farihi Zedeh, who worked with community members in North Queensland to ensure they understood the benefits of being vaccinated against COVID-19, or Angus Koerstz, who worked on bringing the public health initiative, Mens Health Downunder, to Dubbo to improve men’s health outcomes,” Professor Twomey said.

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