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Perth intern Monica Sajogo has been announced as the PSA MIMS Australia WA Intern of the Year for 2014.

The prestigious award celebrates the achievements of exceptional interns in developing skills for their professional career.

These prospective pharmacists are recognised as striving to raise standards and to provide a future model for the practice of pharmacy.

Presenting the award, WA PSA Branch Committee Member Professor Jeff Hughes said Ms Sajogo completed her intern year at King Edward Memorial Hospital, where she had displayed a genuine commitment to excellence in pharmacy practice and clinical knowledge above and beyond the average intern.

“During her internship Monica continually sought to improve pharmacy service delivery, through the creation of an electronic version of My Medicines list with the aim of enhancing the efficiency, quality and accuracy of medication history taking,” Professor Hughes said.

“Monica also played a significant role in the training of placement students and in leading the wards in reviewing and improving aspects of medications use. This included identifying the need for the improvement of cold chain management.

Monica also designed and presented training materials for the ward staff in order to encourage the utilisation of the medication management form, which provides a record of accountability in medication management.”

MIMS is the sponsor of this award and contributes the major prize of $2,000 to each State winner to be used to advance their pharmacy career.

At PSA15, the PSA MIMS Intern of the Year Award recipient will be announced, with the winner being chosen from the State finalists.

The award will go to the State winner deemed to have created the most significant innovation during the year.

MIMS is the leading supplier of trusted, quality, independent medicine information to Australian healthcare professionals, known for its high level of editorial integrity and independence.

MIMS Australia has been publishing medicines information since for 50 years and have a keen interest in the development of the profession of pharmacy.

Media contact: 
Stefanie Johnston 
Branch Director - WA
0417 910 738

March 24, 2015