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Caitlin Duff, now a community pharmacist in Burnie, has been announced as the PSA MIMS Australia Tasmanian Intern of the Year for 2014.

The prestigious award, announced in in Ulverstone, celebrates the achievements of exceptional interns in developing skills for their professional career and who have been recognised as striving to raise standards to provide a future model for the practice of pharmacy, even before being fully registered.

Ms Duff completed her intern year at the Launceston General Hospital. Her preceptor, Jay Fitch, said she was an excellent intern whose strong communication skills built trusting relationships with both her patients and other health professionals.

He said that she positively contributed to the team environment and initiated improvements in both patient care and pharmacy work flow for the betterment of her fellow pharmacists and patients alike.

Mr Fitch also said that Ms Duff was able to talk to patients about complex issues thus enabling improvements in personal health care.

Ms Duff received a MIMS $2000 grant to attend PSA15 where the national winner will be chosen. We congratulate her on this achievement and wish her all the best in the finals.

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: 
Paquita Sutherland
Branch Director - TAS 
0408 308 339

April 22, 2015