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Hannah Doody has been named as the PSA MIMS Tasmanian Intern of the Year Award winner, the peak pharmacist organisation the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said today.

The prestigious Intern of the Year Award acknowledges the achievements of exceptional pharmacist interns in developing skills for their professional career.  Interns are recognised for striving to raise standards to provide a future model for the practice of pharmacy, before being fully-registered.

MIMS Australia is the leading sponsor of the Award and contributes the major prize of $2000 to each State/Territory winner to be used to help advance their pharmacy career.

During Hannah’s internship at North West Regional Hospital in Burnie she demonstrated initiative that exceeded expectations of her as an intern pharmacist. Hannah continually contributed to education sessions and showed emerging leadership skills. Through interactions with patients, she ensured that medication information was conveyed in an easy-to-understand way. Hannah’s confidence in her pharmaceutical knowledge has continued to grow as an intern and her application in the professional setting is commendable.

PSA National Board Early Career Pharmacist Working Group Chair Rachel Dienaar applauded the achievements of the Tasmanian Intern of the Year winner, saying she demonstrated an outstanding commitment to pharmacy.

“This important Award recognises an exceptionally high-achieving intern and proudly highlights their success. It clearly shows the high standard of interns we have in Australia,” Ms Dienaar said.

MIMS Business Development Manager Dinah Graham congratulated the Tasmanian Intern of the Year winner. “MIMS is delighted to once again be involved in this exciting Award that recognises the future leaders of the pharmacy professional in Australia,” Ms Graham said.

The PSA MIMS Intern of the Year Award, who will be chosen from the State/Territory finalists, will be announced at PSA16 conference in Sydney from July 29-31.  The Award will go to the finalist deemed to have created the most significant innovation during the year.

MIMS Australia has been publishing medicines information since 1963 and 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 offers a range of digital products that reflect current advances in information delivery; from hand held devices to online to integrating databases into clinical and dispensing software applications. MIMS also continues to offer the printed reference products that have supported health care professionals for over 50 years.

Media contact: Paquita Sutherland
PSA Tasmanian Branch Director
0408 308 339

March 7, 2016