Amanda Horiniak is Vic Pharmacy Student of the Year

Amanda Horiniak

Monash University pharmacy student Amanda Horiniak has been named Victorian Pharmacy Student of the Year.

Horiniak was described as a highly motivated, enthusiastic and passionate student who is looking forward to her future career as a pharmacist.

The closely contested competition was judged by Nancy Goubran, Pharmacist Area Manager with National Pharmacies and in charge of professional services; Ana Baos, managing pharmacist responsible for the professional and clinical development of all pharmacists within the Quality Pharmacy Group; and Rachel Walker, a community pharmacist for 22 years in proprietor partnership across multiple sites in the Quality Pharmacy Group.

The judges said the competition was very close and all the competitors displayed a great depth of knowledge which they combined very effectively with strong communication skills during the counselling competition.

The PSOTY competition is proud to have as industry partners API and Alphapharm.

The other finalists were:

  • Eboney Krygger (La Trobe);
  • Anh Nguyen (RMIT);
  • Rachel O’Brien (La Trobe);
  • Nathan Ting (Monash); and
  • Harpreet Kaur (RMIT).

The national finals of the PSOTY competition will be conducted at PSA15, to be held at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 31 July – 2 August 2015.

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