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 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.