Australia’s top intern

David Paulmert
David Paulmert.

David Paulmert from LiveLife Pharmacy Macrossan St in Port Douglas, Queensland has been announced as the 2018 MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year

Mr Paulmert was awarded the title at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference on the Gold Coast on Thursday.

“I feel humbled to be recognised as the MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year,” Mr Paulmert said.

“I know the other applications were very strong and so far, this has been a very professionally rewarding experience.

“This will definitely have a fantastic impact on my local Port Douglas community, both to professionals and patients alike.”

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Intern Training Program Manager, Tim Roberts, said the award reinforces the view that the intern year is an important opportunity for young pharmacists to build a strong foundation for their professional career.

“A pharmacist’s intern year is crucial to their future development in the industry as it provides the core foundation required to succeed in the profession,” Mr Roberts said.

“The award provides a platform to recognise our most dedicated and innovative interns, and helps to reinforce the importance of nurturing our next generation of pharmacists and owners.

“The competition judging panel had some tough decisions to make, with three high calibre shortlisted finalists making it through to the final judging interview. The judging panel would like to pass on their congratulations to all of the shortlisted finalists and to those nominated for the competition.

“However, there can only be one winner and David’s efforts to engage with the local community and form relationships with other primary care providers in the area throughout his internship are what set him apart.  

“On behalf of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, I would like to congratulate David on earning the title of 2018 MIMS/Guild Intern of the Year.”

As the 2018 MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year Award winner, Mr Paulmert will receive a travel and educational scholarship to the value of $4,500 courtesy of MIMS Australia.

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