The PSA MIMS Australia ACT Intern of the Year 2014 has been awarded to Brendon Wheatley, a community pharmacist at Dickson Capital Chemist.
The prestigious award celebrates the achievements of exceptional interns in developing skills for their professional career, who have been recognised as striving to raise standards to provide a future model for the practice of pharmacy, even before being fully registered.
Wheatley conducted his intern year at Dickson Capital Chemist with his preceptor, Thomas Ferguson, acknowledging the value that he added to not only the team, but to the community and medical professionals across Canberra.
He said Wheatley’s commitment to patient care and the safe use of medicines was apparent through everyday practices and through showing leadership in the pharmacy.
Ferguson noted Wheatley’s positive contribution to the delivery of services within the workplace through working and communicating effectively in a team environment to improve the overall health of patients.
“Brendon contributed and established the IMPROMY diet program within the pharmacy, helping to improve the overall health of the program participants as well as training other staff in the use of the products involved,” Ferguson says.
“Brendon has demonstrated excellent communication skills throughout his intern year with both the local healthcare professionals and peers.”
MIMS sponsors the award and contributes the major prize of $2,000 to each State winner to be used to advance their pharmacy career.
At PSA15, the MIMS PSA Intern of the Year will be awarded to the State winner deemed to have created the most significant innovation during the year.