Caitlin Duff, now a community pharmacist in Burnie, has been announced as the PSA MIMS Australia Tasmanian Intern of the Year for 2014.
The award, announced in in Ulverstone, celebrates the achievements of exceptional interns in developing skills for their professional career and who have been recognised as striving to raise standards to provide a future model for the practice of pharmacy, even before being fully registered.
Duff completed her intern year at the Launceston General Hospital. Her preceptor, Jay Fitch, says she was an excellent intern whose strong communication skills built trusting relationships with both her patients and other health professionals.
He says that she positively contributed to the team environment and initiated improvements in both patient care and pharmacy work flow for the betterment of her fellow pharmacists and patients alike.
Fitch also says that Duff was able to talk to patients about complex issues thus enabling improvements in personal health care.
Duff received a MIMS $2000 grant to attend PSA15 where the national winner will be chosen. The PSA has congratulated her on the achievement and wish her all the best in the finals.
At PSA15, the PSA MIMS Intern of the Year Award recipient will be announced, with the winner being chosen from the State finalists.
The award will go to the State winner deemed to have created the most significant innovation during the year.