High achiever recognised

NAPSA Immediate Past President Ethan Kreutzer receives Pharmacy Gold Medal and Neil Naismith Award

Ethan Kreutzer has been recognised with Monash University’s Pharmacy Gold Medal after achieving the highest score across all units of his pharmacy degree.

Mr Kreutzer, the immediate past President of NAPSA, is a Master of Pharmacy student at the university.

He is currently undertaking his pharmacy internship at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

Mr Kretuzer was involved in the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, where pharmacy interns were instrumental in the initial phases of the program through vaccine preparation.

He also had the opportunity to give a presentation on “COVID-19 Vaccines: A Pharmacist’s Guide” to the hospital pharmacy department earlier this year.

The Pharmacy Gold Medal winner also receives the Neil Naismith Award.

“It’s an honour to receive this award, but I would like to take the opportunity to recognise that it is a culmination of effort,” said Mr Kreutzer.

“Thank you to my family, teachers and friends, who all supported me toward this achievement. I hope to honour their support through the next phase of my career.”

Paul Naismith, CEO of Fred IT Group, said, “My father was a great believer in the fresh endeavour and innovation young pharmacists bring to the daily challenges of hospital pharmacy.

“Ethan’s work in the critical COVID-19 rollout and the subsequent education of others exemplifies all that is good in pharmacy education and I congratulate him on receiving this award.”

The awards were sponsored by the PSA’s Victorian Branch and Therapeutic Guidelines Limited.

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