Kerry Watts has been named as the PSA MIMS NSW Intern of the Year Award winner.
The Intern of the Year Award acknowledges the achievements of exceptional pharmacist interns in developing skills for their professional career. Interns are recognised for striving to raise standards to provide a future model for the practice of pharmacy, before being fully-registered.
MIMS Australia is the leading sponsor of the Award and contributes the major prize of $2000 to each State/Territory winner to be used to help advance their pharmacy career.
Watts has been rewarded for her outstanding work as an intern pharmacist at the Wollongong Hospital’s Pharmacy Department. She has been recognised for her contribution to the quality provision of pharmaceutical services and her involvement in education of patients and staff.
PSA National Board Early Career Pharmacist Working Group Chair Rachel Dienaar applauded Watts’ achievements, saying they demonstrate an outstanding commitment to pharmacy.
“This important Award recognises an exceptionally high-achieving intern and proudly highlights their success. It clearly shows the high standard of interns we have in Australia,” Dienaar says.
The PSA MIMS Intern of the Year Award, who will be chosen from the State/Territory finalists, will be announced at PSA16 conference in Sydney from July 29-31. The Award will go to the finalist deemed to have created the most significant innovation during the year.