Pharmacy interns sought for Intern of the Year

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The Pharmacy Guild Academy is again looking to reward outstanding pharmacy interns.

Entries are now open for the Guild Intern of the Year 2015 award, which provides recognition to interns registered with the Guild Intern Training Program who best demonstrate excellence in delivering patient-centred care and improving community health.

The Guild Intern of the Year judging panel will be looking for the Guild ITP intern who best demonstrates excellence in the following categories:

  • Patient-centred practice.
  • Improving the health of communities.
  • Innovative pharmacy practice.
  • Integrity, honesty and professionalism.
  • Teamwork, communication and reliability.

Luke Vrankovich, the inaugural winner of Guild Intern of the Year (2014) won the award due to his dedication to the Coffs Harbour community.

His passion for the profession allowed him to develop a strong network, and become a highly requested staff member at the pharmacy. Vrankovich’s popularity grew out of his passion for primary and preventative health care and by showing enthusiasm in his day-to-day work, says the Guild.

Vrankovich has contributed to the Coffs Harbour community by delivering educational presentations to nursing home staff, attending industry networking events, conducting health checks at various events, and providing information about pharmacy to high school students at the Coffs Coast Career Expo.

“With the success of last year’s competition, I’m looking forward to seeing how this year’s award will discover the future leaders of this industry,” says one of this year’s judges and Victoria Branch President of the Pharmacy Guild, Anthony Tassone.

“Looking at last year’s entries there are many great examples of dedication and passion. I encourage all pharmacy staff to nominate their outstanding interns.”

Nominations for the Guild Intern of the Year award close on Friday 15 January 2016 with the announcement of finalists in February 2016. Candidates for the Guild Intern of the Year 2015 may be nominated by an ITP tutor, intern’s employer, an intern’s supervising preceptor or a pharmacist colleague.

The winner will receive a $4,000 educational scholarship for travel and education to further their pharmacy career in Australia and overseas.

The winner will be announced at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (APP2016) on the Gold Coast, 17-20 March 2016.

For more information and to nominate visit

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