PSOTY Wildcard winner announced


Alyssa Murray from Queensland has been chosen as the Pharmacy Student of the Year Wildcard entry

Alyssa Murray from Queensland has won the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) Wildcard for the 2019 PSA Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) Award.

PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman announced the award at the NAPSA Congress Gala Ball in Adelaide on Sunday night, and congratulated Ms Murray on her exceptional achievement.

“Ms Murray and all of the finalists demonstrated exceptional counselling skills and impressive pharmacy knowledge,” Dr Freeman said.

“It was great to see so much talent on display at the competition today.

“Seeing these rising stars in action fills me with confidence about the future of the profession.”

Alyssa Murray and Mylan Key Accounts Manager Nick Roberts
Wildcard winner Alyssa Murray and Mylan Key Accounts Manager Nick Roberts

Ms Murray is completing a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Queensland and is a member of the Queensland Pharmacy Students Association (QPSA).

The judges said they were impressed by the strong field of finalists:

  • Noor Shoaib, La Trobe University (VIC)
  • Vivien Banks, University of Queensland (QLD)
  • Jacqui Leggett, Queensland University of Technology (QLD)
  • Stephanie Samios, University of Queensland (QLD)
  • Sean Richardson, University of South Australia (SA)

The award is proudly sponsored by Mylan.

Ms Murray will now travel to PSA’s national conference PSA19 from 26 to 28 July 2019 in Sydney to compete in the prestigious national final for the PSOTY Award.

“PSA thanks Mylan for their fantastic support of this award,” Dr Freeman said.

The Queensland Pharmacy Students Association also won the Vampire Cup Youngblood Award for being the student branch that donated the most blood during NAPSA’s annual blood drive.

QPSA president Jess Hawula was presented with the award at the NAPSA Congress Gala Ball.

QPSA president Jess Hawula. Image credit: QPSA/Twitter.
QPSA president Jess Hawula. Image credit: QPSA/Twitter.

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