Who are Australia’s most inspiring early career pharmacists? AJP is determined to find pharmacy’s 10 rising stars and we want our readers to help
Pharmacy, it can be fairly said, is somewhat awash with cynicism and negativity in 2017, with many bemoaning declining dispensary incomes and increasing rent (if in community pharmacy), workloads and red tape (across all areas of the profession).
Despite this, there are many pharmacists who are deciding to confront the times head-on, and take the profession in new and exciting directions.
Unsurprisingly many of these trendsetters are younger pharmacists seeking to apply their education in a holistic way to improve healthcare outcomes AND provide new sources of income and professional satisfaction.
So how does one define an early career pharmacist? According to the PSA when it advertised for Early Career Pharmacist directors in 2016, an ECP must have: “no more than 10 years of pharmacy practice experience post registration”.
So we want you to consider pharmacists, regardless of age, who fit this definition. And if you think they are innovators, keen to try new ideas, techniques, approaches and skills and apply them to pharmacy practice, we want you to nominate them, and briefly (in 50 words or less) tell us why.
Later in the year we will publish our list of the 10 Rising Stars of Pharmacy, and hope it will inspire others to follow their lead.
Click to nominate as many candidates as you wish!