Sep 20 ,2013
One of the highlights of PAC is the annual Pharmacy Student of the Year competition finals, an event which sees the best student pharmacists from each state and territory vie for the national title.
This year the finals will be held on Friday with the winners – the judges’ choice and the people’s choice – announced during the Gala Dinner on Saturday night.
National President of PSA, Grant Kardachi, said that the Pharmacy Student of the Year Awards, which were initially launched at PAC in 2004, were a highlight of the Congress.
“The Pharmacy Student of the Year award showcases the skills and abilities of some of our outstanding pharmacy students to the pharmacy profession while also giving students a chance to apply that knowledge in a practical sense and be on judged on it,” Mr Kardachi said.
“The Pharmacy Student of the Year award event is a great learning experience for the participants, the profession and the audience as well.”
This year’s finalists are:
Connie Arronis, from the University of Sydney who is the NAPSA wildcard
Callan Beesley of the University of New England
Narelle Smith form the University of South Australia
Tessa Lane from the University of Canberra
Rachael Starkey from Queensland University of Technology
Sean Pulham from Curtin University
Rebecca Boschert from La Trobe University
Dana McLennan from the University of Tasmania
This year’s competition is being jointly sponsored by Alphapharm and API.