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Jessica Bailey wins 2017 Pharmacy Student of the Year Award

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July 29, 2017

Victorian pharmacist Jessica Bailey won the 2017 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) Award at the PSA17 gala dinner in Sydney tonight.

2017 PSOTY winners

(L-R): Jessica Bailey and Jessica Joseph

PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson congratulated Jessica on her exceptional achievement.

He also praised the achievements of Jessica Joseph from New South Wales, who won the PSOTY People’s Choice Award for 2017.

“The PSOTY Award recognises pharmacy students’ clinical knowledge, commitment to the profession and communication skills,” Dr Jackson said.

“Presented with a challenging counselling session, the students in this year’s competition demonstrated exceptional communication skills and clinical knowledge.

“I am delighted to see the talent of these young pharmacists who are set to become future leaders of the profession.”

Dr Jackson said the judges were impressed by the strong field of impressive candidates: “They engaged with their patient in a professional and supportive manner that in a real-word situation would lead to positive health outcomes.”

The eight State, Territory and wildcard finalists for 2017 were:

  • Jessica Goyne, University of Canberra (ACT)
  • Jessica Thomson, University of South Australia (SA/NT)
  • Diana Maza, University of Tasmania (Tasmania)
  • Jessica Bailey, Monash University (Victoria)
  • James Buckley, James Cook University (Queensland)
  • Ella Scacchia, University of Western Australia (WA)
  • Jessica Joseph, University of Technology Sydney (NSW)
  • NAPSA Wildcard – Tessa Drew, Curtin University (WA)

This year’s competition was jointly sponsored by API and Mylan.

API Head of Strategic Development Andrew Rewell said: “API congratulates Jessica on winning PSOTY 2017. Jessica’s exceptional clinical and communication skills will ensure her a great future within the profession of pharmacy.”

Mylan Head of Strategic Business Gary McCaw said: “Mylan would like to congratulate Jessica on her outstanding achievement, along with the other finalists, who displayed impressive dedication and professional knowledge.”

“PSA thanks both our key partners API and Mylan for their outstanding support,” Dr Jackson said.


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Andrew Daniels
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0487 922 175

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