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Seema Khiani wins NSW/ACT Intern Pharmacist of the Year

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March 6, 2017

High-achieving intern pharmacist Seema Khiani has been announced the winner of the PSA MIMS NSW/ACT Intern Pharmacist of the Year Award by the peak national body for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).

Intern Pharmacist of the Year

(L-R): PSA ACT Branch Director Caroline Khalil, Seema Khiani, Dinah Graham from MIMS Australia, Seema’s Preceptor Samantha Kourtis and PSA NSW Branch Director Simone Diamandis

This is the first year PSA has offered the prestigious Award jointly between NSW and the ACT. Presented on Saturday, March 4, the Award recognises intern pharmacists who demonstrate outstanding performance in their development as professional pharmacists, acting as role models amongst Early Career Pharmacists.

Ms Khiani – from Capital Chemist in Charnwood in Canberra – championed and led a number of professional service initiatives during her intern year at the pharmacy and was responsible for driving the success of a smoking cessation pilot program.

PSA ACT Branch Director Caroline Khalil congratulated Ms Khiani on her achievements and dedication to the profession.

She said Ms Khiani displayed exceptional leadership and initiative in health promotion activities that involved partnering with a number of organisations including the Cancer Council of ACT, Heart Foundation and Lung Foundation.

“Ms Khiani has demonstrated a patient-centric approach to driving the best possible patient outcomes while adding to the viability of the community pharmacy and contributing to professional satisfaction,” Ms Khalil said.

PSA NSW Branch Director Simone Diamandis also congratulated Ms Khiani on her Award.

As part of her Award, Ms Khiani will now attend PSA’s flagship conference PSA17 in Sydney from July 28–30. At PSA17, she will compete with other State and Territory winners for the coveted PSA MIMS National Intern Pharmacist of the Year Award.

MIMS Australia is the leading sponsor of the Award and contributes the major prize of $2000 to each State/Territory winner to be used to help advance their pharmacy career.

MIMS Australia has been publishing medicines information since 1963 and is the leading supplier of trusted, quality, independent medicine information to Australian healthcare professionals, known for its high level of editorial integrity and independence.


Media contact: Brad Watts
Executive Director, Communications
0487 922 176

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