Congratulations to First PSA-Accredited Pharmacist

15 February 2023


The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is proud to announce the first PSA-Accredited Pharmacist has completed their training with PSA. Congratulations to Thao Phan MPS-AACPA on completing their accreditation, and for being the first to do so with PSA!


Ms Phan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Monash University in 2020, and practices as a community pharmacist in Cairns, Queensland.


“When PSA announced that they were offering the credentialing program, I made a decision immediately. I would complete my accreditation with PSA, knowing they will accompany and support me in every step of the process,” Ms Phan said.


“I have been a PSA member since I started my pharmacy course. PSA has provided me with great support throughout my internship and the first year of my career as a pharmacist.


“I found the MMR stage 1 online course extremely helpful. It provided me with a detailed description of the steps involved and the skills needed to undertake Medication Management Reviews. The knowledge I learnt from these resources made it much easier for me to pass the assessments of the accreditation process.


“The Accreditation Team at PSA always provide timely and helpful responses to all my inquiries. I would highly recommend PSA accreditation training to other pharmacists.


“I’m very excited to conduct my first review and help promote MMRs to more doctors and patients in the community.”


PSA National President Dr Fei Sim FPS congratulated Thao on being the first PSA Accredited Pharmacist, and said she was proud to get such positive feedback on the program.


“Congratulations to Thao Phan MPS-AACPA on being the first PSA-accredited pharmacist,” Dr Sim said.


“We are so excited to see the PSA Accreditation Credentialing Program growing as the new Home of Accredited Pharmacists.


“We are incredibly proud to offer a complete package of high-quality education, training and ongoing career support for accredited pharmacists and those looking to pursue accreditation.


“PSA’s Accreditation Credentialing Program is giving pharmacists the knowledge, communication skills, and counselling to provide high quality, complex medication review services through collaborative care models with other health care providers.


“Accreditation provides opportunity for career pathways and progression, a key pillar of PSA’s ongoing advocacy for roles, remuneration and recognition of pharmacists,” Dr Sim concluded.


Media contact:   Georgia Clarke   M: 0480 099 798  E: georgia.clarke@psa.org.au