Renewed partnership to enhance support for pharmacy students
24 August 2023
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) have reaffirmed their longstanding partnership to enhance support for pharmacy students at 18 universities across Australia.
The renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ensures that students are supported throughout their studies and professional development.
PSA National President Dr Fei Sim FPS recognises the importance of supporting pharmacy students as the future of the profession.
“PSA has a long and proud history of supporting pharmacy students, who make up a vital part of our profession and PSA’s membership,” Dr Sim said.
“Our role is to ensure that our profession has a vibrant and strong future, and that our members have rewarding and exciting career pathways.
“Through our partnership with NAPSA, we are giving pharmacy students around Australia the opportunity to engage with the broader profession, having their voices heard on the issues that affect them and their futures.
“As the peak body representing pharmacists in all practice settings, we are supporting future pharmacists to help shape their profession.
“We are proud to continue to support the vital role of NAPSA and pharmacy students,” Dr Sim concluded.
NAPSA President Bano Serhan said the renewed agreement “will continue to provide students with the best opportunities to engage in a professional environment alongside their education.
“NAPSA’s members are best served by our close relationships with industry organisations, and with the keen interest of the new Board in policy and advocacy, I am looking forward to the year ahead working closely with the PSA.
“Pharmacy students know they have NAPSA and PSA in their corner, and this renewed agreement will continue that tradition.
“Supporting future pharmacists will cement our industry as the leading primary healthcare service in Australia.”
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