Wint Ye Phu named Intern Pharmacist of the Year

Friday 25 September 2020


Talented intern pharmacist Wint Ye Phu has won the 2020 PSA MIMS Intern Pharmacist of the Year Award.


Announced online as part of World Pharmacists Day, the award recognises intern pharmacists who demonstrate outstanding performance in their development as professional pharmacists.


Ms Phu is completing her internship at Market City Pharmacy in Canning Vale, Western Australia and has been fundamental in helping to develop the Facebook group “The Mindful Pharmacist” assisting other pharmacists, interns, students and health care staff learn a different drug of the day for 100 days.


“Winning this award is one of the best things that has happened to me in 2020, amidst the global pandemic and starting my journey into pharmacy,” she said.


“I feel absolutely honoured and grateful to be chosen as the Intern Pharmacist of the year and I would like to thanks PSA for awarding me this great honour.


“Receiving this award makes me feel as if I have been recognised for doing what I love and it means a lot especially in the early stages of my career.


“I would also like to thank the pharmacists and my colleagues who have contributed greatly towards supporting and guiding me in my journey to becoming a pharmacist and despite all the challenges that the pandemic has brought upon us in 2020, they are the ones who made every bit of my intern year enjoyable and exciting.”


PSA National President Associate Professor Chris Freeman congratulated Ms Phu on her achievements and dedication to the profession.


“Throughout her internship, Ms Phu has shown incredible development as a pharmacist as well as great initiative and a willingness to assist her colleagues to deliver positive patient outcomes,” he said.


“With pharmacists like Ms Phu coming through the ranks, the profession is in terrific hands going forward and I congratulate her on receiving this much deserved award.”


MIMS Australia is the leading sponsor of the award and contributed the major prize of $5,000 for the winner to put towards educational training.


Robert Best, CEO of MIMS Australia and New Zealand said for over 55 years, MIMS has been and continues to be, committed to supporting young healthcare professionals from all parts of the healthcare ecosystem.


“It is with immense pleasure that we support community and hospital pharmacists and the interns within them by providing world class medications information that support excellence in patient care and medication management, he said.


“Being able to reward excellence in young innovative people and recognise their outstanding contributions, especially during a difficult year whereby COVID-19 has created learning and communication challenges, an intern such as Ms Phu demonstrates that the future of pharmacy is in great hands.”


For further information and the winners video visit: https://www.psa.org.au/about/awards/intern-pharmacist-of-the-year/


Media contact: PSA Media 0487 922 176