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Angus Koerstz is MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year
Angus Koerstz from Dubbo, NSW, was announced as the 2020 MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year at APP2021.
Angus completed his year of internship at Cooleman Court Pharmacy in ACT and now works at Tim Koerstz Pharmacy in Dubbo.
He receives a scholarship and travel grant worth $ 4,500, courtesy of MIMS Australia.
The national award helps the next generation of pharmacists and owners build a solid foundation for their professional careers.
National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia Assistant Professor Trent Twomey said the award recognizes dedicated and innovative trainee pharmacists and their work in the community.
“As always, it is heartwarming to see a close competition for this award, and that is the measure of the top finalists and nominees,” said WO Prof Twomey.
“Angus should be very proud of his accomplishments, and we congratulate him on receiving the 2020 Intern of the Year award.
“His work of bringing the Men’s Health Initiative to Dubbo and setting up a satellite clinic is inspiring and has dedicated himself to making monthly trips to Dubbo to continue the important work of the ‘initiative.
Angus said, “I am extremely grateful and honored to have been recognized as the MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year for 2020.
While 2020 has been a particularly difficult year for all of us, to be recognized in this way is very humbling.
“I had the chance to work with the innovative team at Cooleman Court Pharmacy and Mens Health Downunder during my internship year. This experience only exacerbated my passion for community pharmacy and improving men’s health.
“This award will give me incredible opportunities to advance my career through knowledge and education, and to continue to improve the services and support I can provide to men in regional communities,” said Angus.
Cooleman Court Pharmacy congratulated his former intern on Instagram.
“Well done Angus!” they wrote. “[Your win] is a tremendous effort and great recognition for a year of dedication, education and promotion of the practice of pharmacy.
The pharmacy also congratulated its other trainee pharmacist Lauren for being one of the three finalists.
Robert Best, CEO and Executive Director of MIMS Australia and New Zealand, congratulated Angus and said MIMS Australia was happy to continue to sponsor an award that supports the future of pharmacy.
“For over 55 years, MIMS has been and continues to be committed to supporting young healthcare professionals across Australia from all parts of the healthcare ecosystem,” said Mr Best .
“It is therefore with immense pleasure that we continue to help community and hospital pharmacists, as well as interns within them, through our continued support of the MIMS / Guild Intern of the Year Award, in addition to our world-class information. on point-of-care medications. After all, interns are the future of pharmacy!
“We recognize that pharmacists play a crucial role in supporting patient care and medication management, and the MIMS team would like to congratulate Angus on his accomplishments during his internship year – with his focus on men’s health, specializing in post-prostatectomy rehabilitation for patients. who suffered from prostate cancer, and setting up a satellite men’s health clinic in his hometown of Dubbo, NSW.
Angus also supports the Bins4Blokes campaign, an initiative of the Continence Foundation of Australia, and has established a clinic at Dubbo Private Hospital since completing his internship.