Tassie team tops stu­dent comp

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

THE team of stu­dents be­hind Tas­ma­nia’s fic­ti­tous “Isle Phar­macy” has taken out the 2017 Phar­macy Guild of Aus­tralia Na­tional Stu­dent Busi­ness Plan com­pe­ti­tion.

Ali­son Hay, Caitlin O’Keefe, Made­line Spencer and Monique Scott, pic­tured above with Guild Tas­ma­nian branch pres­i­dent John Dowl­ing, took out the prize af­ter pre­sent­ing at last week­end’s 2017 Phar­macy Con­nect con­fer­ence at the Hil­ton, Syd­ney.

They were up against a team from La Trobe Univer­sity and a joint en­try from James Cook Univer­sity, the Univer­sity of Queens­land and the Univer­sity of South Aus­tralia.

“Isle Phar­macy” fo­cuses on the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a pro­gram to as­sist the vis­ually im­paired through med­i­ca­tion man­age­ment, fa­cil­i­tat­ing pa­tient in­de­pen­dence.

Ma­jor spon­sors of the com­pe­ti­tion in­cluded Sanofi Con­sumer Health­care along with EBOS, Gold Cross and PDL.

The spon­sor­ship pro­vides $15,000 in cash prizes for the fi­nal­ists as well as the op­por­tu­nity for the stu­dents to at­tend Phar­macy Con­nect.

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