Tassie team tops student comp
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.