PHARMACY student, Kahlinda Mahoney, of Monash University, has been awarded the title of 2012 Victorian Pharmacy Student of the Year. Winning by the closest margin in the history of the competition, Kahlinda will now go on to represent Victorian students in the competition for the national Pharmacy Student of the Year title being held at PAC 12 in October. Speaking in the wake of the decision, judging panel representative Michael Scavone commended the exceptional communication and clinical skills demonstrated by the Victorian runners up: Melissa Austin and Hannah Soon from La Trobe, and Vanessa Kleijn from Monash. Mahoney is pictured below celebrating her recent win.
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has formally urged the Queensland government to establish a Pharmacy Council, with the move said to bring the state into line with all other Australian jurisdictions as well as “play an important role in bridging health gaps where pharmacies’ competencies could assist a health system under pressure”.