3 Jun, 2014
Sydney University pharmacy student George Addatini has been named the NSW Pharmacy Student of the Year and will now go on to compete against winners form all States and Territories vying for the national title.
Mr Addatini was presented the award at a reception held during the Clinical and Practice Expo (CPExpo) in Sydney.
PSA NSW president John Bronger said the competition this year had again been of an exceptionally high standard.
“Each and every finalist is a credit to the profession and clearly the future of pharmacy is in fine hands,” Mr Bronger said.
“It is wonderful to see just how skilled and dedicated these young pharmacists of the future are. They have communications skills that are very advanced and they engage with the consumer and ask all the right questions to ensure the advice they give is appropriate and targeted.”
Mr Bronger said there was a personal note of satisfaction in this year’s winner in the fact that Mr Addatini was one of his employees.
“George has worked for me and my wife, Lyn, for a number of years,” he said.
“George joined us as a first-year first year student and has proved to be a very competent and enthusiastic member of our team. He has the characteristics, commitment and enthusiasm needed to make a very good pharmacist.”
Mr Addatini said he was honoured by his win.
“This is a huge recognition for me, especially given the calibre of the other contestants,” he said.
“I owe a great debt of thanks to John and Lyn Bronger for being able to work in a pharmacy that has a professional services and customer focus. This has helped me develop professionally and given me a focus for my future career.”
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