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$88,000 prize money for Sydney pharmacy students


6 April 2009

All of the prize winners from the Faculty of Pharmacy in the University's Great Hall
All of the prize winners from the Faculty of Pharmacy in the University's Great Hall

Pharmaceutical companies and professional pharmacy organisations have joined the University of Sydney in awarding over $88,000 to the Faculty of Pharmacy's highest achieving students during a special Awards Ceremony. Representatives from the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, Amgen Australia, Blackmores, and Guild Insurance awarded prizes to high-performing students in the Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, and Master of Herbal Medicines. The Faculty gratefully acknowledges the continued support from and collaboration with these key industry sponsors.

The University of Sydney's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Derrick Armstrong, highlighted the Faculty's innovative business skills course and the student pharmacy association SUPA's career enhancement initiatives as examples of how the Faculty enhances the experience of pharmacy students at Sydney. "Initiatives like these set the Faculty apart from its competitors and put it at the forefront of excellence in education whilst providing a valuable student experience for pharmacy students. To have students winning awards from prestigious national organisations is testament to the quality of their education at the Faculty, their own hard work and the support of Faculty staff in turning these students into competent young professionals".

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia prize winners from the Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy courses; Romeo Torres, Jenny Zhang, Mona Albdelnour, Lisa Sommerfield, Mely, and Suzanne Olding (gold medallist)
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia prize winners from the Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy courses; Romeo Torres, Jenny Zhang, Mona Albdelnour, Lisa Sommerfield, Mely, and Suzanne Olding (gold medallist)

Gold medallist Suzanne Olding with PSA NSW CEO Steven Drew
Gold medallist Suzanne Olding with PSA NSW CEO Steven Drew


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