Guild ITP Student Essay Competition

The Guild Intern Training Program (Guild ITP) National Student Essay Competition is an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia designed to encourage students to communicate their vision for community pharmacy and the role of the pharmacist in the future.

Final year pharmacy students are encouraged to submit an essay with a maximum of 1,500 words on the topic outlined below:

The Pharmacy Guild is focused on supporting pharmacies integrate operational efficiencies needed to facilitate increases in pharmacist led counselling through Over the counter (OTC) medicine sales in a way that supports Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) principles enhancing patient health outcomes.

Discuss three possible initiatives, commercial or operational, that would support the appropriate promotion and delivery of pharmacist led counselling of non-prescription medicines including, but not limited to, S2/S3 products. As a minimum you must outline the possible initiatives; how each initiative would provide growth and/or business security to community pharmacy and how they would enhance patient health outcomes.

Entries for the 2016 essay competition close at 5.00pm on Friday 29 July 2016.

General Information:
Guild ITP National Essay Competition 2016 - Guidelines

Submission Form:

Guild ITP Essay Competition Submission 2016 Submission Form

Finalists Essays 2015

Winning Essay: 
University of Queensland – Rebecka Odlander 

Runner Up Essay: 
University of New England – Melanie Noakes 


Further Information

Business Support Team

Phone:  02 6270 1888
Fax:       02 6270 1800
Email:   bus.support@guild.org.au

2015 Winner of the Essay Competition at the Pharmacy Business Network, Melbourne.

George Tambassis (National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia) and Rebecka Odlander(University of Queensland)

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