Monash University Pharmacy School students receive industry recognition

Two talented Monash University Pharmacy School students have won prestigious awards by showcasing their practical skills at the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation conference in the Netherlands.

Students Elizabeth Louise Telford and Lee Ross competed with others from around the world this month, and their practical skills shone winning three awards between them.

The talented pair won the top awards in the Patient Counselling Event, which gives students the opportunity to demonstrate the importance of pharmacy counselling skills.

Having completed a degree at Monash University last year, Lee is currently undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (Internship) while interning at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Ross won the Clinical Skills Event Advanced Individual Competition award where contestants must identify and resolve any drug-related problems or answer seven clinical knowledge testing questions within seven minutes.

“I was pretty pleased and surprised that I won. You always learn something form these competitions, the coordinator of the events likes to challenge people and there’s the most up-to-date practice included in the test so it’s interesting,” the Monash University Pharmacy School student said.

As a recipient of Monash University’s Mathew Peck Travelling Scholarship, Lee travelled to Fiji early this year to help improve patient care in low-resourced communities.

Telford took out the clinical skills competition where students must use their clinical knowledge to solve and to improve their patient’s drug therapy.

The International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF) represents approximately 270,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates from around 70 different countries worldwide.


Monash University’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monash University Pharmacy School engages in world-class research and has a long history as a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The faculty’s curriculum is purpose designed for the study of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science and taught by discipline experts.

Home to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Medication Use and Safety, the faculty is internationally recognized for its contribution to research in the pharmaceutical science and pharmacy practice fields.


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