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PSA23: QUT student takes out Pharmacy Student of the Year honours

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) < 1 mins read

29 July 2023

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) proudly congratulates Samantha Montgomery from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for taking out the 2023 PSA Viatris Pharmacy Student of the Year (PSOTY) award.

The annual PSOTY awards recognise and celebrate outstanding pharmacy students by showcasing their counselling skills to the pharmacy profession and is a highlight of PSA’s annual flagship conference.

Congratulations also to Ingrid Stroud from the University of Canberra, who took out the People’s Choice award.

PSA National President Dr Fei Sim FPS congratulated Samantha on her achievement and commended the talent of all finalists.

“Congratulations to Samantha Montgomery for successfully taking out the Pharmacy Student of the Year award,” Dr Sim said.

“This competition provides students the opportunity to demonstrate important skills such as gaining patient insights and patient understanding, active listening and skills that support positive patient outcomes.

“PSA is committed to making pharmacy an attractive career path and celebrating success regardless of where you are in your career.

“Each of the students who participated in the PSOTY competition has demonstrated impressive professionalism, skill, and dedication. On behalf of PSA, I wish them the best in what I’m sure will be successful careers as pharmacists.”


Media contact:   Georgia Clarke   M: 0480 099 798      E:

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is the only national peak body that represents all of Australia’s 36,000 pharmacists across all practice settings. We want every Australian to have access to the best healthcare, and this must include optimising access to pharmacists’ knowledge and medicines expertise at the forefront of our healthcare system.

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