Based in far-north west Queensland, the CRRH Intern Program aims to prepare intern pharmacists for a successful career in the rural and remote workforce. The program provides interns with a multi-disciplinary approach that supplements the mandatory prescribed training program that all pharmacy interns undertake.
These sessions are designed to promote open discussion and practical information sharing with the aim to better prepare pharmacists to work in a rural multidisciplinary team.
An additional benefit of this program is that allied health practitioners are upskilled on medications and the pharmacist role in a multidisciplinary team.
Interns who have completed the Intern Program through the CRRH possess:
All five pharmacists who completed the program have been retained as practicing pharmacists in an area equally as, or more remote than Mount Isa.
The CRRH Intern Program highlights the importance of multidisciplinary teaching and learning models. The Intern Pharmacist year is an ideal time for pharmacists to create networks and enhance their knowledge of multidisciplinary teams. The Intern Program better equips pharmacists to work in outback multidisciplinary healthcare teams as a rural generalist pharmacist.