Congratulations Zoe: an RBWH success story!

Tuesday 17 August 2021

Only a parent could be prouder!

When Zoe Robinson was born 11 weeks premature in the early nineties at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), the statistics were grim.

One in three babies didn’t survive.

This month Zoe is celebrating being named Australian Pharmacy Student of the Year following strong competition at the online PSA21 Virtual. Guess where she works? You got it! RBWH!

The Award recognises and celebrates outstanding pharmacy students by showcasing their counselling skills to the pharmacy profession and is a highlight of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s annual flagship conference.

Students are presented with a real-life clinical situation and judged on their ability to use their clinical knowledge and emotional intelligence to identify the most appropriate course of treatment and tailor their counselling skills to provide the most appropriate advice.

This year’s finalists showed their skills in a scenario with a patient who was after some medicine to keep on hand for his next headache.

As winner of the national award, Ms Robinson has received a travel prize for pharmacy-specific education to the value of $5,000.

(L-R) Dr Pieter Koorts, RBWH Director of Neonatology; A/Prof Karin Lust, RBWH Director of Women’s and Newborn Service; and Zoe Robinson, RBWH Pharmacy Student

Zoe Robinson: born 10 weeks, 6 days premature at RBWH