In recognition of 75 years of promoting health, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians would like to recognise outstanding Fellows in Australia and New Zealand. The College has commissioned a unique glass artwork for each region to be presented to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to the field of health.
The John Sands College Medal is presented to a Fellow in recognition of a significant contribution to the welfare of the College. Details and nomination forms are now available.
This medal was established in 1997 to recognise those Fellows who have provided outstanding clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand.
The RACP Mentor of the Year Award is presented to a Fellow who has made an outstanding contribution to mentoring or provided a high level of support and guidance throughout training.
The Trainee of the Year Award is presented to a trainee who has made an outstanding contribution to College, community and trainee activities.
Named in honour of Dr Eric Susman, this prize is a prestigious award offered by the College for best contribution to the knowledge of internal medicine. The prize is $5,000 plus airfare and accommodation in order to attend the presentation of the Eric Susman Medal at Congress the following year.
The RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence are competitive events held annually at Congress to identify and acknowledge the best trainee research presentations in the fields of adult medicine and paediatric medicine.
The RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize is offered to medical students, junior medical officers and physician trainees who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori descent.
Bryan Hudson Medal
Best overall performance in the RACP Written and Clinical Examinations in Adult Medicine.
Best Poster Prize in Adult Medicine (Fellow)
This prize is awarded to an Australian or New Zealand Fellow orfor excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit for a poster presentation at the RACP Future Directions in Health Congress.
Best Poster Prize in Adult Medicine (Trainee)
This prize is awarded to an Australian or New Zealand trainee for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit for a poster presentation at the RACP Future Directions in Health Congress.
The Howard Williams Medal acknowledges a person who has made an outstanding contribution to Paediatrics and Child Health in Australia or New Zealand. Click on the link above for further details and to access the Nomination Form.
Rue Wright Memorial Award
Presented for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit, relevant to Community Child Health and oral presentation at the Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Scientific Meeting or Congress. Further information can be obtained by clicking the above link..
Best Poster Prize in Paediatrics & Child Health
This prize is awarded to an Australian or New Zealand Fellow or trainee for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit for a verbal or poster presentation at the Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Meeting. Further information can be obtained by clicking the above link.
Examination Medal in P&CHD
This medal is award for the best performance in the combined Paediatric FRACP Written and Clinical Examinations. Further information can be obtained by clicking the above link.
These awards formally recognise the outstanding contributions made by Fellows and trainees to The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) and offered in each of the following categories annually:
Education, Training and Assessment - Fellows who have contributed significantly to the Faculty's Education, Training and Assessment programs.
Policy and Advocacy - Fellows or trainees who have contributed to the Faculty's Policy and Advocacy.
Trainee Commitment Award - Trainees who have shown an outstanding commitment to the Faculty's Education and Training Program.
Dean Southgate Award
This is awarded to the graduating Fellow with the highest aggregate mark for the Written and Practical examinations.
The Ramazzini Prize is presented annually to the trainee who presents the best scientific paper at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). It is a requirement that a trainee must present a paper for the Ramazzini prize at the ASM at least once during their training period to attain Fellowship. This enables trainees to demonstrate their research methods and communication competencies.
AFOEM Essay Prize
This is awarded for the best essay written additional to curriculum requirements, or the best research project or assignment required, either obligatory or optionally, in the assessment of courses in occupational or environmental health by a medical student. Further details about how to apply will be available late July.
President's Award for Outstanding Contribution
The purpose of the President's Award is to formally recognise the extraordinary contributions made by Fellows and Trainees to the Faculty. All Fellows and Advanced Trainees in Australia and New Zealand are invited to nominate a Fellow or Trainee and detail the contribution they have made to the Faculty in any of the following areas:
• Education, Training and Assessment
• Policy and Advocacy
• Trainee Commitment Award
Sue Morey Medal
Trainee who has shown outstanding achievement throughout the course of the AFPHM Advanced Training Program including in the Final Oral Examination
The Scholarship aims to increase the proportion of medical students who are able to identify:
a) public health medicine as a medical specialty or potential career, and
b) the AFPHM as the learned college for public health medicine training, by providing opportunities for intellectual and social discourse between medical students and AFPHM Fellows and trainees.
Regional Committees in the Australian States and Territories, and in New Zealand, each year select a trainee of the Faculty to make a presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) that year. Further details will be available late July.
AFRM Basmajian Prize $1,000
The Basmajian Prize is awarded to the trainee for Best Performance in the Fellowship Clinical Examinations (Adult) and presented at the AFRM Annual Scientific Meeting or College Congress.
AFRM Paediatric Merit Award $1,000
The AFRM Paediatric Merit Award is awarded to the trainee for Best Performance in the Fellowship Clinical Examinations (Paediatric) and presented at the AFRM Annual Scientific Meeting or College Congress.
The prize is awarded annually for the best scientific paper or poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting or for the best scientific paper published in a refereed medical journal. Authors of non-invited papers/poster presentations at the ASM (presented in person or not), or published scientific articles in the previous 12 months are all eligible to apply for consideration.
The Adrian Paul Prize was established in 1986 in memory of the late Dr Adrian Paul, Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital due to the generosity of his widow, Mrs Nancy Paul.
This prize is made possible due to the generosity of Ipsen Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd and is awarded for the best scientific paper or poster on Neurological Rehabilitation by a Trainee (or "new" Fellow) at the Annual Scientific meeting.