College and Congress prizes

RACP Medals and Prizes are presented annually at the RACP Congress and Annual Scientific Meetings to acknowledging the outstanding contributions and achievements of our Fellows and trainees.


The Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal
The Medal is awarded every five years to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of medicine. The RACP last awarded the Medal in 2017.

The John Sands Medal
The John Sands Medal is presented to a Fellow in recognition of a significant contribution to the welfare of the College.

The College Medal
The College Medal recognises a Fellow who makes a significant contribution to medical specialist practice, healthcare and/or health of community through physician activities.

The Eric Susman Prize
The Eric Susman Prize is awarded by the College to a Fellow for best contribution to the knowledge of internal medicine.

RACP International Medal
The RACP International Medal recognises a member who has provided outstanding service in developing countries.

RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas
The RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas was established in 1997 to recognise a Fellow who has provided outstanding clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia or New Zealand.

RACP Mentor of the Year Award
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.

RACP Trainee of the Year Award
The Trainee of the Year Award is presented to a trainee who has made an outstanding contribution to College, community and trainee activities.

RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize
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.

RACP Trainee Research Awards
The RACP Trainee Research Awards are competitive events held annually at the RACP Congress among regional representatives to identify and acknowledge the best trainee research presentations.

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