College Medal

Nominations closed 30 September 2022.

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 prestigious prize is awarded annually at the RACP Congress College Ceremony.

Professor Susan Davis AO | 2022 recipient

Susan Davis Professor Susan R Davis AO, MBBS FRACP PhD FAHMS is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Head, Monash University Women’s Health Research Program, Consultant Endocrinologist and Head, Specialist Women’s Health Clinic, Alfred Hospital Melbourne and consultant at Cabrini Medical Centre.

Her research spans basic science to clinical trials and has been pivotal in our understanding of sex hormones in women, notably in relation to menopause and testosterone. She is a past president of the Australasian Menopause Society and International Menopause Society. She has over 435 peer-reviewed publications and has received numerous national and international prestigious awards. She provides a voice for women and physicians to influence government policy. 

See our past College Medal recipients.


Any Australian or Aotearoa New Zealand Fellow of an RACP Division, Faculty and/or Chapter is eligible for nomination.

Ineligible nominees are those who:

  • submit a nomination on their own behalf
  • are a current RACP Board member
  • are a current RACP staff member
  • are a past recipient of the College Medal

All RACP Fellows or trainees can nominate an eligible Fellow.


The recipient of the College Medal receives:

  • the College Medal, presented at the 2023 RACP College Ceremony
  • full 2023 RACP Congress registration
  • return economy domestic or trans-Tasman airfares and up to 3 nights' accommodation to attend the 2023 College Ceremony


Read the terms and conditions before submitting a nomination.

Inform the nominee of your intent to submit a nomination.

Email a completed nomination form addressing the selection criteria to together with:

  • CV of the nominee
  • two letters of support
  • other relevant supporting documentation (optional)

Note: A nomination is not complete and cannot be progressed unless all required documentation is received.

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Selection criteria

The College Medal selection criteria aligns with our College motto 'hominum servire saluti' — 'to serve the health of our people' — and recognises a Fellow's contribution towards the improvement of the health of the community and/or our members.

The assessment of the nominee's contribution in relation to others is an essential part of the nomination.

In your nomination, detail how the nominee's contributions have meaningfully impacted the College and its activities against all of the selection criteria:

1. Contribution to medical practice, healthcare and/or health of communities

How has the nominee made a significant contribution to medical specialist practice through physician activities?

2. Professional Leadership

How has the nominee displayed outstanding leadership in developing and promoting local, national and/or international initiatives? What has been the significant impact to medicine and/or health of communities?

3. Advocacy

What significant advocacy has the nominee performed on behalf of medical specialists/physicians in policy, research or other areas of importance?

4. Representation

How has the nominee played integral roles in:

  • establishing and maintaining relationships and/or collaborations with international or domestic organisations on behalf of the medical profession, in particular medical specialists?
  • promoting College members and their interests within Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand?

Selection process

The RACP Fellowship Committee reviews all nominations and recommends a deserving recipient to the RACP Board.

The RACP Board reserves the right not to award the College Medal if they feel the recommendation and/or all nominations presented don't sufficiently meet the criteria.

For more information about The College Medal, contact the RACP Foundation.

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