Eric Susman Prize

Nominations closed 31 August 2021.

The Eric Susman Prize is a prestigious award presented by the College for best contribution to the knowledge of any branch of internal medicine (adult medicine and paediatrics).

Learn about Dr Eric Susman who the prize honours.

Professor Prashanthan SandersProfessor Prashanthan Sanders | 2020 recipient

Professor Prashanthan Sanders is a clinician-scientist at the University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Prashanthan is a clinical and academic electrophysiologist. He undertook his cardiology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, electrophysiology and doctoral training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, before taking up a postdoctoral training in Bordeaux, France. Prashanthan has established an internationally recognised electrophysiology laboratory and research group that is at the forefront of strategies for the treatment and management of atrial fibrillation. His group’s work has been instrumental in establishing the role of risk factor management in atrial fibrillation.

See past Eric Susman Prize recipients.


Nominees must be:

  • a Fellow of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties or Chapters
  • nominated by a Fellow or trainee of the RACP

Nominees cannot submit a nomination on their own behalf.


The Eric Susman Prize recipient receives:

  • the Eric Susman Medal, presented at the 2022 RACP College Ceremony
  • $5000 cash prize
  • travel and accommodation to attend the College Ceremony
  • an invitation to present their research as part of the 2022 RACP Congress program

Selection criteria

The Eric Susman Prize recipient will have demonstrated an outstanding and lasting contribution to the field of internal medicine in the areas of research, teaching and/or clinical medicine.

Your nomination must:

  1. identify 2 key pieces of the published work by the nominee during the 5-year period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2020 that:
    1. highlight the nominee’s contribution to research and the impact the research has had
    2. have the nominee as the major contributor
    Note: 'Published work' is generally defined as being available to the profession by means of either books or articles published in recognised scientific journals.

  2. demonstrate the nominee's sustained ongoing links with Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand

  3. give an appreciation and evaluation of the contribution of the nominee over the relevant period, including:
    1. details of the contribution made by the person nominated in the field of internal medicine (research, teaching or clinical medicine)
    2. the originality of the research and the standing of the nominee in his or her branch of medicine
    3. an assessment of the contribution of the nominee in relation to others in the field
  4. provide information around the translation into clinical practice and impact

  5. indicate the best articles in support of the nominee

Selection process

The Grants Advisory Committee takes into consideration whether:

  • the work has a strong and direct bearing on clinical medicine and contains a component of patient care
  • the nominee is an ordinary Fellow rather than a someone admitted to Fellowship by a special provision

The Grants Advisory Committee reserves the right not to award the Eric Susman Prize if nominations received don't sufficiently meet the criteria.

For more information about the Eric Susman Prize, contact the RACP Foundation.

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