RACP International Medal

Nominations closed Monday 16 September 2019.

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


An eligible nominee is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, its Faculties or Chapters who is nominated by a Fellow or trainee of the RACP.

The nominee must be:

  • a resident or undertaking significant work in one or more developing countries*
  • OR
  • working for an international aid organisation providing assistance to those deemed in crisis

A nominee is ineligible if they:

  • submit a nomination on their own behalf
  • are a current RACP Board member
  • are a current RACP staff member
  • have attained the office of President of the RACP
  • are a previous recipient of the RACP International Medal
*The term ‘developing countries’ includes those identified by the United Nations Human Development Index with Medium and Low Human Development Index.


The RACP International Medal recipient receives:

  • the RACP International Medal, presented at the College Ceremony at RACP Congress 2020 in Melbourne
  • full Congress registration, including the gala dinner
  • Return economy airfares and up to 3 nights' accommodation to attend the College Ceremony

Selection criteria

In your nomination, you must state how the nominee has addressed all of the selection criteria:

  1. Contribution to clinical and public service
    How has the nominee made a significant and sustained contribution to clinical and public service?

  2. Professional leadership
    Demonstrate the nominee's outstanding leadership in developing and promoting initiatives to improve available clinical service available.

  3. Advocacy
    What significant advocacy has the nominee performed on behalf of international communities in health policy, health research or other areas of health importance?

  4. Mentoring and training
    How has the nominee proven their commitment to mentoring and training future and current physicians, medical graduates, and health practitioners?

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

All eligible nominations for the Medal will be considered by the Fellowship Committee.

The Fellowship Committee reserve the right to not select a recipient should they not receive nominations that sufficiently meet the criteria.

For more information about the RACP International Medal, contact the RACP Foundation.

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