RACP International Medal

Nominations closed Monday 14 September 2020.

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

Dr Kamalini LokugeDr Kamalini Lokuge OAM | 2020 recipient

Dr Kamalini Lokuge is an internationally recognised leader in front-line humanitarian clinical response, having worked in some of the most challenging, crisis-affected contexts in the world. The significance and impact of her services to global health are reflected in her receipt of a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2010 for her work with Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross, and an Overseas Service Medal in 2019 for her work during the West African Ebola outbreak.

See our past RACP International Medal recipients.


A Fellow of an RACP Division, Faculty and/or Chapter is eligible for nomination if they're:

  • a resident or undertaking significant work in 1 or more developing countries*
  • working for an international aid organisation, providing assistance to those deemed in crisis

Ineligible nominees are those who:

  • submit a nomination on their own behalf
  • are a current RACP Board member
  • are a current RACP staff member
  • have held the office of President of the RACP
  • are a past recipient of the RACP International Medal

All RACP Fellows or trainees can nominate an eligible Fellow.

* 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 2021
  • full Congress registration, including the gala dinner
  • Return economy airfares and up to 3 nights' accommodation to attend the College Ceremony

Selection criteria

The assessment of the nominee's contribution in relation to others is an essential part of nomination. Please detail how your 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?

Selection process

The RACP Fellowship Committee will review all eligible nominations received and select an RACP International Medal recipient.

The Fellowship Committee reserve the right not to select a recipient if all nominations received don't sufficiently meet the criteria.

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

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