RACP International Medal

Nominations closed 30 September 2022.

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

Professor Alicia JenkinsProfessor Alicia Jenkins | 2022 recipient

For more than 20 years, Professor Alicia Jenkins has donated much of her personal time to increase awareness of the health and life-threatening plight of poor people with diabetes in disadvantaged regions. Since 2000, she has been an active Board member of the NGO Insulin for Life (IFL), which provides in-date unopened diabetes supplies from nine affluent countries to clinics for the poor with diabetes in over 30 disadvantaged countries. IFL also supports locally-led clinics for youth, and community education and screening days. Professor Jenkins founded IFL USA (about 2003), IFL Global (2015) and became IFL Australia President in 2017.

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.


The recipient of the RACP International Medal receives:

  • the RACP International 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 foundation@racp.edu.au 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.

The College Conflicts Of Interest Policy (PDF) and Privacy Policy apply to the prize nominees and recipient.

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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