RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas

Nominations closed Monday 16 September 2019.

The RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas recognises a Fellow who has provided outstanding clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia or New Zealand


Eligibility

A Fellow or trainee of the RACP can nominate a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, its Divisions, Faculties or Chapters, who is working in one or more rural and remote areas.

The definition of rural and remote areas for the Prize is determined by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Area (2016 classification: RA2, RA3, RA4 and RA5) and Statistics New Zealand – Urban/Rural Areas 2019.

The 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 e a previous recipient of the RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas

Prize

The RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas recipient receives:

  • the Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas at the College Ceremony at RACP Congress 2020 in Melbourne
  • full Congress registration, including gala dinner
  • return economy airfares and up to 3 nights' accommodation to attend the College Ceremony

Selection criteria

The RACP Medal for Clinical Services in Rural and Remote Areas recipient will have demonstrated an outstanding and lasting impact in their rural and remote communities.

Your submission must provide an appreciation and evaluation on the nominee's:

  1. Contribution to clinical service in rural and remote areas
    What significant and prolong contribution to clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia and/or New Zealand?

  2. Professional leadership
    How has the nominee demonstrated outstanding leadership in developing and promoting initiatives to improve available clinical service available in rural and remote areas?

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

  4. Mentoring and training
    Describe the nominee's proven commitment to mentoring and training future and current physicians, medical graduates, and health practitioners.

Selection process

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

The Fellowship Committee reserves the right to not to award the RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas if they don't receive any nominations that sufficiently meet the selection criteria.


For more information about the RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas, contact the RACP Foundation.


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