Nominations closed 30 September 2022.
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 Aotearoa New Zealand
Associate Professor Kevin Alford | 2022 recipient
Kevin Alford has worked in Port Macquarie in Rural NSW since 1977. Over that time, he has touched the lives of many patients, staff and students. He was the first physician in the Port Macquarie area and has worked to expand the medical services. He instituted rotational terms for interns, residents and physician trainees and has provided strong mentorship. The first Advanced trainee in Port Macquarie was under Dr Alford in Cardiology Training in 1982. Any physician trainee who has trained in Port Macquarie will undoubtedly have a story from working with Kevin. He has pioneered several services for the rural area.
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Any Fellow of an RACP Division, Faculty and/or Chapter who works in one or more rural and remote communities* is eligible for nomination.
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 Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas
All RACP Fellows and trainees can nominate an eligible Fellow.
* 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 recipient of the RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas receives:
- the Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas, 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 and inform the nominee of your intention to submit a nomination.
Email a completed nomination form addressing the selection criteria to email@example.com including:
- CV of the nominee
- 2 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 RACP Medal for Clinical Services in Rural and Remote Areas recipient is someone who has demonstrated an outstanding and lasting impact in their rural and remote communities.
The assessment of the nominee's contribution in relation to others is an essential part of the nomination.
In your nomination, detail how the nominee has demonstrated all of the selection criteria:
1. Contribution to clinical service in rural and remote areas
What has been their significant and sustained contribution to clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia and/or Aotearoa 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?
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.
The RACP Fellowship Committee will review all eligible nominations received and select an RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas 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 Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas, contact the RACP Foundation.
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