Nominations closed 30 September 2021.
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
Dr Allan Kerrigan | 2021 recipient
Dr Allan Kerrigan has worked in Orange, NSW as a consultant paediatrician for 30 years. For 12 years, he was one of only two paediatricians servicing the entire local health district, prior to the team expanding. Allan is now also the Clinical Lead of the Western Child Network. Allan’s passion is to provide a voice for rural child health by promoting regional and rural children and their families at the Ministry of Health and the Children’s Hospitals by seeking funding, supporting projects, identifying opportunities and contacts to enhance Orange as a leading provider of children’s services, including tertiary outreach.
See our past RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas recipients.
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 RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas recipient receives:
- the Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas, presented at the 2022 RACP College Ceremony
- full RACP Congress registration
- travel and accommodation to attend the College Ceremony
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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