RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas

Nominations closed Monday 14 September 2020.

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


Professor Gerard CarrollProfessor Gerard Carroll AM | 2020 recipient

Regional Australia owes much to Professor Gerard Carroll for his tireless work to redress the metropolitan-rural divide in medicine. He has developed his personal cardiology practice while building a skilled and well-equipped team of cardiologists in an inland city located 250 kilometres from the nearest capital city that services the needs of the greater Riverina region.

See our past RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas recipients.


Eligibility

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.

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 2021
  • 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 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?

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

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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