RACP Mentor of the Year

Nominations closed 30 September 2021.

The RACP Mentor of the Year prize recognises a Fellow who has made an outstanding contribution to mentoring or has provided a high level of support and guidance throughout training.

Dr David Levitt | 2021 recipient

Dr David Levitt

Dr David Levitt graduated from the University of Cape Town with a MBChB in 1986 and did a 3-year GP training program in Leicester, England. He immigrated to Australia in 1991 and started paediatric training in 1993. After time spent in private practice, David returned to the Mater Children’s Hospital in 2009 as Director of Paediatric Medicine and Director of Paediatric Education. He continues in this position today at Children’s Health Queensland. David holds pride in having contributed to the rollout of the Physician Readiness for Expert Practice (PREP) Program and working toward the new curriculum, while supporting the evolution of the exam process into its best form possible.

See our past RACP Mentor of the Year Award recipients.


The prize is open to all Fellows from any RACP Division, Faculty and/or Chapter.

Ineligible nominees are those who:

  • submit a nomination on their own behalf
  • are a past recipient of the RACP Mentor of the Year prize
  • have previously received any other major College and Congress Prize
All RACP Fellow and trainee can nominate an eligible Fellow for this prize.


The RACP Mentor of the Year recipient receives:

  • the RACP Mentor of the Year prize certificate, presented at 2022 RACP Congress
  • full RACP Congress registration
  • travel and accommodation to attend the 2022 RACP Congress

Selection criteria

The RACP Mentor of the Year prize recipient is someone who has demonstrated an outstanding and lasting impact in the education and training of trainees.

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 meaningfully impact the College and trainee development against the selection criteria:

1. Contribution

Detail the nominee's contribution to mentoring over a sustained period and their significant impact to the College and trainee development.

2. Leadership

How has the nominee demonstrated significant leadership, mentoring and support of other trainees?

3. Advocacy

What significant involvement or impact has the nominee had in policy development and advocacy?

4. Education and training

What important contributions to education and training has the nominee has made?

Selection process

When reviewing all nominations, the RACP Fellowship Committee takes into consideration whether nominees have:

  • provided mentoring over a sustained period of time
  • provided a training environment conducive to good practice, including:
    • intellectual and tangible support for development of research projects
    • attention to the concerns of trainees

The Fellowship Committee reserve the right to not award the RACP Mentor of the Year if all nominations received don't sufficiently meet the criteria.

For more information about the RACP Mentor of the Year Award, contact the RACP Foundation.

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