RACP Mentor of the Year Award

Nominations closed 30 September 2022.

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

Associate Professor Anne Powell | 2022 recipient

Associate Professor Anne Powell

Associate Professor Anne Powell is a rheumatologist and general physician with appointments at Alfred Health and Monash University as well as a busy private practice in Melbourne. She is the Director of Physician Education at Alfred Health and has been involved in post-graduate and undergraduate education and mentoring for the duration of her career. Her contributions to junior doctor wellbeing include developing or implementing several programs for educators and trainees including the use of Health Round Table. Anne’s more recent focus has been supporting the trainees through the pandemic and developing innovative education programs as well as ongoing advocacy for establishing regular teaching time and increasing the profile of junior doctor wellbeing.

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 Fellow awards from the RACP
All RACP Fellows and trainees can nominate an eligible Fellow for this Award.


The recipient of the RACP Mentor of the Year Award receives:

  • the RACP Mentor of the Year Award certificate, presented at the 2023 RACP Congress
  • full 2023 RACP Congress registration
  • return economy domestic or trans-Tasman airfares and up to 3 nights' accommodation to attend the 2023 RACP Congress


Read the terms and conditions before submitting a nomination.

Inform the nominee of your intent to submit a nomination.

Email a complete nomination form addressing the selection criteria to foundation@racp.edu.au together with:

  • CV of the nominee
  • two 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 College Conflicts of Interest Policy (PDF) and Privacy Policy apply.

Selection criteria

The RACP Mentor of the Year Award 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 impacted 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 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 Award 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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Terms and conditions
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