RACP Trainee of the Year Award

Nominations closed 30 September 2022.

The RACP Trainee of the Year Award recognises a trainee who has made an outstanding contribution to the College, the community and/or trainee activities.

Dr Hashim Abdeen | 2022 recipient

Dr Hashim Abdeen

Dr Hashim (Hash) Abdeen is a Rheumatology Advanced Trainee in Queensland and is Chair of the Federal AMA Council of Doctors in Training, Co-Chair of the Queensland RACP Trainees’ Committee and Deputy Co-Chair of the Bi-national RACP College Trainees’ Committee. He was the Chair of the Australasian Junior Medical Officers’ Committee in 2017. Hash is passionate about advocating for a positive training environment that both supports and protects high quality education and training whilst concurrently promoting the wellbeing of doctors in training and medical students. He appreciates the ever-growing need of the medical profession to take leadership in the Australian Healthcare system: to actively represent ourselves as doctors in concert to passionately advocating for our patients. 

See our past RACP Trainee of the Year recipients.


The Award is open to all RACP trainees who have been in active training for a minimum of 3 months in the current year.

Any trainee nominated for their contribution who is admitted to Fellowship after nominations have closed in the current year remains eligible for the Award.

Ineligible nominees are those who:

  • submit a nomination on their own behalf
  • are a past recipient of the RACP Trainee of the Year Award

All RACP Fellows and trainees can nominate a trainee for the Award.


The RACP Trainee of the Year Award recipient receives:

  • the RACP Trainee 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 completed 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 assessment of a nominee's contribution in relation to others is an essential part of the nomination. Provide a detailed evaluation of your nominee's:


What extraordinary contribution has the nominee made to the College, Community and/or trainees over a sustained period of time?


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


What significant involvement has the nominee played in policy development and advocacy?

Education and training

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

Selection process

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

  • provided an extraordinary contribution to the RACP, community and/or trainees across the selection criteria over a sustained period of time
  • shown commitment and dedication to the RACP that exceeds expectation
  • engaged in a wide variety of services for the RACP on a regular basis

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

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

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