RACP Trainee of the Year

Nominations closed Monday 14 September 2020.

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

Dr Hashrul N. Rashid | 2020 recipient

Dr Hashrul RashidDr Hashrul Rashid graduated with honours from Monash University in 2011 and later pursued physicians training at Monash Health. During his clinical training, Hashrul was awarded the 2013 Victorian Junior Doctor of the Year, the 2014 Monash Health Resident of the Year and the 2016 Monash Health Excellence in Medical Education Award. He completed his RACP Basic Training examinations and Membership of Royal College of Physicians (UK) examinations concurrently in 2015. He recently completed cardiology training at Monash Health, with 6-month rotations at Western and Peninsula Health.

See our past RACP Trainee of the Year recipients.


The prize is open to all RACP trainees who have been in active training for at 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 prize.

Ineligible nominees are those who:

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

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


The RACP Trainee of the Year prize recipient receives:

  • the RACP Trainee of the Year prize certificate, presented at the RACP Congress 2021
  • full Congress registration, including the gala dinner
  • return economy airfares and up to 3 nights’ accommodation to attend RACP Congress 2021

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:

1. Contribution

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

2. Leadership

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

3. Advocacy

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

4. 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 prize 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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