College and Congress prizes
The RACP understands the importance of recognizing the outstanding contributions and achievements of its Fellows and trainees. Every year, the Foundation receives nominations and applications for prizes and medals which acknowledge these individuals in their respective fields. Many medals and prizes are presented annually at the RACP Congress and are valued greatly for their prestige. Other prizes and medals are awarded at specific Annual Scientific Meetings of different specialties.
College Medals and Prizes
The John Sands College Medal is presented to a Fellow in recognition of a significant contribution to the welfare of the College.
This medal is awarded every five years, to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of medicine. The RACP last awarded this medal in 2017.
The Eric Susman Prize is awarded by the College to a Fellow for best contribution to the knowledge of internal medicine.
The RACP International Medal recognises a member who has provided outstanding service in developing countries.
The RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas was established in 1997 to recognise a Fellow who has provided outstanding clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia or New Zealand.
The RACP Mentor of the Year Award is presented to a Fellow who has made an outstanding contribution to mentoring or provided a high level of support and guidance throughout training.
The Trainee of the Year Award is presented to a trainee who has made an outstanding contribution to College, community and trainee activities.
The RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize is offered to medical students, junior medical officers and physician trainees who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori descent.
The RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence are competitive events held annually at the RACP Congress among regional representatives to identify and acknowledge the best trainee research presentations.
Division, Faculty, Chapter and Regional Prizes
The College Terms & Conditions (Prizes) apply to all prizes.