College and Congress prizes

Fellowship Medals and Prizes

The John Sands College Medal

The John Sands College Medal is presented to a Fellow in recognition of a significant contribution to the welfare of the College. Details and nomination forms are now available. 

The Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal

This medal is awarded every five years, to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of medicine.

RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize

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. 

RACP Mentor of the Year Award

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.  

RACP Trainee of the Year Award

The Trainee of the Year Award is presented to a trainee who has made an outstanding contribution to College, community and trainee activities.

The Eric Susman Prize

The Eric Susman Prize is awarded by the College to a Fellow for best contribution to the knowledge of internal medicine. 

RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas

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. 

RACP International Medal

The RACP International Medal recognises a member who has provided outstanding service in developing countries.

RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence

The RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence are competitive events held annually at Congress to identify and acknowledge the best trainee research presentations. 

Adult Medicine Division Prizes

Bryan Hudson Medal

The Medal is awarded for the best overall performance in the RACP Written and Clinical Examinations in Adult Medicine. The prize includes airfare and accommodation in order to attend the presentation of the Bryan Hudson Medal at Congress the following year.

Best Poster Prize in Adult Medicine (Fellow)

This prize is awarded to an Australian or New Zealand Fellow for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit and oral presentation for a poster presentation at the RACP Congress.  

Best Poster Prize in Adult Medicine (Trainee)

This prize is awarded to an Australian or New Zealand trainee for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit and oral presentation for a poster presentation at the RACP Congress.

Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine Prizes

AChAM Research Project Prize

The AChAM Research Project Prize is awarded to a trainee based on a previously submitted research project that was assessed between 1 July 201​7 and 1 July 201​8 - the year prior to the award being offered.

AChAM Indigenous Prize

The AChAM Indigenous Prize is offered to medical students and junior medical officers who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori descent.

Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine Prizes

Penelope Lowe Prize

The RACP awards the Penelope Lowe Prize to the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) trainee with the best case presentation at the AChSHM Annual Scientific Meeting.

Jan Edwards Prize

The Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) will award the Jan Edwards prize for a proffered paper of high standard, presented orally by a registered Chapter Trainee at the annual Australasian Sexual Health Conference.

The AChSHM Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Discipline of Sexual Health Medicine

The Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM)  formally recognises the outstanding contributions made by Fellows of the AChSHM through biennial awards offered alternately in the one of the following categories:

  • Outstanding Overall Contribution to the Discipline of Sexual Health Medicine
  • Outstanding Contribution to Education and Training
  • Outstanding Contribution to Research

The award is presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting

Paediatric and Child Health Division Prizes

Howard Williams Medal

The Howard Williams Medal acknowledges a person who has made an outstanding contribution to Paediatrics and Child Health in Australia or New Zealand.

Rue Wright Memorial Award

Presented for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit, relevant to Community Child Health and oral presentation at the Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Scientific Meeting or Congress.  Further information can be obtained by clicking the above link.

Best Poster Prize in Paediatrics & Child Health

This prize is awarded to an Australian or New Zealand Fellow or trainee for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit for a verbal or poster presentation at the Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Meeting. 

Examination Medal in P&CHD

This Medal is awarded for the best performance in the combined Paediatric FRACP Written and Clinical Examinations. The prize includes airfare and accommodation in order to attend the presentation of the Medal at Congress the following year.

Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Prizes

President's Awards

These awards formally recognise the outstanding contributions made by Fellows and trainees to The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) and offered in each of the following categories annually:

  • Education, Training and Assessment - Fellows who have contributed significantly to the Faculty's Education, Training and Assessment programs.

  • Policy and Advocacy - Fellows or trainees who have contributed to the Faculty's Policy and Advocacy.

  • Trainee Commitment Award - Trainees who have shown an outstanding commitment to the Faculty's Education and Training Program.

Deane Southgate Award

This is awarded to the graduating Fellow with the highest aggregate mark for the Written and Practical examinations.

Ramazzini Prize

The Ramazzini Prize is presented annually to the trainee who presents the best scientific paper at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). It is a requirement that a trainee must present a paper for the Ramazzini prize at the ASM at least once during their training period to attain Fellowship. This enables trainees to demonstrate their research methods and communication competencies.

AFOEM Essay Prize

This is awarded for the best essay written additional to curriculum requirements, or the best research project or assignment required, either obligatory or optionally, in the assessment of courses in occupational or environmental health by a medical student.  Further details about how to apply will be available late July.

Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine Prizes

President's Award for Outstanding Contribution

The purpose of the President's Award is to formally recognise the extraordinary contributions made by Fellows and Trainees to the Faculty. All Fellows and Advanced Trainees in Australia and New Zealand are invited to nominate a Fellow or Trainee and detail the contribution they have made to the Faculty in any of the following areas:

•    Education, Training and Assessment
•    Policy and Advocacy
•    Trainee Commitment Award 

Sue Morey Medal

Awarded to the trainee who has given the best overall performance in the AFPHM Oral Examination.
To be eligible for the award, candidates must have taken the AFPHM Oral Examination in the year being considered.

This medal, originally called the Faculty Medal, has been presented at the College Ceremony since 2001. The medal was renamed the Sue Morey Medal in 2013 to honour the Faculty's first President. As well as being President and a Founding Fellow of the AFPHM, Dr Morey is a leading figure in the field of public health medicine in Australia. AFPHM were honoured to have her present the William Redfern Oration at the RACP Congress in Adelaide in 2016.  

John Snow Scholarship

The Scholarship aims to increase the proportion of medical students who are able to identify:

a) public health medicine as a medical speciality or potential career, and 
b) the AFPHM as the learned college for public health medicine training, by providing opportunities for intellectual and social discourse between medical students and AFPHM Fellows and trainees.

Gerry Murphy Prize

Regional Committees in the Australian States and Territories each year select a trainee of the Faculty to make a presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) that year.

The John McLeod Indigenous Health Scholarship (AFPHM)

The Scholarship is made available by the Faculty of Public Health and is in memory of the late Dr John McLeod. Dr McLeod was renowned both nationally and internationally for his work in public health and his significant contribution towards improving indigenous health status.

Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Prizes

Adrian Paul Prize $1,000

The prize is awarded annually for the best scientific paper or poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting or for the best scientific paper published in a refereed medical journal. Authors of non-invited papers/poster presentations at the ASM (presented in person or not), or published scientific articles in the previous 12 months are all eligible to apply for consideration.

The Adrian Paul Prize was established in 1986 in memory of the late Dr Adrian Paul, Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital due to the generosity of his widow, Mrs Nancy Paul.

AFRM Basmajian and Györy Prize $1,000

The Basmajian Prize is awarded to the trainee for Best Performance in the Fellowship Clinical Examinations (Adult) and presented at the AFRM Annual Scientific Meeting or College Congress.

AFRM Paediatric Merit Award $1,000

The AFRM Paediatric Merit Award is awarded to the trainee for Best Performance in the Fellowship Clinical Examinations (Paediatric) and presented at the AFRM Annual Scientific Meeting or College Congress.

AFRM Ipsen Poster Prize

The prize is made possible due to the generosity of Ipsen Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd.

Boris Mak Rehabilitation Medicine Award for Best Presentation (New Zealand)

This prize is for New Zealand Trainees and is made possible due to the generosity of Dr Mak's family. 

Queensland State Committee ​Prizes

Jameson Investigator Award for Research related to Indigenous Health Issues

Is awarded to the best oral research presentation made at the Queensland State Committee Research Presentation evening.


Tasmanian State Committee Prizes

​T C Butler & F R T Stevens Prize

This award is due to the generosity of a bequest from T C Butler and a bequest from F R T Stevens.

The College Terms & Conditions (Prizes) (PDF 318KB) apply to all prizes. 

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