RACP International Medal

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

Nominations are ​now ​closed
Closing date: Monday, 25 September 2017 (5.00 pm AEST)

All nominations for the award will be considered  by the Fellowship Committee and the recipient will be announced at the College Ceremony. 
Nomination Form (.doc 131KB)

Who is eligible?

Nominees must:

  • Be a member of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, its Faculties or Chapters
  • ​Demonstrate their support of developing countries* through:

a.  Being resident in or undertaking significant work in one or more developing countries, or
b.  Working for an international aid organisation providing assistance overseas to those deemed
     to be in crisis

  • Be nominated by a Fellow or trainee of the RACP

The nominee must not: 

  • Submit an application on their own behalf
  • Be a current RACP Board member
  • Be a current RACP staff member
  • Have attained the office of President of the RACP
  • Be a previous recipient of the RACP International Medal

*The term ‘developing countries’ includes those identified by the United Nations Human Development Index as Medium Development and Low Human Development. 

What is the prize?

The prize for International Medal recipient includes:

  • The RACP International Medal
  • Return economy airfares to and from the RACP Congress
  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • Full Congress registration (including Gala dinner) to attend the RACP Ceremony to receive the award

How do I nominate someone?

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Prizes) (PDF 318KB).
  2. Submit a nomination in PDF format to foundation@racp.edu.au, including:

a. The  completed nomination form addressing the selection criteria
b. Any supporting documentation
c. Two referee letters/reports

What are the selection criteria?

1. Clinical and public service contribution
The nominee must have made a significant and sustained contribution to clinical service by playing an integral role in:
        • Providing clinical service
        • Establishing and maintaining clinical service opportunities

2. Promotion, collaboration and advocacy
Include evidence that the nominee has:
        • Played a leading role in developing and promoting initiatives to improve the clinical        
        • Shown outstanding leadership displayed through primary roles and contributions
        • Performed significant advocacy on behalf of international communities in health policy, health
          research or
 other areas of health importance

3. Education and Training
The nominee must have proven commitment to:
        • Mentoring and training of future and current physicians
        • Mentoring and training of future and current medical graduates and practitioners

4. Acknowledgement
The nominator's submission must include an appreciation and evaluation of the contribution of the nominee. This must include details of the contribution made by the nominee and the impact of these contributions on others and/or how these efforts have meaningfully impacted clinical service.

The assessment of the contribution of the nominee in relation to others is emphasised as being an essential part of the nomination.

The Fellowship Committee may choose not to award the RACP International Medal if they do not receive nominations that sufficiently meet the criteria.

Previous recipients  

Contact us

For more information on the RACP International Medal, please contact the RACP Foundation at foundation@racp.edu.au.

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