RACP International Medal

​Nominations Open: Monday, 25 June 2018
​Nominations Close: Monday, 17 September 2018, 5.00 p.m. AEST

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

Who is eligible? 

Nominees must:

  • Be a member of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, its Faculties or Chapters
  • ​Be nominated by a Fellow or trainee of the RACP
  • Demonstrate their support of developing countries* through:
    1. Being resident in or undertaking significant work in one or more developing countries, or
    2. Working for an international aid organisation providing assistance overseas to those deemed to be in crisis 

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 with Medium and Low Human Development Index.

What is the prize? 

The prize for International Medal recipient includes:

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

How do I nominate someone? 

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Prizes)
  2. Submit a nomination in PDF format to foundation@racp.edu.au, including:
    1. A completed nomination form addressing the selection criteria
    2. Any supporting documentation
    3. Two referee letters/reports

What ​is 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 service available
    • 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
  5. 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.p>

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

All nominations for the award will be considered by the Fellowship Committee and the recipient will be announced at the College Ceremony.

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

Past Award Recipients

2018 Dr Phillip du Cros
2017 Professor Maxine Whittaker
2016 Professor David Brewster

Contact us

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

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