RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas

The RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas recognises a Fellow who has provided outstanding clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia or New Zealand. 

Nominations ​are now being accepted.

Closing date: Monday, 25 September 2017  5.00 pm (AEST)

Nomination form (doc 131KB)

 Who is eligible?

Nominees must be:

  • A Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, its Faculties or Chapters
  • Working in one or more rural and remote community*
  • 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 Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas​

 *The term ‘rural and remote community’ includes the following:

What is the prize?

The prize for the Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas recipient includes:

  • The Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas
  • Presentation of the medal at College Ceremony
  • Return economy airfares to and from the RACP Congress
  • Up to three nights accommodation to attend the RACP Congress and accept the medal

How do I nominate someone?

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Prizes) (PDF 62KB)
  2. Submit your nomination in PDF format to foundation@racp.edu.au, including:

          a. A completed nomination form
    outlining the contribution made by the Fellow
          b. 
    Two referee letters/reports

What are the selection criteria?

1. Clinical service contribution
The nominee must have made a significant and sustained contribution in clinical service in rural and remote areas by playing an integral role in: 

    • Providing clinical service to rural and remote communities,
    • Establishing and maintaining maintaining clinical service opportunities for rural and remote communities.

2. Promotion, collaboration and advocacy
The nominee must show evidence of:

  • Playing a leading role in developing and promoting initiatives to improve the clinical service available for rural and remote communities,
  • Outstanding leadership displayed through primary roles and contributions on committees and/or working groups supporting the health needs of rural and remote communities,
  • Significant advocacy on behalf of rural and remote communities in health policy, health research or other areas of health importance.

3. Education and Training
The nominee must have shown commitment to: 

    • Mentoring and training of future and current physicians in rural and remote areas,
    • Mentoring and training of future and current medical graduates and practitioners in rural and remote communities.

4. Acknowledgement
The nominator's submission must include details of the nominee's contributions to rural and remote clinical service, including: 

  1. The impact of these contributions on others, and/or
  2. How these efforts have contributed in a meaningful way to rural and remote 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 Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas if they do not receive nominations that sufficiently meet the selection criteria.

Contact us

For more information about the RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas, please contact the RACP Foundation at foundation@racp.edu.au

Past Award Recipients

Past award recipients are listed here

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