RACP Mentor of the Year Award

The RACP Mentor of the Year Award recognises a Fellow who has made an outstanding contribution to mentoring or has provided a high level of support and guidance throughout training.

The Fellowship Committee will consider nominations for the award and will announce the recipient at the Congress Gala Dinner in May. 

Nominations are now closed.

Who is eligible?

Nominees must be:

  • A Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, its Faculties or Chapters
  • Nominated by a Fellow or trainee of the RACP

They must not:

  • Submit an application on their own behalf
  • Have been a previous recipient of another major award of the RACP (The John Sands College Medal, College Medal, the RACP Medal for Clinical Service for Rural and Remote Areas, Eric Susman Prize, Hamilton Fairley Medal or RACP International Medal)
  • Be a previous recipient of the RACP Mentor of the Year Award

What is the prize?

The prize for the Mentor of the Year includes:

  • Return economy airfares from home town to the RACP Congress
  • Up to three nights' accommodation
  • Full Congress registration (including the Congress dinner) to attend the presentation of the RACP Mentor of the Year Award

​How do I nominate someone?

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Prizes) (​PDF 91KB)
  2. Submit your nomination in PDF format to foundation@racp.edu.au, including:
    1. a nomination form (.doc 109KB) outlining the contribution made by the Fellow
    2. two referee letters/reports

What are the selection criteria?

The nomination you provide should demonstrate the nominee's:

  1. Establishment of explicit training expectations and provision of constructive feedback to guide trainees' learning and professional development
  2. Commitment to mentoring by sharing his/her knowledge, giving ownership and actively helping trainees to prepare for and meet their career objectives
  3. Effort, where appropriate, to credit trainees' work and promote visibility of their achievements in the work environment (formally and/or informally through workshops, meetings, presentations and publications)

The nominator's submission must give an appreciation and evaluation of the nominee's contributions and should include:

  • Details of the contributions made,
  • The impact of these contributions on others, and/or
  • How these efforts have meaningfully affected trainee development.

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

The Committee will also take into consideration if the Fellow has:

  • Provided mentoring over a sustained period of time
  • Provided a training environment conducive to good practice, including:
    • intellectual and tangible support for development of research projects, and
    • attention to the concerns of trainees

The Fellowship Committee may choose not to award the RACP Mentor of the Year Award if they do not receive nominations that sufficiently meet the criteria.

Contact us

For more information on the RACP Mentor of the Year Award, please contact the RACP Foundation at foundation@racp.edu.au

Past Award Recipients

Past award recipients are listed here

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