RACP Trainee of the Year

The RACP Trainee of the Year Award recognises a trainee who has made an outstanding contribution to the RACP, the community and/or trainee activities during 201​7 and earlier.

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

Nomination​s are now closed

Who is eligible?


  • Must have been a trainee of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, its Faculties or Chapters when they made the contribution they are nominated for
  • Must have been an active trainee for a minimum of three months during 201​7
  • May have become a Fellow of the RACP during November and December 201​7
  • Must be nominated by a Fellow or trainee of the RACP
  • Must not have been a previous recipient of the RACP Trainee of the Year Award

Nominees must not:

  • Submit an application on their own behalf

What is the prize?

The prize for the Trainee 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 Trainee of the Year Award

​How do I nominate someone?

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Prizes) (PDF 318KB)
  2. Submit your nomination in PDF format to foundation@racp.edu.au, including:
    1. a nomination form (.doc 110KB) which addresses the selection criteria
    2. two referee letters/reports

What are the selection criteria?

The outstanding contribution that you nominate a trainee for may demonstrate:
  1. Leadership
  2. Mentoring and support of other trainees
  3. Contributions to education and training
  4. Involvement in policy development and advocacy

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 their efforts have contributed in a meaningful way to College, community and/or trainee activities.

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 take into consideration whether the trainee has:

          • Provided an extraordinary contribution to the RACP, community and/or trainees in any of
            the numbered criteria categories above over a sustained period of time
          • Shown commitment and dedication to the RACP above all expectations
          • Engaged in a wide variety of services for the RACP on a regular basis

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

Contact us

For more information on the RACP Trainee 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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