Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Australasian Faculty Of Public Health Medicine Prizes
The purpose of the President's Award is to formally recognise the extraordinary contributions made by Fellows and Trainees to the Faculty. All Fellows and Advanced Trainees in Australia and New Zealand are invited to nominate a Fellow or Trainee and detail the contribution they have made to the Faculty in any of the following areas:
- Education, Training and Assessment
- Policy and Advocacy
- Trainee Commitment Award
Sue Morey Medal
Awarded to the trainee who has given the best overall performance in the AFPHM Oral Examination.
To be eligible for this award, candidates must have taken the AFPHM Oral Examination in the year being considered.
This medal, originally called the Faculty Medal, has been presented at College Ceremony since 2001. The medal was renamed the Sue Morey Medal in 2013 to honour the Faculty's first President. As well as being President and a Founding Fellow of the AFPHM, Dr Morey is a leading figure in the field of public health medicine in Australia. AFPHM were honoured to have her present the William Redfern Oration at the RACP Congress in Adelaide in 2016.
The Scholarship aims to increase the proportion of medical students who are able to identify
a) public health medicine as a medical specialty or potential career, and
b) the AFPHM as the learned college for public health medicine training, by providing opportunities for intellectual and social discourse between medical students and AFPHM Fellows and trainees.
Regional Committees in the Australian States and Territories each year select a trainee of the Faculty to make a presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) that year.
The scholarship provides a funded pathway through Basic, Advanced or Faculty training in Australia and New Zealand.
The Scholarship is made available by the Faculty of Public Health and is in memory of the late Dr John McLeod. Dr McLeod was renowned both nationally and internationally for his work in public health and his significant contribution towards improving indigenous health status.