RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize

Applications open 1 September to 30 November each year.

Medical students, junior medical officers and RACP trainees, who identify as an Aboriginal person, Torres Strait Islander or Māori, are provided educational and networking opportunities through the RACP President’s Indigenous Congress Prize.

The Prize provides exposure to career pathways and supports an understanding of the health needs of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples. Recipients also gain insight into the work RACP conducts to help ‘Close the Gap’ — achieving equitable access to health and better outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

Dr Jack Evans | 2022 Recipient

Dr Jack Evans

Jack Evans is a proud Wiradjuri man who graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2015 with a Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences and the University of Sydney in 2020 with a Doctor of Medicine. He is currently working as a resident medical officer at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and is a conjoint associate lecturer at St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School at the University of New South Wales. He has submitted research in sex differences in baseline characteristics and efficacy of heart failure therapies and is aiming to do more research within cardiology. Jack is interested in sex equality and equality of health care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, which was a major factor in pursuing a career in medicine.


Applicants must:

  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori
  • be studying, researching or working in a field of medicine, medical science or medical education at an undergraduate, postgraduate or trainee level


The successful recipient receives full trainee/medical student registration, return economy domestic or trans-Tasman airfares and up to 3 nights' accommodation to attend 2023 RACP Congress.


Read the terms and conditions before you apply.

Your application must include:

  • a completed application form
  • your CV (3 pages maximum)
  • a written submission (300 to 500 words maximum) outlining the benefits you would gain from attending the RACP Congress, in respect to your:
    • current and future commitment to Indigenous activities
    • interest in pursuing a career interacting with Indigenous peoples
    • interest in pursuing training with the RACP
    • relevance to your current stage of training or medical career
  • 2 x letters of reference, of a medical or cultural nature, supporting your application

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file to foundation@racp.edu.au with the subject "RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize".

Download application form (DOC) 

The College Conflicts Of Interest Policy (PDF) and Privacy Policy apply to the prize nominees and recipient.

Selection process

A selection panel comprised of RACP Fellows and invited Indigenous panellists will assess all applications.

Once the selection panel has reached a decision, the RACP Foundation will contact all applicants about the outcome of their application.

If you have any enquiries about the Prize, contact the RACP Foundation.

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