RACP Trainee of the Year Award

Nominations for 2025 open 15 June to 30 September 2024.

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

This prestigious prize is awarded by the RACP annually at the College Ceremony.

Dr Duncan Campbell | 2024 recipient


Duncan is a new Infectious Diseases Fellow and a final year advanced trainee in General Medicine. He has worked across remote, regional, and tertiary referral centres in NSW, NT and Victoria, where he currently resides. Duncan is passionate about equity in health care and uses his skills in quality improvement to develop, deliver and review initiatives to improve health outcomes for marginalised groups.

He is a skilled and engaged mentor, supervisor, educator and advocate for junior medical staff. He has been a valued contributor to several working parties and committees to ensure that trainees are optimally supported in their work and training. Together with an exemplary team, he led an educational initiative to design, implement and sustain a regular webinar series tailored to the RACP Infectious Diseases Advanced Training Curriculum.

Duncan is grateful to his husband and family for their enduring support, and to his colleagues for nominating him for this award.

See our past RACP Trainee of the Year recipients.


A nominee must be an RACP trainee who has been in active training for a minimum of 3 months in the year the nomination is submitted.

Any trainee nominated for their contribution who is admitted to Fellowship after nominations have closed remains eligible for the Award.

A nominee must not:

  • submit a nomination on their own behalf
  • be a past recipient of the RACP Trainee of the Year Award

Any RACP Fellow or trainee can nominate a trainee for the Award.  


Read the Terms and Conditions for College meritorious awards and prizes by nomination before submitting a nomination.

Inform the nominee of your intent to submit a nomination.

Email a completed nomination form addressing the selection criteria to foundation@racp.edu.au together with:

  • CV of the nominee
  • two letters of support
  • other relevant supporting documentation (optional)

Note: A nomination is not complete and cannot be progressed unless all required documentation is received.

Download nomination form (DOC)

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Selection criteria

The assessment of a nominee's contribution in relation to others is an essential part of the nomination. Provide a detailed evaluation of your nominee's:


What extraordinary contribution has the nominee made to the College, Community and/or trainees over a sustained period?


How has the nominee demonstrated significant leadership, mentoring and support of other trainees?


What significant involvement has the nominee played in policy development and advocacy?

Education and training

What significant contributions has the nominee made to education and training?

Selection process

When reviewing all nominations, the RACP Fellowship Committee takes into consideration whether nominees have:

  • provided an extraordinary contribution to the RACP, community and/or trainees across the selection criteria over a sustained period of time
  • shown commitment and dedication to the RACP that exceeds expectation
  • engaged in a wide variety of services for the RACP on a regular basis

The Fellowship Committee reserves the right not to award the RACP Trainee of the Year Award if all nominations received do not meet the high standards required for this award.

For more information about the RACP Trainee of the Year, contact the RACP Foundation.

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