RACP Trainee of the Year Award

Nominations closed 30 September 2023.

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 Alexandra Croker | 2023 recipient

Alexandra Croker

Dr Alexandra Croker is a paediatric advanced trainee at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales. She completed her medical degree at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales.

She grew up in Sydney as the eldest of four children, so escaped city life to complete her medical degree at the University of New England in Armidale, New South Wales. She now lives in Newcastle with her two children: Charlie, 5, and Noah, 3.5, who are her greatest achievements to date.

Dr Croker currently works as the Senior Paediatric Registrar for the Northern Paediatric Physician Training Network. She said, “I am grateful to all my amazing colleagues who nominated me for this award. I love my job and the people I work with and pour my heart into trying to improve our training experience.”

Outside of work, she loves being in nature: going to the beach or exploring the bush with her boys.

See our past RACP Trainee of the Year recipients.


The Award is open to all RACP trainees who have been in active training for a minimum of 3 months in the current year.

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

Ineligible nominees are those who:

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

All RACP Fellows and trainees can nominate a trainee for the Award.  


Read the terms and conditions 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 of time?


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 reserve the right not to award the RACP Trainee of the Year Award if all nominations received don't sufficiently meet the criteria.

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

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