College and Congress prizes

The RACP understands the importance of recognizing the outstanding contributions and achievements of its Fellows and trainees. Every year, the Foundation receives nominations and applications for prizes and medals which acknowledge these individuals in their respective fields. Many medals and prizes are presented annually at the RACP Congress and are valued greatly for their prestige. Other prizes and medals are awarded at specific Annual Scientific Meetings of different specialties.

College and Congress Medals and Prize Recipients for 2018

College Medals and Prizes

The John Sands College Medal

The John Sands College Medal is presented to a Fellow in recognition of a significant contribution to the welfare of the College.

The Neil Hamilton Fairley Medal

This medal is awarded every five years, to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of medicine. The RACP last awarded this medal in 2017.

The Eric Susman Prize

The Eric Susman Prize is awarded by the College to a Fellow for best contribution to the knowledge of internal medicine.

RACP International Medal

The RACP International Medal recognises a member who has provided outstanding service in developing countries.

RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas

The RACP Medal for Clinical Service in Rural and Remote Areas was established in 1997 to recognise a Fellow who has provided outstanding clinical service in rural and remote areas of Australia or New Zealand.

RACP Mentor of the Year Award

The RACP Mentor of the Year Award is presented to a Fellow who has made an outstanding contribution to mentoring or provided a high level of support and guidance throughout training.

RACP Trainee of the Year Award

The Trainee of the Year Award is presented to a trainee who has made an outstanding contribution to College, community and trainee activities.

RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize

The RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize is offered to medical students, junior medical officers and physician trainees who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori descent.

RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence

The RACP Trainee Research Awards for Excellence are competitive events held annually at the RACP Congress among regional representatives to identify and acknowledge the best trainee research presentations.

Division, Faculty, Chapter and Regional Prizes

Adult Medicine Division Prizes

Bryan Hudson Medal
The Medal is awarded for the best overall performance in the RACP Written and Clinical Examinations in Adult Medicine. The prize includes airfare and accommodation in order to attend the presentation of the Bryan Hudson Medal at the RACP Congress the following year.
Best Poster Prize in Adult Medicine (Fellow)

This prize is awarded to a Fellow of the Adult Medicine Division for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit and oral presentation for a poster presentation at the RACP Congress.

Best Poster Prize in Adult Medicine (Trainee)

This prize is awarded to a trainee of the Adult Medicine Division for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit and oral presentation for a poster presentation at the RACP Congress

Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine Prizes

AChAM Research Project Prize

The AChAM Research Project Prize is awarded to a trainee based on a previously submitted research project that was assessed between 1 July 2017 and 1 July 2018 - the year prior to the award being offered.

AChAM Indigenous Prize

The AChAM Indigenous Prize is offered to medical students and junior medical officers who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori descent.

Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine Prizes

Penelope Lowe Prize

The RACP awards the Penelope Lowe Prize to the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) trainee with the best case presentation at the AChSHM Annual Scientific Meeting.

Jan Edwards Prize

The Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) will award the Jan Edwards prize for the best abstract presented orally by a registered Chapter Trainee at the IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress on 1 - 3 November 2018 in Auckland NZ..

The AChSHM Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Sexual Health Medicine

The Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) formally recognises the outstanding contributions made by Fellows of the AChSHM through biennial awards under different categories. For 201​​8, ​​the following will be awarded:    

  • Outstanding Contribution to Education and Training
  • Outstanding Contribution to Research   

Paediatric and Child Health Division Prizes

Howard Williams Medal

The Howard Williams Medal acknowledges a person who has made an outstanding contribution to Paediatrics and Child Health in Australia or New Zealand.

Rue Wright Memorial Award

Presented for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit, relevant to Community Child Health and oral presentation at the Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Scientific Meeting or the RACP Congress.

Best Poster Prize in Paediatrics & Child Health

This prize is awarded to a Fellow or trainee of the Paediatrics & Child Health Division for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit for a verbal or poster presentation at the Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Meeting or the RACP Congress.

Examination Medal in P&CHD

This Medal is awarded for the best performance in the combined Paediatric FRACP Written and Clinical Examinations. The prize includes airfare and accommodation in order to attend the presentation of the Medal at the RACP Congress the following year.

Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Prizes

President's Awards

These awards formally recognise the outstanding contributions made by Fellows and trainees to The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) and offered annually in each of the following categories:

  • Education, Training and Assessment - Fellows who have contributed significantly to the Faculty's Education, Training and Assessment programs.

  • Policy and Advocacy - Fellows or trainees who have contributed to the Faculty's Policy and Advocacy.

  • Trainee Commitment Award - Trainees who have shown an outstanding commitment to the Faculty's Education and Training Program.

Deane Southgate Award

The Deane Southgate Award is awarded to the Trainee with the highest aggregate mark for the Written and Practical examinations. The trainee must undertake both the Stage B written and Stage B Practical examinations in the same year. An award is presented to the recipient at the RACP Convocation and Ceremony in the following year.

Ramazzini Prize

The Ramazzini Prize is presented annually to the trainee who presents the best scientific paper at the AFOEM Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) or the RACP Congress. It is a requirement that a trainee must present a paper for the Ramazzini prize at least once during their training period to attain Fellowship. This enables trainees to demonstrate their research methods and communication competencies.

AFOEM Essay Prize

The AFOEM Essay prize recognises the best essay written by a medical student additional to curriculum requirements, or the best research project or assignment required, either obligatory or optionally, in the assessment of courses in occupational or environmental health.

Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine Prizes

President's Award for Outstanding Contribution

The purpose of the President's Award is to formally recognise the extraordinary contributions made by Fellows and Trainees to the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and offered annually in each 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 the 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 the 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.

John Snow Scholarship

The John Snow Scholarship is available to medical students and provides an opportunity to do a presentation relating to public health at the RACP Congress or AFPHM Annual Scientific Meeting. The scholarship aims to increase the awareness among medical students so that they are able to identify:

a) public health medicine as a medical speciality 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.

Gerry Murphy Prize

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.

Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Prizes

Adrian Paul Prize

The Adrian Paul Prize is an annual prize awarded for the best scientific work in the field of rehabilitation medicine that is submitted as part of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) training program.

The Australasian College of Rehabilitation Medicine established the Adrian Paul Prize in 1986 based on a donation from Mrs Nancy Paul, the widow of Dr Adrian Paul, the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Alfred Hospital.

AFRM Basmajian and Györy Prize

The Basmajian Prize is awarded to the trainee for Best Performance in the Fellowship Clinical Examinations (Adult Medicine).

AFRM Paediatric Merit Award

The AFRM Paediatric Merit Award is awarded to the trainee for Best Performance in the Fellowship Clinical Examinations (Paediatric Medicine). 

Boris Mak Rehabilitation Medicine Award for Best Presentation (New Zealand)

This prize is awarded to the best presentation by New Zealand trainees at the annual New Zealand Rehabilitation Medicine Symposium. This prize is made possible due to the generosity of Dr Mak's family.

Regional Committee Prizes

Queensland State Committee ​Prizes

Jameson Investigator Award for Research related to Indigenous Health Issues

The Jameson Investigator Award for Research related to Indigenous Health Issues is awarded to the best oral research presentation made at the Queensland State Committee Research Presentation evening. This award is due to the generosity of a bequest from Mrs Elsie Jameson.

Tasmanian State Committee Prizes

T C Butler & F R T Stevens Prize

The Tasmanian State Committee of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is offering the T C Butler and F R T Stevens Prize. The prizes are awarded to the best written submissions on the applicant’s perspective on a medical or clinical condition or illness which impacts a vulnerable group in society. This prize is due to the generosity of a bequest from T C Butler and a bequest from F R T Stevens.

The College Terms & Conditions (Prizes) apply to all prizes.

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