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Once a year at our Conference Dinner, doctors working in rural and remote Australia are singled out and celebrated for their skills, professionalism, and dedication to their communities. It's a great opportunity for delegates to applaud our deserving award winners for their contributions to rural and remote medicine.
If you know of a registrar or GP who you believe is making a significant difference in rural and remote medicine, see below the list of awards and descriptions that might match their noteworthy achievements. If you would like to nominate someone, please visit the ACRRM website and complete the relevant nomination form before Monday 15 July.
RDAA-ACRRM Rural Registrar of the Year Award
This is awarded to an ACRRM or RDAA registrar who deserves to be recognised for their dedication to their community or to the advancement of rural health.
The Peter Graham 'Cohuna' Award
This award recognises ACRRM or RDAA members or Fellows who have provided outstanding advocacy and medical service to their community to ensure the maintenance of the highest quality of generalist skills, including procedural practice.
The Honorary Fellowship is awarded to medical practitioners who have provided a significant contribution to ACRRM and/or the discipline of rural and remote medicine and/or services to the field of education, research, or general services to the health of rural communities.
The Honorary Membership award recognises the exceptional and significant service to ACRRM and rural and remote medicine. It may be awarded to persons who do not have a registrable medical qualification.
Distinguished Service Awards
These awards recognise those Fellows, members, or non-medical persons who have provided a specific and significant, or long-standing contribution, to rural and remote medicine.
RDAA Rural Doctor of the Year Award
This award recognises a member of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) who has displayed work 'above and beyond' the call of duty.
RDAA Medical Student of the Year Award
This is awarded to a current RDAA medical student who is dedicated to rural health and is focused on advancing the lives of those Australians living in rural and remote communities, through the provision of a vibrant and sustainable medical workforce.