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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 5 August.
You can download an A4 poster to display at your workplace.
RDAA-ACRRM Rural Registrar of the Year Award
The Peter Graham 'Cohuna' Award
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.
Life Fellowship Award
The Life Fellowship award is reserved for ACRRM Fellows who have rendered outstanding and meritorious service to the College or to those who have made a contribution of national significance to rural and remote medicine. Recipients will have ongoing membership subscriptions to the College waived and maintain full voting rights.
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.