Prevocational Medical Education and Training Awards

Each year the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) recognises junior doctors and clinical educators across Australia and New Zealand who have made valuable contributions to prevocational medical education and training. The awards have a two tiered structure; jurisdictional recipients are selected for the local awards by each Postgraduate Medical Council (PMC) or equivalent and these recipients are then nominated for the national awards for the same categories.

NT Recipients as national nominees are invited to attend the Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum (ANZPMEF) held annually (usually in October or November) in a different CPMEC member jurisdiction hosting the forum. CPMEC recognises each jurisdictional recipient and then as nominees for the national awards that are announced and presented at the forum. A number of NT recipients in both categories have been recognised at the National level for their contributions to prevocational medical education and training in the NT.

To nominate a junior medical officer or a clinical educator please see the information sheets and nomination forms below. If you need any assistance with submitting your nominations please contact PMAS.

               Junior Doctor of the Year Award information Sheet                         Junior Doctor of the Year Award Nomination Form

 

     Clinical Educator of the Year Award Information Sheet                  Clinical Educator of the Year Award Nomination Form 

 

NT Junior Doctor of the Year Award

 

Anyone can make a nomination to this award.

 

The nominee to be eligible should be a PGY1 or PGY2 junior medical officer, a PGY3 junior medical officer may also be nominated but their contributions should be restricted to their contributions as PGY1 & PGY2 trainees.

 

The recipient of this award will be a junior doctor with satisfactory clinical performance who fulfils the principal criteria which can be demonstrated by at least one additional criteria listed below:

Principal Criteria

  1. Made a significant contribution to education and training as a prevocational trainee in their workplace settings (hospital, community placements etc.)

Additional Criteria

  1. Demonstrated evidence of special contributions to NT prevocational education and training such as research, project work, publications, posters etc. These may also include presentations to the International, National and State Conferences; and/or

  2. Made a significant contribution to the activities of a PMC, or any other organisation involved in the education and training of junior doctors in the NT; and/or

  3. Evidence of improving opportunities for education and training in rural health (particularly in the NT); and/or

  4. Evidence of improving access to quality healthcare for Aboriginal communities; and/or

  5. Innovative use of technology to promote and support Junior Medical Officer health and wellbeing; and/or

  6. Demonstrates commitment to the NT; and/or

  7. Any other relevant information you wish to include.

 

NT Junior Doctor of Year Award Recipients

2009 - Dr Samuel Goodwin

2010 - Dr Pallas O'Hara

2011 - Dr Sally Banfield

2012 - No Nominees

2013 - Dr Kerri Benn

2014 - Dr Davina Bunstma

2015 - Dr Cameron Spenceley (National Recipient of the same year)

2016 - Dr Tessa Finney-Brown

2017 - Dr Megan Yannakouros

2018 - Dr Dane Brookes

2019 - Joint recipients - Dr Elise O'Connor and Dr Sanjay Joseph (National Recipient of the same year)

2020 - Dr Femy Koratty

 

 

NT Clinical Educator of the Year Award

Only a junior doctor can make a nomination to this award.

 

The recipient of this Award will be a clinical educator who fulfils the principal criteria which can be demonstrated by at least two additional criteria as listed below:

Principal Criteria

  1. Made a significant contribution to the teaching of junior doctors in the years PGY1 and PGY2

Additional Criteria

  1. Demonstrated evidence of developing innovative programs and approaches for the education of junior doctors; and/or

  2. Made a significant contribution to mentoring and the provision of career advice to junior doctors; and/or

  3. Made a significant contribution to promoting and advocating the well-being of junior doctors; and/or

  4. Evidence of advocating for junior doctor education and training in the workplace and beyond, which could include contributions to the PMC or any organisation involved in the education and training of junior doctors; and/or

  5. Evidence of improving education opportunities in rural health (particularly in the NT); and/or

  6. Evidence of improving access to quality healthcare for Aboriginal communities; and/or

  7. Demonstrates commitment to the NT; and/or

  8. Any other relevant information you wish to include.             

NT Clinical Educator of the Year Award Recipients (*No award prior to 2010)

 

2010 - Dr Kishan Pandithage

2011 - Professor Bartholomew Currie

2012 - Ms Amanda Cawthorne-Crosby (National Recipient of the same year)

2013 - Dr Penny Stewart

2014 - Dr Jennifer Delima

2015 - Dr Mary Wicks (National Recipient of the same year)

2016 - Dr Simon Quilty

2017 - Dr Paul Secombe

2018 - Dr Marco Briceno

2019 Joint recipients - Dr Serne Kemp and Dr William Majoni

2020 - A/Prof Nadarajah Kangaharan