Recognising excellence in individuals who contribute to general practice and the broader community

We are proud of our staff, medical educators, registrars, supervisors and practices who have been recipients of various awards across the nation for their outstanding contributions to general practice training and/ or service to the community.

 

Australian College Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and
Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Awards and Prizes

Dr Kate Kloza, Telstra Health ACRRM-RDAA Rural Registrar of the Year Award 2016
Awarded for her outstanding work as both a rural doctor in South Australia, as well as a Remote Antarctic Medical Practitioner with the Australian Antarctic Division.

 

Dr David Senior, ACRRM-RDAA Peter Graham ‘Cohuna’ Award 2016
The Peter Graham ‘Cohuna’ Award recognises 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 (or especially) procedural practice.

 

 

Flinders University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Awards and Prizes

Dr Peter Gilchrist, Burns Alpers Clinical Teaching Award 2016
Awarded annually by the undergraduate students for contribution to excellence in clinical teaching to Flinders University medical students.

 

 

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Fellowship Awards

Dr Ken Wanguhu, Fellowship in Advanced Rural Practice 2016
Awarded in addition to the vocational Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

 

Dr Jill Benson, Honorary Fellowship 2016
Awarded for services to general practice and general service to the community.

 

 

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Fellowship Examination Awards

Dr Vivien Gu, David Game Prize
Awarded to the GP candidate in South Australia and Northern Territory (SA&NT) who received the highest pass score in each examination on their first attempt in 2016.1

 

Dr Kristen Crowhurst, Outstanding SA&NT Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) Achievement Award
Awarded to the GP candidate in SA&NT who achieved the highest AKT score in 2016.1

 

Dr Eleanor Wilson, Outstanding SA&NT Key Feature Problems (KFP) Achievement Award
Awarded to the GP candidate in SA&NT who achieved the highest KFP score in 2016.1

 

Dr Jessica Borgas, Monty Kent-Hughes Memorial Medal (National) and Outstanding SA&NT Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Achievement Award
Awarded to the GP candidate who achieved the highest OSCE score within SA&NT and Australia in 2016.1

 

 

SA&NT Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Awards

Adelaide Health Care – RACGP SA&NT General Practice of the Year Award 2016
This award recognises the practice’s approach to patient health and wellbeing, exemplary service and quality of care provided to patients, health promotion initiatives and the practice’s involvement in general practice teaching.

 

Dr Frank Maldari – RACGP SA&NT General Practice Supervisor of the Year Award 2016
This award recognises Dr Maldari’s dedication and significant contribution towards the training and mentoring of general practice registrars, leading by example and inspiring those coming through the system to gain a strong appreciation of the general practice profession.

 

Dr Rebekah Webb – RACGP SA&NT Registrar of the Year Award 2016
This award recognises Dr Webb’s strong commitment to learning, the general practice profession and provision of high quality patient care.

 

 

Recent Appointments

Dr Melanie Smith – General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) – President
Dr Smith emerged as the strongest of five nominees to take over from GPRA President, Dr Jomini Cheong. Her particular interests are in palliative care, mental health and child health. Dr Smith looks forward to working with colleagues and supervisors to maintain the integrity of the training program and enhancing engagement with GPRA members and the professional bodies which shape the future of general practice.

Dr Steve Holmes – General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) – Chair
In October 2016, Dr Holmes was appointed Chair of the GPSA Board. He has a long history of advocacy for rural general practice through positions with a number of professional bodies, including the Australian Medical Association (AMA), and is also a specialist pathologist.

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