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2020 RACGP

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health awards

Over the past ten years, the faculty has celebrated many significant achievements.

Central to this has been the hard work of members, GPs in training and medical students, which we have recognised through our annual awards.

Do you know an RACGP member or GP(s) who advocates for the improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health? Or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander GP in training or medical student who is studying at an Australian University who’s interested in general practice?  If so, nominate them below.

Faculty awards nomination deadline extended to 11 September 2020

 


2020 Standing Strong Together award

Each year starting in 2007, RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health presents the Standing Strong Together award to a Fellow, member of the RACGP or an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who has contributed to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 Winners of the award will receive:

  • a commemorative trophy presented at GP20’s digital award ceremony
  • complimentary registration to GP20 – 16th – 28th November 2020
  • a copy of ‘Working Together: A history of the National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health’ and 10th anniversary faculty commemorative polo
  • opportunity to present at the Faculty’s annual members meeting.   
‘Earning the trust of the community requires real commitment, but with this trust comes a level of engagement, frankness, openness and honesty that some people have never had before with a doctor and then we get to do great work together on their health and broader wellbeing. This is incredibly rewarding - 2019 Standing Strong Together award winner, Dr Peter Walsh, GP at First Peoples Health and Wellbeing

Download the  2020 Standing Strong Together Award nomination form (PDF 3 MB)

For further information about past winners, please visit our Honour Board.
 

 

2020 Growing Strong award

The Growing Strong award was established in 2017 to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs in training during the early stages of their GP career. It complements the RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health’s existing Standing Strong Together award.

The Growing Strong award is generously donated by Dr and Mrs Pinskier and is valued at $5000. The award includes registration  to GP20 (16th – 28th November 2020). All residual funding will go towards the recipient’s examination fees.

‘Winning this award means I am able to ... be inspired by my Indigenous and non-Indigenous Elders as they speak about this wonderful discipline of medicine that I am so passionate about’ - 2018 Growing Strong award winner was Dr Casey Kalsi
 

Download the  2020 Growing Strong Award nomination form (PDF 3 MB)

For further information about past winners, please visit our Honour Board. 
 

 

2020 Medical Student award

The award is provided to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical students that are currently studying at an Australian university with an interest in general practice.

Winners of the award will receive:

  • a commemorative trophy presented at GP20’s digital award ceremony
  • complimentary registration to GP20 – 16th – 28th November 2020
  • a copy of ‘Working Together: A history of the National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health’ and 10th anniversary faculty commemorative polo
  • opportunity to present at the Faculty’s annual members meeting

‘General practice has the flexibility to provide a work–life balance, but also it provides the opportunity to work rurally and help people who are isolated from healthcare services. I hope in my future I can work in some of these communities, most likely as a rural generalist.’ – Kayla Ramires, 2018 Student Bursary award winner

Download the  2020 Medical Student Award  nomination form (PDF 6 MB)

Previous winners

Standing Strong Together award

2019 Standing Strong Together award winner

Dr Peter Walsh, GP at First Peoples Health and Wellbeing

Student Bursary

2016 Student Bursary joint award winners

Gary Sitt and Danielle Dries

Growing Strong Award

2018 Growing Strong Award winner

Dr Casey Kalsi, with A/Prof Peter O’Mara and award donor Dr Nathan Pinskier at GP18


 

Enquiries
1800 000 251
aboriginalhealth@racgp.org.au