Rural Registrar of the Year award

About the Rural Registrar of the Year award

The Rural Registrar of the Year award recognises an exceptional general practice registrar who demonstrates a commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in rural or remote Australia.

The 'Rural Registrar of the Year' award includes:

  • registration to attend the College's annual conference GP19
  • return economy flights to Adelaide to attend the annual conference for the recipient
  • accommodation (including breakfast) for two nights
  • an invitation to attend the RACGP National Faculties Evening
  • The recipient will also be acknowledged at the RACGP Rural Annual Member meeting, at a date and venue to be confirmed.

A nominee must be a general practice registrar who is currently enrolled in the Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice through a regional training organisation (RTO).

The nominee must have:

  • demonstrated commitment to rural general practice
  • demonstrated commitment to learning and developing as a rural GP
  • evidence of service to rural patients
  • evidence of commitment and service to the rural practice in which they work
  • evidence of service to the rural community in which they practice or have practised.

The Rural Registrar of the Year can be nominated and seconded by any of the following; a general practice supervisor, a medical educator, a staff member of a regional training provider, or a RACGP member.

2019 nominations have now closed.

2018 winner

The winner of the 2018 Rural Registrar of the year award was Dr Kate Fox of Broome, Western Australia.

Dr Fox is doing her ARST in Aboriginal Health whilst continuing to work in rural communities, between three clinical sites as well as completing a non-clinical project. Kate is willing to take on and follow through with her patients care, including doing extra reading about conditions to support provision of high-level patient care and educations. She provides supervision support as needed to medical student rotations.

Dr Fox takes on the care of her patients in a holistic and complete manner; she ensures that a high level of care has been delivered. Kate has been commended for her ability to go above and beyond for her patients and being proactive team member.

Past award recipients

2018 Dr Kate Fox

2017 Dr Cassie Rickard

2016 Dr Fintan Andrews

2015 Dr Hannah Visser

2014 Dr Sam Gubicak

2013 Dr David Chessor

2012 Dr Angus McDonnell

2011 Dr Medhi Sanati Pour

2010 Dr Aileen Traves and Dr Nicola Patching

2009 Dr Sarah-Jane McEwan

2008 Dr Ingeborg Shea

2007 Dr Clare Willix

2006 Dr Jennifer Allen

2005 Dr Vicki Westoby


If you have any queries please contact RACGP Rural staff on

1800 636 764


 Rural Registrar of the Year Award 2019 (PDF 1.6 MB)