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In 2022, there will be five category of awards. Up to five finalists will be identified by the selection panel for each category, and a President’s Award will be chosen by the AMA Victoria President. All award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 29 April 2022.

Winners will receive a trophy and a certificate, all finalists will receive a framed certificate, and the recipient of the President’s Award will receive a medal and a certificate.

 

JUDGING PROCESS

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A judging panel will be convened through AMA Victoria’s State Council.

Each panel judge will be asked to make a selection (based on the conditions of the Prize) of the best four research essays from up to nine MJA Journals. If appropriate, an essay of a particularly specialist nature would be referred to another panel judge for comment, or to an external expert advisor. The external expert advisor might be a contact of the panel judge, or can be sourced by the Secretariat.

A moderation exercise will be conducted whereby panel judges will be paired and will decide the best four essays out of their combined eight. Depending on the number of judges on the panel, at the end of the exercise a total of eight to twelve essays would be accumulated.

A meeting will be convened of all panel judges to discuss the short list of essays and rank them according to the conditions of the Prize. Finally, a shortlist of three essays would be recommended to the AMA Victoria Board, in order of preference, for the Board’s endorsement.

 

PRISCILLA KINCAID-SMITH AWARD

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This award recognises outstanding achievement of a senior doctor who has undertaken pioneering work in medical practice, education or research, preventative health or patient advocacy.

Applicants will need to demonstrate that their work has achieved national or international prominence in one or more of the following areas:

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter of no more than three pages (12-point font) outlining how their work has achieved national or international prominence. Applicants may consider including any relevant research projects, education, studies, teaching, advocacy or other work. 

Applicants may also be called upon by the Selection Panel to provide evidence of claims made within any of the submitted documentation.

Criteria Weighting
Demonstrates effective and inclusive behaviour 20
Can demonstrate pioneering work in medical practice, education or research, preventative health or patient advocacy. 40
The nominee’s work has achieved national or international significance 10
The nominee’s efforts have made or have the potential to make a significant impact on the medical profession or the broader community. 30

 

AMA VICTORIA JUNIOR DOCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

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The Award recognises a doctor in training who has made an outstanding contribution to the medical profession and/or the community.  It can be awarded for significant achievement in areas such as teaching and education; leadership and advocacy; doctors’ wellbeing and community service.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter of no more than three pages (12-point font) outlining how they have made an outstanding contribution to the medical profession and the community. Applicants may consider including any relevant examples in teaching and education, leadership and advocacy or examples of the applicant’s contribution to doctors’ wellbeing and community service.

Applicants may also be called upon by the Selection Panel to provide evidence of claims made within any of the submitted documentation.

Criteria Weighting
Demonstrates effective and inclusive behaviour 20
Can demonstrate outstanding effort and contribution to the medical profession and/or the broader community through one or more of the following teaching, education, leadership, advocacy, doctors’ wellbeing and/or community service.  40
Demonstrates leadership potential 10
The nominee’s efforts have made or have the potential to make a significant impact on the medical profession or the broader community. 30

 

PATRICK PRITZWALD-STEGMANN AWARD

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This award recognises a doctor who has made an exceptional contribution to the wellbeing of his or her colleagues and/or the broader community.

Applicants will need to demonstrate that their work has enhanced the health and wellbeing of his or her colleagues or the wider community through advocacy, education, leadership or other highly dedicated efforts.

Criteria Weighting
Demonstrates effective and inclusive leadership 20
Demonstrated exceptional effort to improving the wellbeing of healthcare workers or the broader community  30
Acts as a positive role model to other healthcare workers 10
The impact of the work is significant or has the potential to be significant 40

 

AMA VICTORIA PRESIDENT'S AWARD

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The AMA Victoria President’s Award may be made to a person, not necessarily a medical practitioner, who, in the eyes of the AMA President, has made an outstanding contribution toward furthering the objectives of the AMA through advocacy.

The President’s Award is decided by the President of AMA Victoria subject to the endorsement of the AMA Victoria Board.

Criteria Weighting
Demonstrates effective and inclusive leadership 20
Demonstrated outstanding contribution to furthering the objectives of AMA   20
Acts as a positive role model to other healthcare workers and the community  20
The impact of the work is significant or has the potential to be significant 20
Demonstrated outstanding advocacy efforts 20

 

SIR RICHARD STAWELL MEMORIAL PRIZE

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The Prize will be awarded annually to the author(s) of a research essay published in the Research Sections of MJA which:

The lead author of the research essay must be a graduate of an Australian University.

Given that the Stawell Prize was not awarded in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the period from which the research essays will be selected from MJA has been revised. It will be from 1st January 2020 to 31st January 2022, being 24 months in total.

 

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