2017 AMA Doctor in Training of the Year Award

2 Mar 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 AMA Doctor in Training of the Year Award. 

The AMA Doctor in Training of the Year Award celebrates the accomplishments of a doctor in training in leadership and advocacy and will be presented at the AMA Leadership Development Dinner. The AMA Leadership Development Dinner will be held in Melbourne at Eureka 89 on Friday 26 May 2017 in conjunction with AMA National Conference

The AMA is committed to fostering the next generation of Australia’s medical leaders. This award recognises outstanding achievement in leadership and advocacy and encourages further development of leadership skills. The award recipient will be given a place in the AMA Future Leaders Program.

The closing date for receipt of nominations for the award is COB Friday 28 April 2017.

So what are we looking for?

This prestigious award will be awarded to a doctor in training who has made an outstanding contribution to leadership and advocacy in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Quality of care
  2. Medical research
  3. Teaching and education
  4. Public health
  5. Doctor’s wellbeing
  6. Community service
  7. Humanitarian issues
  8. Philanthropy to a cause

 Award nomination information

  • All nominees must be AMA members.
  • Nominations for this award may only be made by a member of the AMA.

 Nominations for the award must include:

  • a personal statement by the nominator describing the merit of the nominee in relation to the criteria for the relevant award;
  • a current Curriculum Vitae for the nominee; and
  • any additional supporting documentation relevant to the nomination.

 The recipient of the inaugural 2016 AMA Doctor in Training of the Year award was Dr Ruth Mitchell in recognition of her role in reducing workplace bullying and harassment in the medical profession and her outstanding contribution to leadership.

Submission of nominations electronically is preferred. Nominations, including all required documentation, should be emailed to scross@ama.com.au

Alternatively, they may be mailed to:

‘2017 AMA Doctor in Training of the Year Award’

General Practice, Legal Services and Workplace Policy Department

Australian Medical Association

PO Box 6090



The AMA is also currently calling for nominations for the 2017 AMA Public Health Awards. More information on these awards is available here