Nominations are now open for the 2019 AMA Doctor in Training of the Year Award

7 Mar 2019

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 2019 AMA Leadership Development Dinner will be held at the Blackbird Restaurant in Brisbane on Friday 24 May 2019 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 winner of the 2018 AMA DiT of the Year Award was Dr Mikaela Seymour, a general surgical principal house officer at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

The closing date for receipt of nominations for the award is COB Friday 26 April 2019.

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.

Submission of nominations electronically is preferred. Nominations, including all required documentation, should be emailed to

Alternatively, they may be mailed to:

2019 AMA Doctor in Training of the Year Award

General Practice and Workplace Policy Department

Australian Medical Association

PO Box 6090


Read more about the nomination process on the 2019 AMA National Conference website here