Branch and Tu Te Akaaka Roa - New Zealand National Office Awards

A range of awards are offered in local jurisdictions to acknowledge the achievements of trainees, medical students and Fellows.

ACT Branch

Beverley Raphael Prize for Psychiatry

This prize is awarded to the most outstanding final year medical student in psychiatry at the Australian National University, where Professor Raphael was the Professor of Psychiatry until 2016. The award consists of a payment of $1000.

Scientific Meeting Presentation Award

The RANZCP ACT Branch Scientific Meeting Presentation Award is awarded to a Registrar or Junior Doctor in Psychiatry for the most meritorious presentation at the annual Scientific Meeting. The Award consists of a payment of $500 and a certificate.

Teresa Foce Award

Dr Teresa Foce (ACT) was an outstanding Fellow who provided excellent clinical service as well as major contributions to trainee and medical student teaching and welfare. She was a highly respected peer and mentor to many trainees and Fellows. The Award acknowledges the most outstanding contributions by a trainee psychiatrist, individual or agency, as assessed through service to patients, the profession, and the community.

More about the Teresa Foce Award

ACT Branch Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award (ACT) acknowledges outstanding contribution to the function of the RANZCP or the practice of psychiatry in a clinical, academic or administrative capacity.

More about the ACT Meritorious Service Award


New South Wales Branch

NSW Branch Meritorious Service Award

Presented annually, this award recognises a Fellow of the RANZCP in New South Wales who has made significant, sustained contribution to the practice of psychiatry in a clinical, academic or administrative capacity, or to an agency or individual who is not a College Member, but has contributed to the improvement of mental health in New South Wales. The Award is presented at the Annual New South Wales Branch CME event. 

►More about the NSW Meritorious Service Award [PDF; 200KB]
Nomination form for the NSW Meritorious Service Award [MS Word; 117 KB]


 

Queensland Branch

John Bostock Prize in Psychiatry
Basil James Psychiatry Prize
Paul Schneider Award
Joan Lawrence Mental Health Prize

These prizes are awarded to the medical student with the highest mark in their mental heath rotation for their final year at the University of Queensland, James Cook University, Griffith University and Bond University. Recipients are awarded an engraved medallion and a cheque for $500.

Joan Lawrence Queensland Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award recognises either Fellows who have made significant, sustained contributions to the practice of psychiatry in a clinical, academic or   administrative capacity, or agencies or non-Fellows who have contributed to the improvement of mental health in Queensland.  This award is presented annually and consists of a medallion, and certificate and is presented at the Queensland Branch Annual Meeting.


South Australian Branch

Anne E Loughlin Memorial Prize

The Anne E Loughlin Memorial Prize is an award offered jointly by the RANZCP’s SA Branch, and the South Australian Psychiatry Training Committee. It is awarded annually to the person who has made an outstanding contribution to the training of psychiatrists in South Australia during the previous year. The Prize consists of a $500 book voucher from Imprints bookshop. A certificate is attached to the inside cover of the book chosen by the recipient.

Professor Rob Barrett Prize

This Prize commemorates the contribution of Professor Rob Barrett to post-graduate psychiatric training in South Australia. It is given for the best performance by a South Australian registrar in the RANZCP Basic Training examinations. The Prize consists of a framed certificate and $2,000 in the form of a $1,000 book voucher and $1,000 cash grant.

SA Branch Meritorious Service Award

This Award is given to a Fellow who is at, or near the end of their career in psychiatry and who has provided distinguished service to the practice of psychiatry in South Australia. 

SA Branch Meritorious Service Awards [PDF; 112KB]


Tu Te Akaaka Roa - New Zealand National Office

Peter Lewis Memorial Fund

Named in honour of the late Professor Peter Lewis, this award is made to a New Zealand trainee in child psychiatry to support attendance at the College Congress or a similar activity. The award comprises a sum of money towards the registration fee, travel and accommodation.

Dawn Short Trust Fund

The Dawn Short Trust Fund was established by a Trust Deed in 1979 with a bequest from Dawn Shirley Short.

The awards fall into the following four categories:

The Dawn Short Prize for Distinction

  • The Dawn Short Prize for Distinction will be awarded to a medical practitioner currently registered with, or a recent graduate of, a New Zealand-based RANZCP training programme for the best presentation at the RANZCP New Zealand Annual Conference.
  • The prize shall be awarded annually by the RANZCP New Zealand National Committee –Tu Te Akaaka Roa on the recommendation of an informally selected panel of senior College members attending the RANZCP New Zealand Annual Conference
  • The value of the Prize is $2000

A Dawn Short Prize for Excellence

  • A Dawn Short Prize for Excellence to be awarded to a sixth - year medical student enrolled in each School of Medicine who has shown the greatest aptitude and excellence in psychiatry throughout their clinical training.
  • The prize shall be awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of each Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine - Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland – in consultation with teachers in psychiatry.  
  • The recommendation will be based on performance during the fourth, fifth and sixth years of the course and on the result of the sixth year distinction viva voce examination. 
  • The value of each of these prizes is $1000.

A Dawn Short Prize for Merit

  • Dawn Short Prizes for Merit will be awarded to medical practitioners currently registered with a New Zealand-based RANZCP training programme for the best presentation at their local psychiatry academic meeting. 
  • The prize shall be awarded annually by the Training Committee associated with each of the five RANZCP New Zealand Training Programs - Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Upper Central North Island and Auckland on the recommendation of the local Director of Training. 
  • The value of each of these prizes is $300.

RANZCP Review Meeting Expenses

The Fund is to reimburse the cost of attendance by the academic co-ordinators for each of the five RANZCP New Zealand Training Programmes - Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Upper Central North Island and Auckland - at their annual review meeting. The reimbursement is intended to contribute towards travel and accommodation, to a limit of $5000. 

Please Tu Te Akaaka Roa - New Zealand National Office at nzoffice@ranzcp.org for details.

Kathleen Todd Fellowship in Psychiatry

The Fellowship encourages overseas postgraduate experience for medical practitioners training or trained in psychiatry, with the object of improving psychiatric resources in New Zealand. The Fund may grant fellowships, bursaries, travelling and other scholarships to assist with the expenses of doctors obtaining additional experience overseas.

.More information on the Katheleen Todd Fellowship in Psychiatry [PDF; 123 KB]
.Kathleen Todd Fellowship application form [MS Word; 50 KB]


Victorian Branch

John Cade Memorial Medal

Named in honour of the late Dr John Cade, the John Cade Memorial Medal is awarded to a final year Victorian medical student following a special clinical examination at Monash University or the University of Melbourne.

Victorian Branch Meritorious Service Award

The RANZCP’s Victorian Branch Meritorious Awards are awarded annually to recognise the outstanding contribution to psychiatry by a Fellow and an external agency or individual. The Meritorious Awards are presented at the Victorian Branch AGM in the year of the award.

.More about the Victorian Branch Meritorious Service Awards [PDF; 112KB]


Western Australia Branch

CB Kidd Memorial Prize

Named in honour of the late Dr Cecil Kidd, the annual CB Kidd Memorial Prize is awarded to the best student in psychiatry during the course of the degree of Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia. The award consists of a medallion, a certificate and a cheque for $600, which is presented at the WA Branch General Meeting.

Arch Ellis Memorial Award

Named in honour of the late Dr Arch Ellis, the Arch Ellis Award is awarded annually to the fourth year medical student at the University of Western Australia who obtains the highest marks in psychiatry the previous year. The award consists of a medallion, a certificate and a cheque for $500, which is presented at the WA Branch General Meeting.

Mark Rooney Memorial Prize

Named in honour of the late Dr Mark Rooney, the Mark Rooney Memorial prize is awarded annually to the fourh year MBBS (postgraduate) student at Notre Dame University who obtains the highest mark in Psychiatry. The award consists of a medallion, a certificate and a cheque for $500 which is presented at the WA Branch General Meeting.

WA Branch Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award of the RANZCP’s WA Branch is awarded on an occasional basis to recognise outstanding contribution to psychiatry in Western Australia by a person or organisation. Nominations are received from the WA Fellowship and are assessed by the Branch Committee. The Award is presented at the Western Australian branch dinner in the year of award, and consists of a medallion and certificate.

WA Meritorious Service Award - nomination form


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