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We will be presenting awards to doctors and DIT managers in the four categories below:

  • JMO of the Year - $2500 prize for the winner
  • Registrar of the Year - $2500 prize for the winner
  • Teacher of the Year - $2500 prize for the winner
  • DIT Manager of the Year - $2500 prize for the winner

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JMO of the Year

Criteria and previous winner:

Nominations for this award are open to doctors who are PGY1 or PGY2 in 2019. In this category we are looking for doctors who:

  • have excellent clinical skills
  • have demonstrated non-clinical professional excellence (e.g. advocacy, mentoring, support provided to colleagues)
  • have made significant contributions to prevocational medical education and training
  • do extra-curricular work and display non-clinical professional excellence
  • provide support to their colleagues
  • and live up to the Health Minister's CORE values

The previous winner, Dr Tom Melhuish, won because his colleagues recognised his excellent clinical skills, as well as his calm, reassuring demeanour and willingness to lend a hand to others.

Registrar of the Year

Criteria and previous winner:

Nominations for this award are open to doctors who are registrars in 2019. In this category we are looking for doctors who:

  • have excellent clinical skills
  • have demonstrated non-clinical professional excellence (e.g. advocacy, mentoring, support provided to colleagues)
  • have made significant contributions to prevocational medical education and training
  • do extra-curricular work and display non-clinical professional excellence
  • provide support to their colleagues
  • and live up to the Health Minister's CORE values

The previous winner, Dr Khushboo Baheti, was recognised for her empathy, compassion and uncommon initiative. She is always keen to work with her patients to apply evidence-based principles to help them achieve their goals in recovery and life.

Teacher of the Year

Criteria and previous winner:

In this category we are looking for doctors who:

  • have excellent teaching skills and knowledge
  • are respected by doctors-in-training and other colleagues

The previous winner, Dr Hari Nandakoban (whose colleague Prof Nicholas Shackel is pictured accepting the award on his behalf), won as a result of wide support from staff at Liverpool Hospital.

One of his nominators remarked: “Hari is a well-respected renal physician and medical educator by doctors-in-training at all levels. BPTs and RMOs at Liverpool and outside of the network recognise the support provided to JMOs by the training program that he leads. Many DITs return to Liverpool Hospital for their advanced training. DITs become key educators, many in the BPT unit, and cite Hari as their role model.”

DIT Manager of the Year

Criteria and previous winner:

In this category we are looking for managers who:

  • Show compassion, support, fairness and diligence
  • Support from Doctors in Training, JMOs, Managers and Senior Medical Staff

To qualify the nominee must:

  • be a non-clinical administrator or manager
  • be the liaison between JMOs/DITs, senior clinicians and administrators
  • be responsible for rostering (inclusion of evening, overnight, and weekend)
  • assign and collate term allocations
  • be responsible for overseeing the training, education, wellbeing and provide pastoral care to JMOs/DITs (inclusion of JMO Managers, BPT Managers, Surgical Skills Managers)

The previous winner, Linda Bell, won after being nominated by dozens of doctors-in-training.

Nominators for Ms Bell described her as being ‘like a mother’ to pre-vocational and vocational surgical trainees at Westmead Hospital.