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The AMA presents a range of awards to recognise outstanding achievement in those working to better the health of Australians. 

Gold Medal

The Gold Medal of the Association is the highest honour the Association can bestow.  It may be awarded to and bestowed on members of the profession who have rendered outstanding services to the Association, to the practice of medicine, or to the community, and shall not be awarded by virtue of holding any office or position within the Association, a State AMA, Specialty Group or Special Interest Group.

Recipients of the Gold Medal and the year bestowed:

2015

Dr Steve Hambleton

  

2014

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AO

2009

Professor Ian Frazer

2008

Professor Fiona Stanley

2007

Dr George Santoro

2006

Professor Barry Marshall

2006

Professor Robin Warren

2004

Dr Michael Scollin Rice

1998

Sir Gustav Nossal

1995

Dr Brendan John Nelson

1994

Dr Frederick Bryce Macaulay Phillips

1993

Dr Bruce Dalway Shepherd

1992

Dr Kevin James Fagan

1992

Dr Trevor George Pickering

1987

Dr George Dimitri Repin

1986

Dr Harold Lindsay Thompson 

1983

Dr Lionel Leopold Wilson

1977

Dr Ronald Richmond Winton

1976

Sir Keith Stephen Jones

1974

Sir Geoffrey Newman-Morris

1971

Dr Roderick H MacDonald

1968

 Dr Clarence O F Rieger

1966

Sir Angus Johnston Murray

1964

Sir Cecil Colville

 

 

President’s Award

The AMA President's Award is granted to a person, not necessarily a medical practitioner, who, in the opinion of the President, has made an outstanding contribution towards fostering the objectives of the AMA.

Recipients of the President’s Award, year bestowed and name of President who nominated:

2016

Dr Paul Bauert and Dr Graeme Killer AO

Awarded by Professor Brian Owler

2015

Dr Catherine Hamlin AC

Awarded by Associate Professor Brian Owler

2014

Dr Bernard Quin

Awarded by Dr Steve Hambleton

2013

 

Dr Brian Morton AM and Dr Peter Ford

Awarded by Dr Steve Hambleton

2011

Ms Perry Sperling.

Awarded by Dr Andrew Pesce

2010

Professor Caroline de Costa.

Awarded by Dr Andrew Pesce

2009

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal and Dr Dana Wainwright.

Awarded by Dr Rosanna Capolingua

2008

Dr Martin Van der Weyden, Mr Kerry Gallagher, Mr Paul Boyatzis.

Awarded by Dr Rosanna Capolingua

2007

Dr Don Sheldon.

Awarded by Dr Mukesh Haikerwal

2006

Mr John Perrin.

Awarded by Dr Mukesh Haikerwal

2005

AMA Directors.

Awarded by Dr William Glasson

2004

The Hon Douglas Ackley Lowe AM.

Awarded by Dr William Glasson

2003

Members of the AMA Medical Professional Indemnity Task Force from June 2002 to 31 May 2003.

  • Dr Michael Sedgley (Chair)
  • Dr Christopher Cain
  • Dr William Glasson
  • Dr Peter Garcia-Webb
  • Dr Andrew Pesce
  • Dr Russell Stitz
  • Dr Nicholas Little
  • Mr Laurie Pincott

Awarded by Dr Kerryn Phelps

2002

Dr Paul Bauert.

Awarded by Dr Kerryn Phelps

2000

Mr Roger Kilham.

Awarded by Dr David Brand

1999

Dr Peter Arnold.

Awarded by Dr David Brand

1998

The Hon Graham Kierath.

Awarded by Dr Keith Woollard

1997

The Rt Hon John Howard, Prime Minister.

Awarded by Dr Keith Woollard

1996

Tricia Caswell.

Awarded by Dr David Weedon

Roll of Fellows

2016Dr Anthony Bartone MBBS, FRACGP, MBA
 Dr Michael Gannon MBBS (WA), MRCPI, FRANZCOG
 Dr Paul Mara MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, DipRACOG
 Dr Shaun Rudd MBBS, BCH, BAO (Belfast)
 

Dr Peter Sharley OAM MBBS (Adel), Dip Obs RACOG,

PG Dip Av Med, PG Cert AME, Dip Bus Mgt, GAICD, FANZCA, FCICM

  

2015

Dr Iain Stirling Dunlop MB BS (Hons II), FRANZCO, FRACS

 

Associate Professor Robyn Langham MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACP GAICD

 

Dr Christopher Moy MBBS FRACGP

 

To view the citations, please click here

  

2014

Dr Alex Markwell

 

Dr Stephen Parnis, MBBS DipSurgAnay FACEM

 

Dr Stephen Wilson

  

2012

Dr Richard Kidd

 

Associate Professor David Mountain

 

Professor Simon Willcock

  

2011 

Dr Peter Francis Burke MBBS (Melb.), FRCS(Eng.), FRACS, FACEM, DHMSA

 

Dr Christopher Davis MBChB, MBA, FCP (SA), M Med, FRACP, FAFRM

 

Dr Henry Douglas Hicks – MBBS, FRACS

 

Dr Gary Raymond Speck, BMedSc (Hons.), MBBS, FRACS, FA(Orth), RACS,

SICOT, NASS, ISMISS, ISIS, AOA, SSA

 

Dr Gino Francis Pecoraro MBBS, MRANZCOG, FRANZCOG

 

Dr Catherine Hutton

  

2010

Dr Michael Graham Aizen MBBS BHS FRACGP FRACMA FRACRRM

 

Dr Richard Fook Kiong Choong MB, BCh, BAO, (NUI): LRCSI & PI; FRACGP

 

Dr David Game AO MB BS, KStJ, FRACGP, FRCGP, Hon FHKCGP, MCFPC (Life)

 

Dr Christopher Middleton MBBS, FRACP

 

Professor Robert Anthony James Conyers MBBS, BSc(Hons), DPhil, MBL,

FRCPA, FFSc, FAICD, AFRACMA, MAACB, MRACI

 

Dr Mason Stevenson MBBS (Mon), FRACGP

Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship

The Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship was established in 1994 to support promising Indigenous medical students, with the aim of increasing the number of Indigenous doctors in Australia. The value of the 2015 scholarship is $10,000 per annum, and is tenable for each year of medicine the recipient successfully completes.

The AMA has supported many young Indigenous doctors through the scheme, including some who are now prominent figures in Australian medicine.

2016

Darren Hartnett

2015

India Latimore

2014

Wayne Ah-Sam

2013

Ngaree Blow

2012

Glenda Brown

2011

Murray Haar

2010

Karen Taylor

2009

Terence Morich

2008

Gemma Johnston

2007

Sarah Dunn

Michelle Fraser

2006

Felicity Chapman

Beth Kervin

2005

Clare Patterson

Amy Rosser

2003

David Hall

Sean White

2001

David Nichols

1999

Angela Jillamen

1998

Clinton Smyth

Neil Wilmet

1997

Gavin Williams

Kelvin Kong

1996

Jacqueline Whap

Clare Patterson

1995

Alex Brown

Marlene Kong

Dirsty Ashtray and ACOSH/AMA Scoreboard Awards

Year

Dirty Ashtray

Dirty Ashtray Runner Up

Best Performer

1994

NT

QLD

WA

1995

NT&TAS

QLD

WA

1996

QLD

TAS

ACT

1997

QLD

NSW

ACT

1998

QLD

NT

TAS

1999

QLD&NT

VIC

ACT

2000

NT

QLD

WA

2001

NT

SA

TAS

2002

NT

QLD

VIC

2003

QLD

TAS

NT

2004

TAS

NSW&VIC

NT

2005

ACT

NT

QLD/TAS

2006

NT

ACT

QLD/WA

2007

NT

ACT

WA

2008

NT

ACT

QLD/WA

2009

SA

NT/TAS

VIC

2010

SA

NT

NSW/WA

2011

Big Tobacco

QLD

Fed Gov/WA

2012

VIC

QLD

SA

2013

VIC & QLD

NT

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT & TAS

2014

VIC

SA

ACT & TAS

2015

SA

VIC

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

Excellence in Health Care Award

This award is for an individual, not necessarily a doctor or AMA member, who has made a significant contribution to improving health or health care in Australia. The person may be involved in health awareness, health policy or health delivery. One award is granted annually.

The recipient of this award will be an individual who has made a major contribution to health care in Australia under one or more of the following criteria:

 

  1. Showing ongoing commitment to quality health & medical care; or
  2. Contributing to medical research within Australia; or
  3. Initiation and involvement in public health projects or health awareness campaigns ; or
  4. Improving the availability & accessibility of medical education and medical training; or
  5. Advancing health & medical issues in the political arena; or
  6. Promoting awareness of the impact of social and economic issues on health; or
  7. Contributing to community needs as a health care provider; or
  8. Improving health care services in any field. 

2016

Associate Professor John Boffa & Ms Donna Ah Chee

  

2015

Associate Professor Smita Shah

2014

Dr Mehdi Sanati Pour

2011

Dr Mark Wenitong

2010

Prof Guy Maddern

2009

Dr Peter Sharpe

2008

Dr Nigel Stewart

2007

Prof Michael Kidd

2006

Prof Creswell J. Eastman

 

Woman in Medicine Award

The recipient of this award is a member of the AMA who has made a major contribution to the medical profession by:

  1. Showing ongoing commitment to quality care, and/or
  2. Contributing to medical research within Australia, and/or
  3. Initiation and involvement in public health projects, and/or
  4. Improving the availability and accessibility of medical education and medical training for women, and/or
  5. Contributing to medical politics. 

2016

Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton

2015

Dr Joanna Flynn AM

2014

Professor Kate Leslie

2011

Dr Barbara Bauert

2005

Dr Ngaire Brown

2004

Dr Gabrielle Casper

2003

Dr Elizabeth Jane

2002

Dr Deborah Colville

2001

Dr Patricia Mackay

2000

Professor Joan Lawrence

1999

Professor Tess Cramond

1998

Professor Priscilla Kincaid-Smith

Women's Health Award

The Women’s Health Award is presented to a person who has made a major contribution to women’s health in Australia.

This may have been achieved through the promotion of public health initiatives, health awareness campaigns, contributing to the community needs as a health care provider, and contributing to improving health care services in any field of women’s health. 

2005

Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh

2004

Dr Gabrielle Casper

2003

Dr Marilyn McMurchie

2002

Dr Francis Boyle

2001

Dr Tania Black

2000

Dr Margaret Davy

1999

Dr Anne Buist

1998

Ms Judith Dwyer

AMA Media Awards (State and Federal)

Federal AMA recognises excellence in the areas of public health campaigns, publications, lobbying initiatives and websites. These awards are keenly contested and independently judged.

Best Public Health Campaign

2015

Queensland - Obesity Campaign

  

2014

 New South Wales – Alcohol-related Violence

2013

New South Wales Kids Don’t Fly

2012

New South Wales – Preventable Child deaths and injuries campaigns

2011

Western Australia – Anti-smoking campaign

2010

Western Australia – Good

Health – Great Future

2009

New South Wales – Protecting Children from Tobacco

AMA Western Australia – Smoke Free Dining

2008

Australian Capital Territory – Art In, Butt Out

2007

Western Australia – Dr Yes & Queensland – Kidz GP Campaign

2006

Queensland – Kidz GP Campaign

2005

Queensland – Kidz GP Campaign

2004

New South Wales – The fight to rid NSW pubs and clubs of smoke

2003

Queensland – Rural Health week 2002, Western Australia – Unemployment: the forgotten illness program

2002

Western Australia – Dr Yes, Doctor youth education sessions

2001

Western Australia – Youth Friendly Doctor Campaign

2000

New South Wales – Medicinal Use of Cannabis

1999

South Australia – Road Trauma Awareness Campaign

1998

Western Australia – Aboriginal health resource for GPs

1997

Western Australia – Campaign serving the WA community by supporting doctors in the bush

1996

New South Wales – Anna Wood Drug and Alcohol Education Project

1995

Western Australia – Employment and Health Strategy

1994

Victoria – Summit of Youth Smoking

1993

Queensland – Family Doctor Week

Best AMA Publication

2015

Victoria - VicDoc

  

2014

New South Wales – NSW Doctor

2013

South Australia – MedicSA

2012

South Australia –  Medic SA

2011

Australian Capital Territory  – Canberra Doctor

2010

New South Wales – NSW Doctor & South Australia –  Medic SA

2009

New South Wales – NSW Doctor

2008

Queensland – Doctor Q

2007

Australian Capital Territory – Canberra Doctor

2006

Queensland – Doctor Q

2005

Western Australia – Medicus

2004

New South Wales – The NSW Doctor

2003

Western Australia – Medicus

2002

Victoria – VicDoc

2001

South Australia – SA Medical Review

2000

South Australia – SA Medical Review

1999

Queensland – AMAQ

1998

Australian Capital Territory – Canberra Doctor

1997

South Australia – SA Medical Review

1996

Western Australia – Medicus

1995

South Australia – SA Medical Review

1994

South Australia – SA Medical Review

1993

Western Australia – Medicus

Best Lobby Campaign

2015

New South Wales - NSW State Election

  

2014

South Australia – Co-location of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital

2013

Victoria – Violence and Security in Hospitals

2012

Western Australian – Four our rural campaign

2011

Western Australia – Against the odds  campaign

2010

Victoria – War on Red Tape

2009

Western Australia – Remuneration Review

2008

Western Australia – Remuneration Review

2007

Victoria – Remuneration Review 2006

2006

South Australia – Election priorities for health 2006 & beyond

2005

Western Australia – Passive Smoking Campaign

2004

Queensland – 2004 QLD State Election

2003

New South Wales – 2003 NSW State Election

2002

New South Wales – Upgrade of hospital security campaign

2001

Western Australia – Metropolitan Health Service Board Project

2000

Western Australia – AMA (WA)  Police Service Medical Identification card

1999

New South Wales – campaign dealing with the indemnity insurance crisis

1998

Not awarded

1997

Western Australia – Gun law reform project

1996

Northern Territory –  Campaign for a trial methadone program, pain clinic and review of drug rehabilitation services

1995

Victoria – Campaign on casemix funding

1994

Western Australia – Project to modify legislation on workers’ compensation

1993

Western Australia – Smoking and Health Campaign

Best Innovative use of website or new media

State AMAs were invited to submit an entry for best website or use of new media.  The judges considered the ease of use, timeliness of material, the range of information and services provided, as well as layout and design.

2015

Western Australia - Part-time Doctor Portal

2014

Queensland – AMAQ website – Health Vision Blog

2013

Victoria for creative use with Twitter

2012

New South Wales

2011

Queensland – Find A Doctor website and iPhone application

2010

Queensland

2009

Western Australia

2008

Western Australia

2007

Western Australia

2006

Queensland (with an honourable mention for Northern Territory)

2005

Queensland

2004

New South Wales

2003

Western Australia

2002

Western Australia

National Advocacy Award

This award is for the best example of cooperation between the Federal AMA and the State/Territory AMAs on a major issue. 

2015 : AMA Victoria - Stop the co-payment #StopTheCoP

2014 : Western Australia – Campaign against Curtin University Medical School