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 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 Gala Dinner in conjunction with AMA National Conference 2020. The 2020 AMA Gala Dinner will be held at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday, 30 May 2020.

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 winner of the 2019 AMA DiT of the Year Award was Dr Rebecca Ryder an Obstetrics Registrar at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.


The closing date for receipt of nominations for the award is COB Friday 24 April 2020.

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.
  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • Nominators are asked to let nominees know they are nominated.


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