John Corboy Medal

The John Corboy Medal is a prestigious award for surgical Trainees. It commemorates Dr John Corboy's achievements and recognises exceptional service by other Trainees. On the recommendation of the Trainees' Association, the John Corboy Medal is awarded annually to a Trainee who demonstrates the characteristics for which John was admired.

The award is made to a candidate who shows some or all of the following qualities:

  • Outstanding leadership
  • Selfless service
  • Tenacity
  • Service to trainees of the College

These qualities must be demonstrated in either the performance of his or her duties, service to the surgical community, the manner of and approach to the fulfilment of their surgical training and/or by their commitment to and involvement with the community of surgical Trainees.

To find out more about this award email racsta@surgeons.org 

John Corboy Medal recipients

2019 - Christopher Conyard
2018 - Ruth Mitchell
2018 -
Kimberly Aikins
2017 - Genevieve Gibbons

2016 - Grant A Fraser-Kirk
2014 - Gregory O'Grady
2013 - Ruth Blackham
2011 - Brandon Adams
2010 - Matthew Peters 

John Corboy Medal policy & contact

Please refer to the policy governing the John Corboy Medal (PDF 43.65KB) before submitting a nomination. Nominations must meet the criteria outlined in the policy. Download the John Corboy Medal nomination form (PDF 40.12KB)

Nominations may be mailed to:
Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainees' Association (RACSTA)
250-290 Spring Street
EAST MELBOURNE  VIC 3002 
Australia

or or by email to: RACSTA.Chair@surgeons.org
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1212 / 03 9276 7404