John Corboy Medal
Dr John Corboy (1969-2007) was elected chair of the RACS Trainees' Association in 2007. He was a great leader and a selfless representative of RACS Trainees. He generously gave his peers his time and wisdom. His energetic service to the profession and his tenacious passion for surgery despite personal adversity was remarkable.
This prestigious award for surgical Trainees commemorates Dr John Corboy's achievements and recognises exceptional service by other Trainees. 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
- 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.
Nominations for this award are held annually. For more information refer to RACS distinguished awards.
Nominations for the John Corboy Medal open June 1 and close July 31 each year with the recipient announced by the end of the year, and awarded at the RACS ASC the following year.