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was established in 2013 by the Queensland State Committee. It was developed to foster a link between the College and junior doctors and also the developing Surgical Interest Groups which are present in all medical schools at Queensland universities.

The award is for the best paper presented by a medical student or junior doctor at the Queensland State Committee's Annual State Meeting. The award is in the form of a certificate and a payment for the amount of $1,000.

Award recipients

2022 - Dr Hayman Lui - "A contemporary evaluation of surgical aortic valve replacement outcomes and temporal trends"
2021 - Dr Samuel Smith - "Outcomes and costs of open and endovascular revascularisation for chronic limb ischaemia in an Australian cohort" 
2020 - Dr Amanda Liesegang - "Outcomes of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) 15 years of experience in the Queensland liver transplant service (QLTS)"
2019 - Dr Andrew Morton - "Patient selection for prostate biopsy using a multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) based triage pathway is feasible, improves prostate cancer"
2018 - Dr Samuel Smith - “A systematic review and mata-analysis of risk factors for and incidence of 30-day readmission after revascularisation for peripheral artery disease”
2017 - Mr Evan Matthews - "Athero-occlusive Disease is Associated with Reduced Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth" 

2016 - Dr Natasha van Zyl - "Activation of the Protein C Pathway and Endothelial Glycocalyx Shedding is associated with Coagulopathy in an Ovine Model of Truma and Haemorrhage"
2015 - Dr Dylan Morris - "Development and Assessment of an Angiographic Scoring System for Peripheral Artery Disease"
2014 - Mr Jonathan Quinn - "Comparison of CT versus X-Ray KUB for follow up of Renal and Ureteric Calculi"
2013 - Mr Oliver Cronin - "The Association of Visceral Adiposity with Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease"