Service to the Community Award
The Service to the Community Award has been designed to recognise Fellows who have given long and dedicated service to their local community, without which the standard of surgical care in that community would have been less than society needs.
The NSW State Committee recognises a small number of Fellows throughout the year with this award and other awards that seek to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that our Fellows demonstrate. Previous Award recipients have made a significant impact on not only their patients but their hospitals, their communities and our College.
The criteria for these awards are understandably high and nominations should highlight the incredible benefit nominees bring to our college as a whole.
If you know of a Fellow who is deserving of this award please email the RACS NSW office.
Medical Student Award - Annual Essay Competition 2020
Congratulations to Harrison Faulkner, who has been awarded best essay in the 2019 essay competition "RACS and Junior Doctors. How and what can we do better for our future Surgeons? (PDF 304.5KB)"
Entries for the 2020 New South Wales State Committee Annual Essay Competition are now open.
Building upon RACS' vision of Leading surgical performance, professionalism and improving patient care, this year's essay topic "Describe your vision of sustainable surgery" asks medical students to explore the way in which surgeons can create a better culture within the workplace and within the communities across Australia and New Zealand.
The Competition is open to final year medical students in NSW. The winner will be awarded a RACS NSW State Committee Medical Student Medal and a certificate, with the winner's essay published on the RACS NSW page.
RACS NSW State Committee endeavours to promote a career in surgery among medical students by calling for them to think about surgery in a positive light.
Entries close on Friday, 28 August 2020.
For more information about the competition, please see our flyer (PDF 53.36KB).