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2020 CPMEC Clinical Educator of the Year Award

The CPMEC Australia & New Zealand Clinical Educator of the Year Award has been presented anually since 2010. The award recognises clinical educators across Australia and New Zealand who have made a major contribution to the education and training of junior doctors.

Usually the jurisdictional winners and the overall winner are recognised at the annual Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum.  With the 2020 Forum postponed to 2021, there was a virtual ceremony this year on 24 November. 

The recipient of this award is a clinical educator who fulfils more than one of the following criteria: 

  • Made a significant contribution to teaching of junior doctors; and/or
  • Demonstrated the develoment of innovative programs and approaches to the education of  junior doctors; and/or
  • Made a significant contribution to mentoring and the provision of career advice to junior doctors; and/or
  • Made a significant contribution to promoting the well-being of junior doctors; and/or
  • Advocated for the education and training of junior doctors  in the workplace and beyond, which could include contributions to a Postgraduate Medical Council (or equivalent); and/or
  • Demonstrated improving education and training opportunities in rural health; and/or
  • Other relevant contributions

The 2020 CPMEC Clinical Educator of the Year Award will be presented to Dr Greg Sweetman from Western Australia at the 2021 ANZPME Forum.


The jurisdiction winners for 2020 were:  

New Zealand: Dr David Gow 

New South Wales: Dr Andrew Baker

Victoria: Dr Anoushka Perera

South Australia: Dr Jarrod Marks

Queensland: Dr Milap Rughani

Australian Capital Territory: Dr Luke Streitberg

Northern Territory: Dr Nadarajah Kangaharan

Tasmania: Dr Ginita Oberoi  


Previous Winners:- 

2019: Dr David Forster (WA) 

2018:  Dr Lucy Kilshaw (WA)

2017: Dr Jonathan Albrett (NZ)

2016: Dr Monica Gope (WA)

2015: Dr Mary Wicks (NT)

2014 Dr Lynn Hemmings (TAS)

2013 Dr Pat Alley (NZ)

2012  Lynne Denby (VIC) & Amanda Cawthorne-Crosby (NT)

2011   Dr David Oldham (WA)

2010   Dr Richard Tarala (WA)