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2019 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.

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

  • Made a significant contribution to teaching of junior doctors; and/or
  • Evidence of developing innovative programs and approaches for 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
  • Evidence of advocating for junior doctors education and training in the workplace and beyond, which could include contributions to a Postgraduate Medical Council (or equivalent); and/or
  • Evidence of improving education and training opportunities in rural health; and/or
  • Other relevant contributions

The 2019 CPMEC Clinical Educator of the Year Award was presented to Dr David Forster from Western Australia.


The jurisdiction winners for 2019 were:

Northern Territory:    Dr Serne Kemp and Dr William Majoni

Victoria:   Dr Joanna Lawrence

New South Wales:   Dr Eddy Fischer

South Australia:    Mr Adrian Anthony

Western Australia:    Dr David Forster

Queensland:    Dr Brendan Carrigan

Australian Capital Territory: Dr Carolyn Petersons

New Zealand:   Dr Ryan Paul


Previous Winners:-

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)