The mission statement of the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) includes the promotion of ‘excellence in prevocational training and recognise outstanding contributions’.  Each year CPMEC recognises both junior doctors and clinical educators across Australia and New Zealand who have made valuable contributions to prevocational medical education and training through two Awards:

These awards are presented at the annual Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum.

Nominations for the two Awards have a two-tiered structure:  jurisdictional winners are selected for the awards by each Postgraduate Medical Council (PMC) or equivalent, and the overall winner for each award is then selected by a small judging panel.  CPMEC will only accept one nomination for each Award from each PMC for that year.

Pictured: Dr Claire Blizard with some of the nominees for the CPMEC Awards at the 2022 Prevocational Medical Education Forum in Adelaide, November 2022