Junior Doctor of the Year and Clinical Educator of the Year Awards

Congratulations go to the 2022 South Australian jurisdictional winners

Dr Jerida Burgess (RMCLHN) Junior Doctor of the Year Award. Read more

Dr Niloofar Safaie Yazdi (NALHN) Clinical Educator of the Year Award. Read more

The Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) acknowledge junior doctors and clinical educators across Australia and New Zealand for their major contribution to prevocational medical education and training annually. Throughout the last 12 months we have seen a remarkable number of Trainee Medical Officers and Educators use creativity, innovation, and tenacity to enhance prevocational medical education and training.

Using a two-tiered selection process, jurisdictional winners are selected for each award and from this group an overall Trans-Tasman winner will be announced. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the following nominees for their significant accomplishments in medical education and training:

Nominees for the Junior Doctor of the Year Award

  • Dr Alisha Panwar (NALHN)
  • Dr Lewis Hewton (SALHN)

Nominees or the Clinical Educator of the Year Award

  • Dr Anugrah Chrispal (SALHN)
  • Dr Hamish Eske (RMCLHN)

Past winners

2021 South Australian Junior Doctor of the Year

Congratulations to South Australian Dr Shihab Siddiquee, an Anatomical Pathology Trainee at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network and has made significant contributions within medical education and training throughout his PGY1 and PGY2 years and is an advocate for TMO education and welfare. Dr Siddiquee has participated and prepared medical student and Intern tutorials, bedside teaching, lectures, and workshops while publishing several peer-reviewed papers.

2021 South Australian Clinical Educator of the Year

Congratulations to South Australian Dr Samuel Gluck, Medical Education Registrar at Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, awarded the South Australian winner of the Clinical Educator of the Year. Dr Gluck provides exceptional support to the teaching of Trainee Medical Officers, conducting regular informal wellbeing ward round check-ups and leads the development of NALHN Educational videos for flipped classroom teaching. Dr Gluck is approachable, kind-natured, non-judgemental and has a supportive approach.

2020 South Australian Junior Doctor of the Year

Congratulations to South Australian Dr Andre Tran, Intern at the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, awarded the South Australian winner for the Junior Doctor of the Year award and the CPMEC award nominee. Dr Tran has made an outstanding contribution to medical student teaching in the hospital setting and has also been awarded Clinical Associate Lecturer of the year by the Adelaide Simulation Centre.

2020 South Australian Clinical Educator of the Year

Congratulations to South Australian Dr Jarrod Marks, Medical Education Registrar at Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, awarded the South Australian winner of the Clinical Educator of the Year and the CPMEC award nominee. Dr Marks has had significant and impactful contribution to the teaching of junior doctors at both the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Modbury Hospital. Interns describe Dr Marks teaching as “a very high standard with strong clinical significance presented in an approachable and understandable manner”.

For further information and to view more past winners, visit the CPMEC website.