Toni Medcalf Community Service Award

Applications open 2017

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Toni Medcalf was an Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) trainee with a passionate interest in education. She was an active participant in Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Paediatric Life Support and Instructor courses and volunteered her time extensively in regional and rural settings across Australia and the Pacific. Toni made a significant contribution to improving the health outcomes of the community through her work at Canberra Hospital where she was a well-respected and well-liked emergency medicine trainee.
 
This annual award seeks to recognise the outstanding personal contribution of one provisional or advanced trainee towards improving health outcomes for the Australasian community. The Toni Medcalf Award highlights the importance of voluntary service which is the cornerstone of the ACEM philosophy and seeks to celebrate the significant achievements of an ACEM trainee.
1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The Toni Medcalf Community Service Award is an annual award which recognises the outstanding personal contribution of a provisional or advanced trainee towards improving health outcomes for the community. The award highlights the importance of voluntary service which is the cornerstone of the ACEM philosophy and seeks to celebrate the significant achievements of an ACEM trainee.

2. BACKGROUND
Toni Medcalf was a trainee of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM/the College) with a passionate interest in education. She was an active participant in Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Paediatric Life Support and Instructor courses and volunteered her time extensively in regional and rural settings across Australia and the Pacific. Toni made a significant contribution to improving the health outcomes of the community through her work at Canberra Hospital, where she was a well-respected and well-liked emergency medicine trainee.

3.BODY OF POLICY

3.1 Nature of Award
The award consists of a medal and a monetary amount, the value of which is determined by the ACEM Foundation.

3.2 Eligibility
Nominees must be currently registered ACEM provisional or advanced trainees who are in good standing with the College.

3.3 Nomination Process
(a) A trainee may be nominated for the award by:
  • a Fellow or trainee of the College
  • a member of the public.
 (b) Nominations are to be made on the appropriate form, which must be signed by the nominator and two referees.

3.4 Selection Process
(a) The de-identified nominations shall be reviewed by a panel of adjudicators from the Public Health Committee, which shall submit its recommendations to the ACEM Foundation Board for decision.

(b) The nomination must include evidence of a significant impact made by the nominee’s voluntary contribution to the community/community organisation within Australia or New Zealand in which they are involved. Evidence of this impact may include but is not limited to:
  • demonstrating that the voluntary contribution has led to positive health outcomes for the community or community organisation involved
  • verification by members of the agency, organisation or body for which the trainees volunteers their time.
(c) The ACEM Foundation Board reserves the right not to make an award in any particular year if it sees fit.

3.5 Presentation of Award
The award will be presented to the recipient at the annual ACEM College Ceremony.
Toni Medcalf Community Service Award
Year Awarded to
2015 Sarah Aldington
2014 Kent Perkins
2013 Stephen Luke