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Clinical Education Excellence Awards

The Clinical Education Excellence Awards recognise outstanding clinical educators in allied health, nursing and medical education at the Princess Alexandra Hospital who make a difference to students, colleagues or patients.

Award for Excellence Allied Health Education

This prestigious award is presented to exemplary allied health clinicians who contribute to clinical education and continue to support the professional education and development of allied health students and allied health clinicians at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Allied health clinicians who contribute to clinical education:

  • Strive for continuous improvement in access to, and quality of education for pre-entry students and new graduates.
  • Employ a range of evidence based clinical education strategies underpinned by the principles of interprofessional collaboration, sustainability, consistency, efficiency and collaboration.
  • Plan, manage and evaluate learning experiences enabling safe clinical care outcomes for the patients of PAH services.
  • It is an expectation that all allied health clinicians contribute to the education of students.

Excellence in allied health clinical education continues to become increasingly important due to numerous factors. These include:

  • Allied health professional education programs requiring clinical education and learning within workplaces.
  • The support of allied health clinicians to manage, supervise and evaluate student performance.
  • Growth in allied health education programs and student cohorts at universities creating an increasing number of allied health students requiring clinical placements.
  • Evidence supporting the contribution of clinical placements to the development of a highly skilled allied health workforce with allied health students contributing to achieving optimal patient outcomes.

Award for Excellence Nursing Education

The Award for Excellence in Nursing Education was first offered in 2009 in line with the Medical and Allied Health Award for Excellence in Education. This award was developed to recognise a nurse who has made a significant contribution to nursing education through their educational commitment to patients, colleagues and/or students. In addition, it recognises a nurse who is an outstanding role model and has had a positive influence on their team. This is a prestigious award to recognise a nurse who demonstrates excellence in nursing education.

Award for Excellence Medical Education

This prestigious and long-standing award has been presented to exemplary teachers who have supported junior medical staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) over the last 28 years. At PAH, resident education is recognised as a priority and this award not only highlights its importance but also promotes enthusiasm and excellence in clinical teaching in general. An ongoing commitment to resident teaching is paramount in producing high calibre doctors.

More information will be available soon for the 2024 nominations.

2023 winners

Winners were announced during the Awards Ceremony on Friday 25 August 2023 and each received a $1,000 professional development bursary.

  • Award for Excellence in Allied Health Education: Jennifer Lethlean, Speech Pathology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Award for Excellence in Nursing Education: Zara Connley, Nurse Educator, Internal Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Award for Excellence in Medical Education: Dr Jack Lockett, Endocrinology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Last updated 5 April 2024
Last reviewed 5 April 2024