Top award for RPH registrar

Top award for RPH registrar

Dr Ruth Blackham  winner of the AMA's Junior Doctor of the Year Award

Dr Ruth Blackham – winner of the AMA’s Junior Doctor of the Year Award

Having been nominated for the past two years, it was third time lucky for Royal Perth Hospital registrar Dr Ruth Blackham who was named Junior Doctor of the Year at the recent Australian Medical Association Awards.

The Camille Michener Legacy Award, named in honour of one of Dr Blackham’s former colleagues, recognises young doctors who make a significant and outstanding contribution in the areas of teaching and education, leadership and advocacy, and doctor's wellbeing and community service.

Dr Blackham said to be nominated by her peers and to win such an award given the calibre of the other finalists is truly humbling.

Having completed six-years of medical school and eight-years of post graduate studies, Dr Blackham said the team work; training and development opportunities at Royal Perth Hospital is second to none.

“I knew Camille personally and she was a phenomenal person. To win an award that has been named in her honour makes this all the more significant.”

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