WAGPET GP Registrar wins Dr Camille Michener Legacy Award

GP registrar, Dr Alison Soerensen, has been named Western Australia’s top junior doctor by the Australian Medical Association WA.

We couldn’t be more delighted to announce WAGPET Registrar Advisory Group Chair, Dr Alison Soerensen has been named Western Australia’s top junior doctor by the Australian Medical Association WA.

The Dr Camille Michener Legacy Award is presented in recognition of a junior doctor’s significant and outstanding contributions in the areas of teaching and education, leadership and advocacy; and for the wellbeing of doctors along with community service.

Alison received the prestigious award for her passionate and conscious advocacy on issues affecting her fellow trainees, especially female practitioners. The judges found that Alison “…demonstrated strong leadership and advocacy skills in harnessing a broad range of advocacy platforms from the AMA the RACGP, using them to promote cultural change in the profession.”

Dr Soerensen was presented the award at the AMA (WA) annual Gala Dinner and Charitable Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 30 June 2018, in front of an audience that included Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, the Hon. Ken Wyatt, WA health Minister the Hon. Roger Cook and hundreds of WA's medical professionals. 

Alison was nominated by WAGPET with supporting statements from Murray Medical Centre, 2017 Camille Michener Award Winner, Dr Sarah Newman and CEO, GPRA.

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