Dr Brendan Carrigan
(Photo: DDHHS)

October 25, 2019

A Kingaroy doctor is in the running to win a prestigious national medical award.

Darling Downs Health Director of Clinical Training Kingaroy, Dr Brendan Carrigan, is the Queensland finalist for the 2019 Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Council Clinical Educator of the Year Award.

This national award recognises educators who have made a major contribution to the training of junior doctors.

Executive Director Rural Services Joanne Shaw said this nomination was a great reflection of the quality of training Dr Brendan Carrigan provided junior doctors in the South Burnett.

“These awards are peer-based, with nominations being submitted by junior doctors training in our facilities. It is fantastic to receive the news one of our doctors has been nominated for such an award,” Ms Shaw said.

“There is only one finalist from each State in Australia, and we are very proud that Dr Carrigan has been chosen to represent Queensland.

“We are fortunate to have clinical educators of Dr Carrigan’s calibre in the South Burnett to pass down their valuable knowledge and experience and mentor our junior doctors to reach their full potential.”

Dr Carrigan has been working at Kingaroy Hospital for seven years and said it was a testament to the team that he was nominated for this award.

“Kingaroy Hospital has a great team environment of medical staff, nurses and administration officers,” Dr Carrigan said.

“It is very humbling, and a great honour to be nominated. I was not expecting it.”

The Australian Clinical Educator will be announced at the Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum on October 29.

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