Royal Melbourne Hospital ICU registrar Dr Mark Plummer has recently been awarded the top honour following successfully completing the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) fellowship exam.
The G.A. (Don) Harrison Medal was established by the Faculty of Intensive Care, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 1994. Professor Harrison was one of the founding fathers of education, examination and training of intensive care specialists in Australia and New Zealand.
The Medal was adopted by the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, ANZCA and RACP in 2002, and subsequently adopted by CICM in 2010 upon its establishment.
For Dr Mark Plummer the top award was ten years in the making.
“It feels great, it’s been a lot of training and work but I’m really happy with the result,” Dr Plummer said.
Associate Professor Chris Maclsaac, Director ICU said the award was thoroughly deserved by Mark who has been working as a registrar since February last year.
“At all times Mark has performed his role at an exceptionally high level and he is a delight to work with. I am glad to see him continue to deliver his best work under examination conditions,” A/Prof Maclsaac said.
RMH ICU consultant, Dr Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, also won the award in 2015.
The RMH ICU has 42 beds and is a state of the art facility was completed in May last year, ICU admits close to 3000 patients per year.
The ICU not only provides critical care to patients from the RMH, but also Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Women’s Hospital.