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Many of the people you hear about or from in the oral history stories and witness seminar proceedings have been recognised elsewhere by colleagues for their contribution to dermatology in Victoria and beyond. These recognitions are brought together here for everyone to appreciate.





Distinguished Service to Victorian Dermatology Award

This award was established in 2013 to honour individuals who, through the course of their careers, have made an outstanding contribution to the specialty of dermatology in Victoria.
Initially an annual award, in 2015 it was decided to alternate it with the Harvey Rotstein Teaching Award. The Distinguished Service Award is open to any individual who has rendered services to dermatology in Victoria and is not restricted to College Fellows. It recognises the significant and positive impacts a person can make on their profession, and the inspiration and encouragement they offer to others.
The recipient is selected based on his or her achievements in one or more areas including leadership, education and training, community service, research and organisational involvement. Nominations can be made by any person or organisation engaged in activities relating to dermatology (i.e. colleagues, trainees, support staff, committees, etc). The selection will be make by the Awards Committee of the Victorian Faculty. One recipient will be chosen and no individual may win this award on more than one occasion.

Harvey Rotstein Teaching Award

This award for Excellence in Teaching was established in 2013 to honour Harvey Rotstein, who requested that the name be changed on a rotating basis every ten years. It is presented biannually (alternating with the Distinguished Service Award) and is determined by a vote of the senior registrars (i.e. 3rd and 4th year registrars).

Harvey Rotstein Registrar Award

This annual award was established in 2015 to honour the late Dr Harvey Rotstein. It recognises a final year registrar who, over the course of his or her training, has demonstrated an excellence in personal and professional qualities that are consistent with those exemplified by Dr Rotstein himself. These qualities include:   A dedication to scholarship and the sharing of knowledge.  A responsibility in relation to the duties of public hospital service.  A commitment to the care of patients. A respect for professional institutions, including the College and Faculty. A personal character that demonstrates humility and generosity.  A collegiate attitude towards associates and work colleagues at all levels.

Australian Honours