WAGPET registrar wins Dr Camille Michener Legacy Award

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

GP registrar, Dr Sarah Newman, has been named Western Australia’s top junior doctor by the Australian Medical Association WA (AMA (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.

AMA (WA) President, Dr Omar Khorshid, said Dr Newman had concentrated not just on being a junior doctor but also on the wellbeing of her fellow colleagues.

“Even though Sarah has been very busy with work and study, she has always found the time to give back to her profession, and continues to amaze her friends and colleagues at how much she can pack into her life, even when faced with her own health issues,” Dr Khorshid said.

“Dr Newman has demonstrated the importance of medical professionals taking ownership of their own health, her championing of junior doctor wellbeing makes her a worthy recipient of this award”.

Dr Newman said she was pleased to be able to speak about her passion for general practice and the important role GP plays  in the health of patients and the health system as a whole.

Dr Newman was presented the award at the AMA (WA) annual Gala Dinner and Charitable Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 29 July, in front of an audience that included WA Premier Hon Mark McGowan and Deputy Premier and Health Minister Hon Roger Cook, along with hundreds of WA’s medical professionals.