A FIONA Stanley Hospital (FSH) medical officer named WA Junior Doctor of the Year says he is flattered by the award.
Junior medical officer Kiran Narula was recognised with the honour at the Junior Doctor and Clinical Educator of the Year Awards.
Given to doctors who have made a significant contribution to pre-vocational medical education and training, the awards were presented by the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMEC) and the Postgraduate Medical Council of WA (PMCWA).
Dr Narula, a South Perth resident, has been a strong advocate for the education and wellbeing of junior doctors.
He is the current president of the Stanley Medical Officers’ Society and is involved in the development of teaching and wellbeing programs for junior doctors.
“I was humbled by the nomination,” he said.
“There are lots of dedicated clinicians who do exciting things so for someone to think that I’m worthy of being nominated, let alone take out the award, is very flattering.”
There was another win for FSH on the night with cardiology advanced trainee James Marangou named Clinical Educator of the Year.
The Cottesloe resident has been a pivotal figure in the development of opportunities that support development of junior doctors and also offers time helping colleagues with career planning and progression.
“Being able to teach and mentor junior doctors is something I am passionate about and means a lot to me. Being recognised for this is a momentous honour,” he said.
Both doctors are automatically nominated for the national CPMEC Awards, which will be held in Brisbane in November.