Career advancement programs

Nurturing research leaders across the disciplines in health and medical science is a strategic priority for the academy.


Whether you’re an early or mid-career researcher, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences provides a number of health and medical researcher programs that could help you move forward in your career.

How can our programs help you?

A key strategic goal for the Academy is to develop, nurture and support talented leaders in healthcare and medical science research. Our programs offer outstanding researchers from all relevant disciplines the opportunity to network, learn and develop their careers. 

Designed to support and attract diverse candidates throughout Australia and across a range of disciplines and at varying stages of their career, participants need not be Fellows of the Academy.

All of our programs offer researchers the opportunity to benefit from high-quality mentorship and networking with Academy Fellows.

As well as mentorship programs, the Academy recognises outstanding achievements of rising stars in health and medical research through the honorific award the Jian Zhou medal.

Academy programs

Mentorship program

If you’re looking to advance your career in medical or health research, our mentorship program may be right for you. Our experienced Fellows are paired with rising stars in scientific research as mentors. Part of the mentorship relationship is to provide independent advice and experienced guidance to help support the development of your career as well as leadership advancement opportunities and succession planning.


Life as a Clinician-Scientist events

Our Life as a Clinician-Scientist (LACS) events provide unique opportunities for medical and clinical students as well as junior doctors, trainees and early career researchers to connect, network and become inspired. These events encourage and foster the pursuit of research and clinical careers in combination with practical, helpful workshops to help you develop the right skills to succeed.


Honorific awards

The AAHMS recognises outstanding contributions to the fields of medical and healthcare research and the extraordinary achievements of researchers with two independent annual awards. 

Jian Zhou Medal
The Jian Zhou Medal is an award that recognises a rising star in Australian health and medical science research. 

It is awarded to an individual who’s recognised for making a significant impact in translational medical science.

Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher
The Medal for Outstanding Female Researcher is an award that recognises a leading woman researcher who has made a pivotal discovery in health and medical science research.


Attend an event, sign up to a program, or nominate for an award

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences provides a variety of opportunities and healthcare search programs to help foster and support the advancement of researchers and scientists throughout the country. 

To find out more about our programs or for assistance in getting involved, contact us today.

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