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September 2019

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RMH ICU registrar Mark Plummer.

ICU exam medal for Royal Melbourne Hospital registrar

Royal Melbourne Hospital intensive care unit registrar Mark Plummer has been awarded a top honour after successfully completing the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) fellowship exam.

The G.A. (Don) Harrison Medal was established by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists faculty of intensive care 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 ANZCA and Royal Australasian College of Physicians joint faculty of intensive care medicine in 2002 and subsequently by CICM in 2010 upon its establishment.

For Dr Plummer the top award was 10 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.

RMH ICU director Chris Maclsaac said the award was thoroughly deserved.

‘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,’ Associate Professor Maclsaac said.

RMH ICU consultant Dr Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid won the award in 2015.

The RMH ICU has 42 beds and is a state-of-the-art facility.

It admits close to 3,000 patients per year.

The ICU not only provides critical care to patients from the RMH but also the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital.