"Down Under" ATP Member Honored with Royal Award

Ian Frank, CEO of the Australian Medical Council has been named as a recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday honours list for 2014.  Frank was commended for significant service to medical administration and education, particularly training, accreditation and assessment for health care practitioners.Ian Frank photo

About the Medal of the Order of Australia

In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The Medal of the Order of Australia is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition. Recipients of the Order of Australia are from many fields of endeavour and all walks of life.

The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent way Australians recognise the achievements and service of their fellow citizens. Except for Knights and Dames, nominations for awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia come directly from the community. Once a nomination is submitted, the Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat at Government House in Canberra conducts further research and contacts referees. Nominations are considered by the Council of the Order of Australia which makes recommendations direct to the Governor-General. Awards in the Order of Australia are generally announced on Australia Day (26 January) and the Queen’s Birthday public holiday (June).