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Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)

Specialty Area

Medical Administration

College Description

The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) is a specialist medical college that provides education, training, knowledge and advice in medical management. RACMA is recognised by the Australian and New Zealand Medical Councils to deliver the only specialist training program in Australia and New Zealand that can lead to Fellowship and specialist registration in medical administration. RACMA delivers programs to medical managers and other medical practitioners who are training for, or occupying, Specialist Leadership or Administration positions. A not for profit organisation, RACMA is committed to achieving excellence in the Speciality of Medical Administration in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Region, in order to enhance and maintain high standards of health care across the region.

Fellowship Name

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA)

Fellowship Description

RACMA Fellowship is a specialist qualification recognised by the Australian and New Zealand Medical Councils.

Indigenous Entry Path

No

Location

1/20 Cato Street
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Contact Information

Overview

The Fellowship Training Program (FTP) is an integrated learning model divided into four key domains:

  • ‘Health system science’ – addresses ‘the medical expert’;
  • ‘Medical management practice’ – addresses ‘the medical manager’ and ‘the communicator’
  • ‘Research training’ – addresses ‘the scholar’, and
  • ‘Personal and professional leadership development’ – addresses ‘the collaborator’, ‘the advocate’, ‘the professional’ and ‘the leader’.

Each of the Domains incorporates one or more of the College Curriculum’s eight role competencies and has a program of formative assessment activities and summative tasks, including oral examinations, training workshops, webinars, tutorials, written assignments and oral presentations.

Admissions

To join the RACMA Fellowship Training Program (FTP), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. An undergraduate medical degree from a recognised Australian or New Zealand university or equivalent.
  2. Current general or specialist medical registration in Australia or New Zealand.
  3. A minimum of three years full time clinical experience involving direct patient care.
  4. A medical management position. This may be a training post or a substantive position that will allow the Candidate to develop the appropriate medical management competencies. This post will normally be in Australia or New Zealand.

Pathways

Indigenous Entry Pathways Description

Not applicable.

Key Dates

Applications for Fellowship Training Program open in August and close on 31st October. Applications are made online and the link can be found on the website. The academic year commences in February.

Key dates for Candidates in the training program are provided in the RACMA training program calendar.

There are two exam periods per year for RACMA candidates. There are trial exams and the oral exams (only for eligible final year candidates).  These are held in August and October.

Placement Requirements

A requirement of the RACMA Fellowship Training Program is that Candidates complete the equivalent of three years full-time supervised medical management practice in the workplace under observation to foster and enhance information for reflection and improvement in skill development. 

Candidates must be in an accredited training post for the duration of their training. The process of accrediting a training post takes place between the health setting and RACMA. Further information about the application process to have a post accredited. Applications are made by the relevant supervisor at the health setting.

Assessment

The RACMA Fellowship Training Program has a number of training and assessment requirements

Enrolmen & Fees

Current fee information is available on the RACMA website.

Support

Indigenous Mentoring Programs, networks, support programs etc

N/A

College Scholarships

N/A

Financial Assistance

Indigenous candidates are offered a 50% fee reduction.

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