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Application for February 2018 commencement OPENS 1 JUN 2017 - 29 SEP 2017.
Please contact the National Office for enquiries.
 

The Medical Executive Pathway is suitable to doctors with significant level of experience in senior medical management roles.

Applicants wishing to apply for entry into the Medical Executive Pathway must at a minimum meet all the requirements for standard pathway entry to the RACMA Fellowship Training Program. Applicants will need to demonstrate to an RPL Interview Panel that they have relevant existing competencies (recognition of prior learning) which qualify them for entry to this modified training program.

Applicants into the Medical Executive pathway must meet the entry requirement of at least 0.8 EFT in executive medical management over a 5 year period as a minimum.

Applicants must have current practicing medical registration in Australia, New Zealand or Hong Kong. Hong Kong applicants who are eligible to apply need to initially seek support from the HKCCM. Hong Kong applicants who attain Fellowship of RACMA will not qualify to practice as specialist medical administrators in Australasia.


Attributes
Potential candidates for the Medical Executive pathway entry to the RACMA Fellowship Training Program should have the following attributes:

  • an interest in the broader issues of healthcare
  • a commitment to clinical and medical professional governance
  • a commitment to positively influencing health outcomes in Australia
  • an undergraduate medical degree from a recognised Australian or New Zealand or Hong Kong university or equivalent
  • current practicing medical registration in Australia or New Zealand or Hong Kong
  • postgraduate medical experience
  • demonstrated significant executive medical experience in executive medical management roles in the last 5 years at a minimum
  • demonstrated ongoing learning about management and leadership

Fellowship of another specialist medical college or formal postgraduate studies in health or business management from a RACMA recognised university would be an advantage.


Application Process

  1. Applicants are required to submit an application for an Interview Panel to determine Recognised Prior Learning for the selection entry to the RACMA Fellowship Training Program.

    Application Form for a Panel Interview for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (Part 1) view pdf file

    Those applicants who apply for an RPL Interview are not guaranteed to be found eligible for Medical Executive Pathway as the Panel will assess on the existing competencies and experience (recognition of prior learning) which qualify applicants for entry to this modified training program. Therefore, Applicants are required to submit an application for accreditation to the College together with their application for Panel Interview for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Part 1. This will allow the College to review the suitability of the training post in the event Applicants are granted the level of RPL which doesn't qualify them to enter the Medical Executive pathway.

    Please see the Accreditation of Training Posts webpage for further details and to download Application for Accreditation Form.

  2. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the applicants are eligible to proceed to an RPL interview with RACMA Panel for evaluation of existing capabilities against the medical administration

    Additional Information and Evidence Folio for Determination of RPL (Part 2)  view pdf file

  3. If eligible to present to an RPL Interview Panel, applicants will be required to submit additional information (Part 2 of the Application) to inform the Panel of the of existing capabilities (advanced standing) for entry to an accelerated pathway (Clinical Specialist). This information includes an online self-assessment, referee reports, CPD certificates, evidence of research experience and workplace capabilities, such as workplace tasks (reports, business cases, committee papers, etc.), media publications, performance evaluation reports, and third party testimonials.

The following document details the process of applying for Candidacy and assessing RPL:

Processing Applications for Candidacy via an accelerated pathway view pdf file


A RACMA RPL Panel Interview will comprise senior RACMA Fellows to evaluate applicants’ suitability for entry. Applicants will be advised of the time and place for this interview. RACMA RPL Panel Interviews may be located in Australia and New Zealand.

Applicants are not guaranteed an interview with a Panel. In addition, granting an RPL Panel Interview does not guarantee admission into the RACMA Fellowship Training Program.

Panel interviews will be 2 hours in duration. Applicants will be given feedback in the final 5-10 minutes of the interview. The outcome of the interview process will be determined by the RPL Panel. Successful applicants will be eligible to enter the RACMA Fellowship Training Program via Medical Executive Pathway. Applicants will be advised by email or alternative arrangement agreed with the applicant.

Successful applicants will be eligible to enter the RACMA Fellowship Training Program. Following successful completion of all training requirements, including the Oral Examination Candidates will be eligible for Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Training Program Requirements Fellowship Training Program via Medical Executive Pathway view pdf file

The RACMA Fellowship Training Program fees are outlined here. Please note all RACMA fees are subject to review by the RACMA Board on the advice of the RACMA Finance and Audit Committee.

If you are interested in applying and would like further details, please contact Anna Lyubomirsky, National Education and Training Manager or Soundra Subramanian, Assessment and Administration Manager on +61 3 9824 4699.
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 August 2017 11:54