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In 2012, the College strengthened its training in health services evaluation research, which was a commitment to the key role completency of Scholar in the Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum, and launched the RACMA Research Training Program (RTP).  

Research Training is one of the domains of the RACMA Fellowship Training Program which must be completed 'satisfactorily' to be eligible for membership of the College in the category of Fellow.


Aims and objectives

In keeping with the Curriculum goals for the role competency of Scholar, the overall aim of the Research Training Domain (RTD) is:
 
  • To raise Candidate awareness of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to critically evaluate information for decision making.
 
The learning objectives of the Research Training Domain (RTD) are that Candidates will: 

  • Identify a health services research question relevant to the practice of medical administration; 
  • Undertake a collation of relevant and current information about that issue;
  • Choose an appropriate method for deriving new knowledge from study of the question;
  • Analyse, interpret and discuss the outcomes of the research; 
  • Draw conclusions and make recommendations relating to the outcomes identified;
  • Deliver a formal oral presentation of research progress; and 
  • Write a ‘publication-ready’ report/paper on the chosen research activity.
 
The RACMA Research Training Program (RTP) Handbook below outlines the requirements of the RTD, guidelines for the formative and summative assessment tasks, procedures and resources to assist Candidates:

RACMA Research Training Program Handbook view pdf file
 
All Candidates in the Fellowship Training Program are required to 'satisfactorily' complete the RACMA Research Training Program (RTP) with the exception of those undertaking the Medical Executive (ME) Pathway.

Please refer to the Annual Training Calendar of the relevant candidacy year for key training and assessment submission dates.

Candidates wishing to clarify their RTP requirements are encouraged to contact the Fellowship Training Program (FTP) Coordinator at the RACMA National Office (Tel. 03 98244699).




Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:58