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Role Overview

The Medical Management Practice Program requires that Candidates are supervised in their workplace medical management practice. This period of formative learning is critically important for the development of the medical leadership and management competencies required of the successful specialist medical admiinistrator.

The Candidate's supervisor/on-line manager in his/her medical management practice will define and observe a set of training experiences as outlined in the RACMA Curriculum. The Candidate's line manager (on site Supervisor) will guide the Candidate in selecting experiences and training opportunities to develop competency. The Supervisor will oversee and observe the Candidate's progress and will formatively assess his/her performance and report to the College on their evaluation of the Candidate's meeting the RACMA requirements, competencies and professional expectations. The documentation of thes 'measurement moments' will facilitate regular discussion for feedback and reflection by the Candidate.

It is important for Supervisors to be fully aware of the core competencies prescribed by RACMA and of the education, activities and experiences which are most likely to assist in the development of the competencies. Supervisors should be familiar with RACMA's Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum and the Fellowship Training Program components that are required to be undertaken by their Candidate.

An Annual Training Plan is developed at the start of the training year by the Candidate in consultation with the Candidate's Supervisor and Preceptor and it is expected to be reviewed at the time of the completion of the bi-annual In-Training Assessments.

The Supervisor is expected to report on the Candidate's progress twice a year through the compulsory In-Training Progress Report. The frame of reference for these reports is the attainment of the RACMA competencies. The Candidate, the Candidate's Supervisor and the Preceptor collaborate on the assessment of the Candidate against these competencies. Gaps that are identified form the basis of priority setting for attainment in the following periods. Without such In Training Performance Reports, Candidates will not be permitted to sit the oral examination nor progress to the award of Fellowship.


Key Accountabilities and Tasks of a workplace Supervisor

  1. Work with the candidate in the development of the Annual Training Plan which must be signed by the Supervisor and submitted to the College by the due date as determined in the National Training Calendar for each year of training
  2. Formally report on the Candidate’s progress in their workplace training, by way of completion of the bi-annual In-Training Performance Reports. The In Training Performance Reports must be completed in collaboration with the Candidate, the Supervisor and the Preceptor. The In-Training Performance Reports must be submitted to the College by the due date as determined in the College Annual Training Calendar for each year of training


Please refer to: 

Supervisors Position Description
Supervisor Manual

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