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RACMA Credentialling Committee
Approval Date: July 2010


Scope
The Credentialling Committee (CC) is established by the Education and Training Committee (ETC) as a specific purpose subcommittee. It will provide advice to the Education and Training Committee about policy, regulations and procedures relating to processing applications for Membership in the RACMA training program (Candidacy in the Accelerated and Standard Pathway; Associate Fellowship and Affiliate). It is also able to provide advice to the College Chief Executive on matters relating to its delegations to process applications for Membership (i.e. Candidacy, Associate Fellowship, and Affiliate).


1. Membership
The Committee Chair will be appointed by the Chair of the Education and Training Committee after Expressions of Interest are called. The Chair will be appointed for a period of three years with an option for extension at the discretion of the Chair of the ETC.

Other members
The Credentialling Committee will comprise a maximum of 7 members including the Chair.

The Chair of the Credentialling Committee will recruit committee members by Expression of Interest or by invitation to those with relevant experience i.e. experience as a Chair of Board of Studies or Censor may be desirable but not essential. Members are appointed for 3 years with an option for extension beyond that period subject to a review of their contribution.


2. Reporting
The Chair of the Credentialling Committee will report to, and be a member of, the ETC.


3. Meetings
The Credentialling Committee will meet at least quarterly or as required. Meetings will usually be held by teleconference with at least one face to face meeting annually. Meetings may be supplemented using electronic communications where necessary.

4. Responsibilities

4.1
The Credentialling Committee will develop and review policies and regulations relating to the College's processes for application and approval for Membership and make recommendations to the ETC for their adoption.

4.2
The Credentialling Committee will respond to requests for advice from the College Chief Executive relating to the assessment of applications for Candidacy (from the initial application until the entry to training). This may include determinations about:
  • Credit for academic subjects and courses previously undertaken
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for past experience in medical management
  • Management Practice Portfolio (MPF) points to be completed during candidacy

4.3
The Credentialling Committee will respond to requests for advice from the College Chief Executive relating to the assessment of applications for Associate Fellowship and Affiliate. The Credentialling Committee will report to each meeting of the ETC and as required to assist the ETC in the endorsement of applicants for College candidacy.

4.4
The Credentialling Committee will support the College Chief Executive to review applicants for the Accelerated Pathway and assess fully any applicants referred to it by the Chief Executive where there is uncertainty that the applicant meets the prerequisites for College candidacy in the Accelerated Pathway. This may include:
  • Credit for academic subjects and courses previously undertaken
  • Seniority and appropriateness of past experience in medical management
  • Specific special conditions relating to an applicant
  • Establishment of Panels for interviewing applicants
  • Review of Referee reports
  • Applicant enquiries and appeals

4.5
The Credentialling Committee will review the recommendations of AP Interview Panels to:
  • Moderate the panel interview process
  • Make recommendations to the ETC regarding eligibility to enter the Accelerated Pathway

5. Evaluation
The Credentialling Committee will annually review its performance, polices, regulations and processes and provide a written summary of its activities to the Board through the ETC.


6. Quorum
Four members will constitute a quorum for meetings of the Credentialling Committee.




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