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REGULATION

Candidate Transfer to AFRACMA
Approval Date: March 2013
Review Date: March 2016
Review By: Education and Training Committee



1. Purpose

Under the RACMA Constitution the Board may approve on the recommendation of the Education and Training Committee a training program leading to the award of AFRACMA membership class status.

This Regulation relates to the Board's approval of an additional and specific training pathway whereby a Candidate decides not to complete the full Fellowship Training Program and applies to rejoin the College in the membership class of Associate Fellow (AFRACMA). The Regulation describes the circumstances by which a Candidate can apply for credit for Board approved studies in training program already undertaken in the College, and be awarded AFRACMA.


2. Scope

This Regulation applies to:
  • A Candidate who has completed two years of the Fellowship training program, or has met all the requirements to sit the oral examination (but has not sat the examination) and is in good financial standing with the College at the time of application may apply and be recommended for AFRACMA membership. There will be no application fee for these AFRACMA applicants.
  • A Candidate who has met all the requirements to sit the oral examination, and is subsequently unsuccessful at the oral examination, and is in good financial standing with the College at the time of application may apply and be recommended for AFRACMA membership. There will be no application fee for these AFRACMA applicants.
  • An applicant who has been a Candidate of RACMA in the last 5 years (but not completed the Fellowship Training Program) will be required to complete the Board approved training program leading to the award of AFRACMA. Application and training fees will apply. The applicant may request advanced standing for some components of the AFRACMA training program.
  • Any previous Candidate of RACMA who changes to AFRACMA membership will be entitled to reapply to sit the Fellowship oral examination, provided they have completed all the requirements for candidacy which apply at the time of the proposed oral examination and make this commitment within 8 years of the commencement of their original candidacy.
  • Any previous Candidate of RACMA who changed to AFRACMA membership and is beyond 8 years of the commencement of their original candidacy may reapply for Candidacy. These applicants may seek advanced standing for earlier studies in the RACMA Fellowship Training Program provided such studies were completed within the last 10 years. Each application will be considered on its merits and against the curriculum requirements which apply at the time of the proposed oral examination.

3. Definitions

Associate Fellow:

An Associate Fellow must be a registered Medical Practitioner:
  • who has fulfilled any educational and training requirements established by the Board, or has such other qualifications and experience as the Board considers adequate, to qualify for this class of Membership;
  • who meets the standards for participation in continuing education adopted and promulgated by the Board in accordance with clause 7.1 of the RACMA Constitution;
  • who has been admitted by the Board to that class of Membership; and
  • whose Membership has not ceased as a consequence of the provisions of clause 9 of the RACMA Constitution.
Candidate:

A Candidate must be a registered Medical Practitioner:
  • who is participating in a training program approved by the Board in preparation for admission as a Fellow;
  • who has been admitted by the Board to that class of Membership; and
  • whose Membership has not ceased as a consequence of the provisions of clause 9 of the RACMA Constitution.

4. Responsibilities

The Education & Training Committee will:
  • Agree on the requirements for the award of RPL in the AFRACMA training program
  • Review these requirements periodically in the light of any changes to the RACMA curriculum or assessment requirements for AFRACMA
The Preceptor/Executive Coach will:
  • Advise the Candidate wishing to transfer to the AFRACMA membership class.
  • Be responsible on behalf of the Candidate and workplace Supervisors (as appropriate) to provide input to the College decision making about the AFRACMA membership application.
The Candidate will:
  • Liaise/consult with the Preceptor/Executive Coach and JCT to decide if to cease candidacy and pursue an application for AFRACMA
  • Submit an application for the award of AFRACMA to the RACMA National Office
  • Notify the RACMA National Office of all changes to their candidacy intentions
The Jurisdictional Coordinator of Training will:
  • Advise the Candidate on aspects of benefits and risk in decisions to cease candidacy
  • Provide appropriate support to the Candidate if having decided to apply for the award of AFRACMA
  • Liaise with the training organisation and the Jurisdictional Committee on changes in the Candidates membership status
  • Advise Preceptors/Executive Coach and the RACMA National Office of any changes to training posts that may affect accreditation and a Candidates status in the training program
  • Advise the Credentialling Committee on the appropriateness of applications for change of membership status when requested.
The RACMA National Office will:
  • Assess and administer the Application for Candidate Transfer to AFRACMA Membership Class
  • Administer changes to the relevant membership and financial data bases and other information systems
  • Inform the CEP Committees, Jurisdictional Committee and health Setting of changes of membership class, and consider if there is any other impact associated with the transfer to another membership class such as Specialist Training Program funding or accreditation matters

5. Overview of the membership change process

For Candidates considering changing membership class to that of the AFRACMA rather than continuing the Fellowship Training Program the process is as follows:
  1. Discuss this option with their Preceptor/Executive Coach and JCT
  2. Obtain written endorsement from Preceptor/Executive Coach and JCT on the application form for Candidate Transfer to AFRACMA Membership Class
  3. Submit the completed application form for Candidate Transfer to AFRACMA Membership Class to the National Office.
  4. Ensure that they are in good financial standing with the College and pay the associated transfer/award fees

6. Related Policies

Processing Applications for Candidacy
RACMA Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum
RACMA Fellowship Training Program Handbook
Processing Applications for AFRACMA and Affiliate
Regulation for the Conduct of Exams
Regulation for the Eligibility for Examinations
RACMA Constitution
Policy for Reconsideration, Review and Appeal of Decisions of the College Committees and Officers


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