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The College awards a RACMA Preceptor for the outstanding support, education, guidance and advocacy to RACMA Candidates undertaking training towards RACMA Fellowship. The award is an important part of the Fellowship Training Program and the College’s recognition of major contribution to training, mentorship and competency development made by the RACMA Preceptor.   


1.       Nominations

The Candidates Advisory Committee (CAC), comprised of Chair and jurisdictional candidate representatives, will make a selection from the number of nominations for the Preceptor Award submitted by the Candidates. The College sends out an annual survey to all Candidates to make their nominations for the Preceptor Award of the Year.

CAC will then take their selection of one Preceptor award, based on the detailed justification for the award in terms of outstanding support, mentorship and guidance to the Candidate in his/her training towards Fellowship, to the respective jurisdictional committee where the Preceptor is located, to inform the committee and for recommendation of this award to be forwarded to the Board and subsequently for presentation at the RACMA National Conference. 

Nomination is voluntary.

2.       Eligibility for the Award

To be eligible for nomination by the Candidate for the Preceptor award, the following criteria must be met:

a.       The Preceptor must have provided outstanding support and guidance to at least one Candidate undertaking training with the College
b.      The Preceptor must be a Fellow of the College and must be actively engaged in the field of medical administration and provide major contribution to the Candidate’s progression and passage towards completion of the Fellowship Training Program
c.       The Preceptor must have demonstrated excellence in one or more RACMA competencies
d.      Those Preceptors who are working with multiple Candidates may be nominated by an individual or by the group
e.      The Preceptor must demonstrate outstanding level of engagement with the Candidate and other College stakeholders involved in the Candidate’s training

3.       Award Process

f.        Nominations will be called two months prior to the RACMA National Conference
g.       Nominations will be required to be submitted in writing at least one month prior to the Conference. Only those nominations received by the closing date will be eligible for the award.
h.      The Candidate Advisory Committee will consider all nominations objectively based on their merit. The CAC will check that the Preceptor is eligible to be nominated (see the eligibility criteria).
i.         The decision of the CAC’s selection will be final.
j.        The CAC will advise the relevant Jurisdictional Committee and the National Office of the details for the nominated Preceptor.
k.       The CAC will ask the RACMA Board to endorse the selection to be presented at the next National Conference.
l.         The CAC will notify the successful nominee that they have been nominated for an award.
m.    The Nominee will be presented the award at the National Conference and a certificate will be awarded to the recipient signed by the President of RACMA and the Chair of the Candidate Advisory Committee.