The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) is governed by a Board made up of elected members. A number of jurisdictional committees have been set up across Australia and New Zealand, who report to the Board and contribute to the running of the College. The Board has an Executive, which is authorised to attend to matters requiring attention or action between Board meetings, and several standing committees.
It is the role of the College to:
- Set educational standards;
- Accredit educational programs;
- Organise a continuing education program for Fellows and Associate Fellows;
- Conduct examinations;
- Nurture, guide and encourage Candidates, Associate Fellows and Fellows; and
- Assist clinicians and public health personnel who are increasingly being required to manage their clinical departments and public health programs and in addition to providing a clinical service.
- To promote and advance the study of the principles and practice of health services management by medical practitioners.
- To establish and maintain the highest standards of learning, skill and conduct by medical practitioners engaged in health services management.
- To establish, conduct and promote educational programs in health services management.
- To promote mutual understanding between persons engaged in the field of health services management and to promote good relations between such persons engaged in the practice of medicine and between such persons and the community.
- To recognise by Honorary Fellowship or by special award, persons of distinction in the fields of medicine and health services management.
- Professionalism – demonstrating self-governance, high standards and ethical behaviour.
- Integrity – doing the right thing in all situations.
- Excellence – Striving for outstanding achievement despite constraints.
- Respect – Acknowledging and valuing others’ thoughts, opinions and feelings.