In 2017 the Board endorsed a change in the model of learning in the Fellowship Training Program from a progression model to an integrated one. While the College’s eight Role Competencies (graduate outcomes) continue as the basis for the Curriculum, they have now been grouped into four Domains of Learning and Assessment.
The four Domains are:
- Health System Science (HSS) – incorporating Medical Expert
- Medical management practice (MMP) – incorporating Medical Manager and Communicator;
- Research training – incorporating the health service research (RT) components of Scholar; and
- Personal and professional leadership development (PPLD) – incorporating Leader, Professional, Collaborator, Advocate and the educational components of Scholar.
The Personal and Professional Leadership Development Domain Committee is the key group overseeing the graduate outcomes, intended learning outcomes, training objectives and aligned assessment methods for implementation for lifelong learning in the role competencies of Advocate, Collaborator, Professional, Leader and Educational Scholar.
The Lead Fellow for Personal and Professional Leadership Development has been appointed by the Board on the recommendation of the Chair of the Education and Training Committee. S/he is a member of the Education and Training Committee and a member of the Curriculum Steering Committee.
The standing members of the PPLD Domain Committee are:
- Lead Fellow for PPLD – Committee Chair,
- Chair Continuing Education Committee (or representative),
- College Fellow or Associate Fellow with relevant medicolegal or regulatory background/experience,
- Candidate (identified by the Chair Candidate Advisory Committee),
- New Fellow with appropriate interest,
- Consumer (appointed according to relevant College policy)
- RACMA Dean,
- Other RACMA members with appropriate interest
The membership will be representative of the College policies on diversity in governance.
- To recommend the graduate outcomes, learning outcomes, training activities and alignment of assessment methods in the PPLD Domain activities of the Curriculum of the Fellowship Training Program.
- To identify training programs that may be required from time to time as changes to the Domain activities are endorsed, particularly with respect to the activities of supervisors and preceptors, in the delivery of the Domain activities.
- To suggest special issues that may need to be addressed in a communications plan if significant recommended changes are endorsed.
- Meet appropriate governance standards in relation to communication and feedback to the Candidates and other members.
- Engage in the development of reports as required.
- The PPLD Domain Committee will meet at least three times per year, and ad hoc depending on the progress of relevant issues.
- It may call for consultation sessions and workshops as needed.
- It will develop an annual workplan identifying the priorities for activities for each year.
- It will identify priorities with financial implications by December each year to allow for adequate budgeting.
Evaluation and reporting
The PPLD Domain Committee will respond to issues raised in College surveys of Candidates and Supervisors.
The Domain Chair will report on progress of the Committee at regular meetings of the Education and Training Committee, the Curriculum Steering Committee and annually to both groups.