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The College continues to offer high quality and engaging training activities for the RACMA Faculty (Censors, Supervisors, Preceptors, Trainers) on topics addressing emerging issues around supervision and Fellowship Training Program  via a series of teleconferences, webinars and workshops. 

RACMA Fellows, who are in these pivotal roles, are responsible for the Candidates’ formative learning, summative assessment and critical evaluation and observation of their performance in the workplace and progress through the Fellowship Training Program.

Supervisors, Preceptors, Executive Coaches, Mentors, Censors, and Jurisdictional Coordinators of Training (JCTs) provide advice, training, guidance and support for the development of the medical leadership and management competencies required of the effective medical administrator. These roles will guide training experiences and opportunities for the Candidates and identify knowledge and training gaps and any remediation avenues to address these gaps.

The Faculty webinars/tele-conferences capture some of the issues that emerge in the context of the RACMA Fellowship Training Program, which aim to better:

  • Develop understanding of the Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum Competency Framework and the Assessment Framework of the Fellowship Training Program.
  • Building expertise knowledge of the assessment – formative and summative – and any development in the Fellowship Training Program domains.
  • Develop and enhance skills of the training Faculty in the evaluation of performance and formative / constructive feedback.
  • Upskill Faculty on how to enhance their interface and engagement with RACMA Candidates.
  • Enhance observation and feedback skills for Supervisors, Preceptors/Coaches and Jurisdictional Coordinators of Training (JCTs).
  • Orientate non-FRACMA Supervisors to support their performance in their supervisory roles of RACMA Candidates.


The Faculty Education Program will include:

  • Faculty Education/Training Webinars and Teleconferences to identify and address key FTP related, education and training issues.
  • Monthly webinar tutorials on Research Training Domain (RTD) that are offered to Candidates and their Supervisors, Preceptors and JCTs for information and assessment outline on the research projects.
  • PD sessions to the members of the Board of Censors around feedback and exam upskilling for Censors involved in the RACMA examination process via observation of exam footage.
  • Training on constructive feedback, development of the Annual Training Program, Research Training and Curriculum mapped training activities.

  • A Forum for discussions led by senior Faculty members or external providers in contemporary topics for RACMA Supervisors, to enhance understanding of the Candidacy training and assessment in the Fellowship Training Program.

  • Face to face workshops (organised by the College for RACMA Faculty). These workshops generally take place at the annual conference.


Click here to download the Fellowship Training Program - Supervisors Manual.

Note: The monthly teleconferences and webinars are scheduled for 12.30pm - 2pm (Melbourne time). An email with login and session details will be sent approximately one week before each session and the program for the year was distributed to all College Faculty members earlier in the year. 

Recordings of previously held Faculty Training sessions are available here.

For more information about the Faculty Training Program please email ftpadmin@racma.edu.au


2019 Webinar Program for the Faculty Dewvelopment Webinar Sessions (12.30pm-2pm AEST)

Wednesday 20 February

     RACMA Curriculum review and Experiencing MMP

  • Curriculum Steering Committee – outcomes
  • Research Training Domain
  • Identified Training Activities
  • Expectations of Candidates to perform satisfactorily in supervised MMP
  • What are the measuring mechanisms? In Training Performance Report (ITP)
  • Changes to the FTP to enhance observation of Candidates ‘performance and meaningful feedback
  • Key concepts of role modelling, supervision and workplace observation to assist learning


    Dr Lyn Lee - RACMA Dean of Education


Tuesday 30 April

     Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • What are essential factors of good coaching?
  • Dynamics and best practices of coaching
  • What is needed for a constructive conversation?
  • Principles of giving constructive feedback
  • Feedback to motivate not to punish: style, methods
  • Skills for giving feedback – how to explore Candidates’ horizons
  • Enabling Candidates to improve their receptivity to critical feedback
  • Effective and frank feedback when dealing with Candidates? Being tactful when feedback is not positive?
  • Advantages and challenges of peer review
  • Intellectual, physical and emotional strategies to receive feedback constructively from peers

    Professor Lambert Schuwirth

    Professor of Medical Education

    Director Prideaux Research Centre, Finders University SA

Thursday 30 May

    Support with Exam Preparation

  • Preparation for the Exam 
  • Assessment of Exam
  • Evaluation of non-performance prior to exams - responsibility and engagement of Preceptors
  • What is essential learning – clues for candidates and preceptors
  • What happens if Candidate fails the exam – Preceptor and Supervisor role in remediation

    Dr Lyn Lee – RACMA Dean of Education

    Dr Peter Lowthian – RACMA Censor in Chief

Friday 14 June 

    In Training Performance Report – Fellowship Training Program

The In-Training Performance (ITP) Report, records the Candidate's work experience and progress toward attainment of RACMA's medical management competencies.
This session will be held between 11am – 12.30pm (AEST) and will cover:

  • Objectives of the ITPR
  • ITPR Template
  • ITPR Assessment
    Dr Lyn Lee – RACMA Dean of Education



    Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

  • How to best manage a conflict in the workplace?
  • How to manage a conflict and sustain positive change, performance, collaboration and morale?
  • What skills and tools are required?
    Dr Jo Burnand

    Addressing issues of Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace

  • Position of Candidates
  • Position of Supervisor
  • Role of the JCT and Preceptor
  • Processes for addressing issues - policies, HR, role of the College


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