RPLE Assessment

A RACMA RPLE Assessment Panel will comprise 2 senior RACMA Fellows, one of whom will be a Censor of the College. Should applicants be deemed eligible to proceed to the assessment interview, they will be advised of the time and place for this interview. RACMA RPLE Panel Interviews may be in Australia and New Zealand.

The role of the Panel is to assess the existing competencies and experience which qualify applicants for the award of RPLE and entry into a modified training program with RACMA. The Panel will assess these capabilities against the RACMA medical administration competency framework.

The RPLE Assessment interview will include a case study scenario which will be provided to the applicant on the day. The RPLE Assessment Interview aims to evaluate applicants’ current competencies in medical management and leadership, and to identify any gaps that should be addressed during one’s training.

The first hour of the interview will be dedicated to discussion/interview based on experience and will be used to further explore competencies in the specialty of Medical Administration and seek clarity on the application and any areas of experience. The second hour will involve a preparation and presentation of a case study to the Panel.

20 minutes will be given to the Applicant to read and formulate a response to the case study in a separate room.  Upon return to the interview room you will have 10 minutes to provide a response to the case study question, followed by another 10 minutes for Q & A with the Panel. 

The Panel will give feedback to the applicant in the last 15 mins of the interview. The Applicant may ask questions at the end of the interview and will be given an opportunity to give his/her feedback to the Panel on the process, communications and the assessment.

The following areas of the assessment may be covered but not limited to:

  • general management principles;
  • current health policy initiatives;
  • medico-legal issues in health services management;
  • financial management of health services;
  • psycho-social issues in health services management;
  • human resource management in health services;
  • planning of health services, including epidemiological studies;
  • recent advances in health care;
  • analytical and presentation skills;
  • personal attributes of leadership;
  • culture and Indigenous health; and
  • leadership.


The outcome of the interview process will be determined by the RPLE Panel and a recommendation on the level of RPLE to be awarded to the Applicant will be forwarded to the relevant committee for approval.

The RACMA Fellowship Training Program fees are outlined here. Please note all RACMA fees are subject to review by the RACMA Board on the advice of the RACMA Finance and Audit Committee.

For enquiries on candidacy entry via Standard Pathway, please contact the Fellowship Training Program Services Officer, Timothy Maddocks ( tmaddocks@racma.edu.au  or +61 3 90887959

If you are interested in applying for RPLE and would like further details, please contact: Anna Lyubomirsky, Education and Training Manager on +61 3 9824 4699.

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