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A number of the College’s committees are looking for new members and President Dr Helen Parsons CSC is urging Fellows and Associate Fellows to take up the opportunity.

Medical colleges depend significantly on volunteers. They benefit not only from those who put themselves forward regularly but also from having a range of people involved who bring different experiences and strengths over time.

“Our future progress and success are dependent on diversity of thought which comes from widespread participation on committees and working groups and as Supervisors, Preceptors, Censors or Facilitators,” Dr Parsons said.

“I have been a member of RACMA for over 20 years and it has been a real privilege to contribute to the development of Medical Leaders throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.

“For Members thinking about becoming more involved in the College, I would strongly encourage you do so. I have learnt so much in my time from College Members and have made lifelong friendships.”

Leadership Roles Currently Available

Chair South Australian Jurisdictional Committee

The South Australian Jurisdictional Committee is looking for a Fellow or Associate Fellow to fill the critical role of Chair to lead, support, advise and continue to help create opportunities and be the voice of the SA membership base.

The Chair position term is a period of three years and responsibilities include:

  • participate in, promote and facilitate local education and training activities and events;
  • devote adequate time and attention to preparing for and attending meetings of the jurisdictional committee;
  • periodically develop work programs in consultation with the RACMA Board and the Chief Executive; and
  • actively monitor the performance and delivery of those work programs.

To view the full Jurisdictional Committee Terms of Reference please CLICK HERE.

When submitting your EOI through the below link, please ensure you attach your current Curriculum Vitae.

CLICK HERE to submit your EOI. The closing date for the EOI is Wednesday 27 April 2022.

For more information or if you have any questions about the role please email Debbie Greenberger dgreenberger@racma.edu.au.

AFRACMA member positions on the Continuing Education Program Committee

The College is looking for two Associate Fellows to join the Continuing Education Program Committee (CEPC)  – one from an Australian jurisdiction and one from New Zealand.

The CEPC has the important role of encouraging and promoting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) participation in the College. The CEPC has a number of responsibilities and duties, including:

  • Work with College representatives to ensure the College CPD programs meet the needs of the College.
  • Consider and recommend changes to the College Education and Training Committee (ETC) including changes to the MyRACMA platform, functional fixes and improvements, aesthetic changes, and updates to content.
  • Provide advice to the ETC on emerging issues relating to CPD, as well as statistics and issues arising from CPD participation in all jurisdictions as appropriate.

The CEPC meet via teleconference with a minimum requirement of four meetings per annum and must report to the ETC biannually and at other times as may be required. Committee members are appointed for a three-year term with the option to renew another three years.

To read the full Terms of Reference for the CEPC, please CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to submit your EOI. The closing date for EOI is Wednesday 27 April 2022.

For more information or if you have any questions about the role please email CPD Lead Fellow Greg Watters gwatters@racma.edu.au.

New Zealand member position on the Rural Policy and Advocacy Group (RPAG)

The Rural Policy and Advocacy Group (RPAG) is inviting New Zealand Members to express their interest in representing the group for the College.

The activities for the RPAG as a Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAC) working group, reporting into the PAC on all matters relating to Rural and Remote Health in Medical Administration. Functions of the griup include:

  • Identify areas and define policy in relation to Rural and Remote Medical Administration to advise PAC and the RACMA Board.
  • Advise RACMA on Rural and Remote issues that need to be considered in Teaching and Learning Policy for the training of RACMA Medical Administrators.
  • Advise on matters of Rural & Remote Clinical Governance, Equity and Access, and the organisation of health services and the health system management across all RACMA jurisdictions.

The RPAG meet via teleconference with a minimum requirement of four meetings per annum and members shall be appointed for a term of three years and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

To read the full Terms of Reference for the RPAG, please CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to submit your EOI. The closing date for submissions is Friday 29 April, 2022.

For more information about this position, please email Dr Joe McGirr joegmcgirr@gmail.com.

FRACMA and AFRACMA member positions with NSW Jurisdictional Committee

The New South Wales Jurisdictional Committee is looking for both a Fellow and an Associate Fellow Representative to build upon connections and annual initiatives for the NSW Members.
 
The Committee is looking for Members who have been a FRACMA or an AFRACMA for a minimum of five years to support, advise and continue to help create opportunities for NSW Medical Leaders.

The NSW Committee meet every second month, 7pm-8.30pm via Zoom. The role of a Jurisdictional Committee Member is to:

  • participate in, promote and facilitate local education and training activities and events;
  • devote adequate time and attention to preparing for and attending meetings of the jurisdictional committee; and
  • contribute to work programs with other members of the NSW committee.

To view the NSW Jurisdictional Committee Terms of Reference, please CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to submit your EOI. The closing date for the EOI is Wednesday 4 May 2022.

For more information email NSW Jurisdictional Committee Chair Tony Sara Antony.Sara@health.nsw.gov.au


“Taking up a position within the College provides wonderful opportunities to network with colleagues and peers and share experiences and lessons in relation to the latest thinking about medical leadership, supervision and training, and health system management,” Dr Parsons said.

“There is a great amount of talent amongst us who have and continue to commit their time and expertise to the College through various leadership roles, whether it be on Committees or working groups or providing expertise to develop College submissions to key industry consultations.”

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