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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Only if you can complete the THREE years prior to the following academic year. You will be required to provide a letter of support from your employer to confirm this.

Once your complete application has been received and confirmation that you have met the minimum eligibility requirements, your application will be sent to the relevant Jurisdictional Coordinator of Training to review your application and training post. Once confirmed, your application for the Fellowship Training Program will be sent to our Education and Training Committee and approval for Candicacy will then be approved by the RACMA Board.

You will be sent an offer letter in December which you will have FIVE business days to accept.

The application fee for Candidacy in the Fellowship Training Program is non-refundable.

No. Applicants must be in a RACMA accredited training post or due to commence in an accredited training post prior to the commencement of training or an application has been made to accredit the training post by the applicants employer.

The applying officer must be the appropriately delegated authority to do this on behalf of the health setting/organisation. The applicant for the Fellowship Training Program must not complete the application form.

You must provide contact details of three referees. One must be your current or most recent line manager. The remaining two referees may be supervisors, Clinical Director or Head of Unit/Department (or equivalent) or any senior colleagues engaged in medical management that you have worked with in the last two years.

If you are an overseas trained doctor without general/vocational registration in Australia or New Zealand, you will be required to apply to the Medical Board of Australia or the Medical Council of New Zealand to obtain general registration.

As an overseas trained doctor, you may be eligible to apply for Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) assessment. The SIMG assessment process will comprise an assessment of your training, qualifications and experience to determine your comparability to the Australian or New Zealand trained Medical Administrator. Further information can be found here.

If an applicant submits an incomplete application, RACMA will request that the applicant supply the missing information. The applicant must supply the missing information within fourteen (14) days of being advised of the outstanding requirements. Where the information is not supplied within the required period, the application will be cancelled. If the applicant wishes to reinstate their application for completion, they must contact the College at applications@racma.edu.au

The College will require a written request to be submitted to applications@racma.edu.au detailing the reason why the application could not be submitted prior to the closing date for consideration.

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