The RACMA Fellowship Training Program (FTP) is accredited by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).
After completion of the training program Candidates can apply for Specialist Registration in Medical Administration with the MBA or MCNZ. Completion of the training program enables medical practitioners to use their clinical training and experience together with their specialist medical management expertise to lead and influence the health service delivery. The Program is designed around the Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum which outlines the knowledge, skills and attributes required of a RACMA Fellow.
The Curriculum is organised into four learning domains:
- Health System Science
- Medical Management Practice
- Research Training
- Personal and Professional Leadership Development
Within each domain, there are a set of learning objectives, syllabus topics, learning activities and assessment activities.
The FTP can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis while working in supervised medical management practice in various healthcare settings or government departments or authorities. The minimum time fraction for part-time training is 0.5 EFT in supervised medical management practice in the workplace. The program may be completed in three years of full-time training.
A Career in Medical Administration
A RACMA Fellowship leads to a range of senior positions including:
|Chief Medical Officers||Heads of divisions of medical services|
|Director of Medical Services||Heads of health authorities|
|Chief executives of hospitals and universities||Chief health officers of government jurisdictions|
|Consultants to governments and private sector health services||Public policy and health program management in information technology and pharmaceuticals|
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