Medical Administration

Medical administrators undertake a diverse leadership role, utilising medical and clinical knowledge, skills and judgement to manage hospitals or health services, clinical workforces and capital investments as well as to oversee policy development, budgets and clinical support services. Medical administrators are often also required to manage medico legal and performance issues relating to clinical services and medical staff.

Clinical Practice

Medical administrators work across a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings, in both the public and private sector. Medical administrators may be employed by public or private health services, government departments, education institutions as well as pharmaceutical and technological companies.

Statistics and information - Medical Administration

Number of specialists - QLD

Number of new fellows - QLD

Number of specialists - AUS

Number of new fellows - AUS

Average weekly hours
QLD

Average Age
QLD

% Aged 60+
QLD

58% of the QLD 2017 workforce intend to retire by 2027

Proportion Female/Male - QLD

Male
Female

Location - QLD

Regional
Major cities
Remote

Public/Private QLD

Private
Public

Number of trainees - QLD

Number of new trainees - QLD

Number of trainees - AUS

Number of new trainees - AUS

PGY new trainees - QLD

Proportion Female/Male - QLD

Male
Female

Length of Training

3 years full-time

Method of Allocation

College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:

  • College
  • Queensland Health pathway/network (centrally coordinated)
  • Queensland Health facility (accredited for training)

Training and assessment summary

For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact RACMA.

Training program overview

Medical administration training consists of only advanced training over three strands, governed by the Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum developed by the RACMA. The curriculum aims to produce medical practitioners who use both their clinical training and experience and their specialist medical management expertise to lead and influence health service delivery. Upon completing all requirements of the training program, trainees may apply for election to Fellowship the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA)

Eligibility

Applicants must hold general or specialist medical registration in Australia or New Zealand, have a minimum of 3 years clinical experience involving direct patient care and show evidence of a medical management position (training post or substantive position).

Flexibility

Allowed. Training must be completed within 8 years.

Interrupted training

Allowed up to a maximum of 2 years.