Medical Administration ‘found me’ whilst I was working as a clinician in the Navy. The specialty has allowed me to participate right across the health continuum and make a difference to the lives of clinicians, patients and their carers. From designing and operationalising new services; teaching & mentoring; optimising workforce management frameworks; managing emergencies & disasters; and bringing clinical governance to life – this job is amazing.
Every day in the office is different and challenging, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Dr Elizabeth Rushbrook
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.
3 years full-time
College-selected trainees may be allocated to a training post by:
For detailed information in relation to training and assessment requirements, please contact RACMA.
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)
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).
Allowed. Training must be completed within 8 years.
Allowed up to a maximum of 2 years.