Medical administration is administration or management utilising the medical and clinical knowledge, skill and judgement of a registered medical practitioner, and which is capable of affecting the health and safety of the public or any person.
This may include administering or managing a hospital or other health service, developing health operational policy, or planning or purchasing health services.
GPs can practice with a sub-specialty; this allows them to focus on a particular area of medical interest. See below for further information on the training requirements for a sub-specialty in Medical administration .
20–40 hours/week average time worked
$153,795/year average salary
3 years min full time
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The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)
Medical administration is administration or management utilising the medical and clinical knowledge, skill and judgement of a registered medical practitioner, and which is capable of affecting the health and safety of the public or any person. This may include administering or managing a hospital or other health service, developing health operational policy, or planning or purchasing health services.
Variable including: - $350 application fee - $1,500 annual training fee - Workshop fees that range from $410 to $3,200 per workshop or module
Trainees need to complete three years' full-time supervised workplace training, pass multiple examinations as deemed fit by the college and achieve a satisfactory grade on the oral examination.
Applicants need to have an undergraduate medical degree from a nationally recognised institution, current general medical registration, at least three years' full-time clinical experience with direct patient care, and a medical management position.
To apply, you need to be a registered medical practitioner with a minimum three years' full-time clinical experience involving direct patient care and have a medical management position. This position may be a training post or a substantive position that will allow you to develop the appropriate medical management competencies.
The Medical Management Practice Program (MMPP) is a combination of tasks and activities that are to be completed during the Candidate’s period of supervised practice that will provide evidence for and will demonstrate the development of competencies throughout this period.
The MMPP will provide an evaluation of Candidate’s performance and progression in the Fellowship Training Program (FTP) as well as incorporate a series of formative assessment tasks and feedback reports for completion that will be used by the College in determining Candidates’ readiness and eligibility to sit the oral examination.
Trainees complete three years' full-time training. See college website for more information.
Applications are accepted in July.
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