Admission to Fellowship is dependent on the completion of the education and training requirements of the College by a trainee or Overseas Trained Physician.
Eligibility requirements include fulfilling the relevant education requirements, the payment of outstanding fees and receipt of a formal application, including proof of registration, in order to receive an invitation to become a Fellow.
Trainees admitted as members of the College are not Fellows.
Post-nominals of the RACP
Membership of the College confers a number of rights, including professional (and regulatory) recognition and privileges.
Continuing Fellows of the College have the right to use the 'FRACP' post-nominal and/or any other applicable Faculty or Chapter post-nominal or nomenclature of the College, based on their training pathway.
This right and privilege of membership is dependent maintaining continued membership of the College, as set out in the College Constitution.
Post-nominals are awarded to Fellows upon their admission to Fellowship.
Division Training Programs
FRACP | Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Faculty Training Programs
FAFRM | Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
FAFOEM | Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
FAFPHM | Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Chapter Training Programs
FAChAM | Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine
FAChPM | Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine
FAChSHM | Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine
Find out more information on training pathways.
Use of specialty titles
As the FRACP post-nominal covers many specialties, Fellows may also wish to use a specialist title to describe their field of specialty practice.
This is not a qualification but is a form of specialist recognition linked to training and specialist practice.
For example, a Fellow who is registered with a field of specialty practice in general paediatrics can use the title 'specialist general paediatrician'.
Australian registered Fellows may use the protected specialist title linked to the relevant specialist registration entry on the Register of Medical Practitioners.
Fellows in New Zealand are recognised in a vocational scope by the Medical Council of New Zealand.