RACP Special Interest Groups

What is a Special Interest Group (SIG)?

A Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group of Fellows and trainees interested in a particular clinical area. SIGs provide an opportunity for Fellows and trainees to connect with other health professionals in their area of interest and build on clinical skills and knowledge to improve professional performance.

 

What SIGs do the RACP recognise?

There are a number of Special Interest Groups recognised by the RACP in the areas of Rehabilitation Medicine and Community Child Health. For more information on each SIG, see:

 

What does a SIG do?

SIGs:

  • Provide advice on matters related to their interest area, including to the relevant Educational Committee on educational policy development
  • Develop training and educational resources and practice guidelines
    • Support health professionals working in their area of interest
    • Support Fellows in private practice, and those working outside of major metropolitan areas
  • Advocate for their clinical area of special interest and develop policy position statements related to their special interest area
  • Promote awareness of current issues relating to their special interest area

 

Can I join a SIG?

Membership to a SIG is free, and available to all Fellows and trainees at the College. The majority of SIGs also allow other health professionals to join as non-voting members.

For more information on SIGs, including how to join, see the list of Rehabilitation Medicine SIGs and Community Child Health SIGs.
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