About the RACP
We connect, train and represent more than 25,000 medical specialists and trainee specialists from 33 different specialties, across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Through the RACP, specialists:
- Provide accredited specialist training to trainee doctors who have completed their medical degree and wish to further specialise as physicians in Australia or New Zealand.
- Provide continuing professional development and education for specialists who have completed their physician training and have become Fellows of the RACP.
- Assess Overseas Trained Physicians who wish to practise as physicians in Australia or New Zealand
- Hold events including conferences, training sessions and continuing professional development workshops.
- Provide opportunities for physicians and trainee physicians to connect as a community of physicians in Australia and New Zealand
- Collaborate to lead innovation in the delivery of specialist medicine in a constantly changing world.
- Collaborate to develop world-leading medical education programs for the specialists of tomorrow.
- Support medical graduates, Fellows and trainee physicians education and research by awarding fellowships, grants and prizes to both early career medical researchers, and later career stage Fellows.
A Board of Directors supported by a range of committees and councils governs the RACP. Find out more about the Board and Governance and Fellow-led RACP Committees.
The RACP is comprised of two Divisions and three Faculties. Each Division has a number of Chapters. Learn more about RACP Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.