Becoming a Fellow

We welcome around 1000 new Fellows each year, providing all the opportunity to work with their peers in developing superior training, medical care and health policies.

New Fellow Survey

The New Fellow Survey is an opportunity to provide feedback on how well your RACP training prepared you for unsupervised professional practice.

Find our more about the survey.


College Ceremony

New Fellows are invited to attend one of the College Ceremonies held each year.

Resources

Resources to help guide you on your journey as a new consultant.

New Fellow Survey

The New Fellow Survey is an opportunity for you to provide feedback on how well your RACP training program prepared you for unsupervised professional practice.


Admission to Fellowship

Progression from approval of training requirements to confirmation of Fellowship can take 6 to 8 weeks.

Approval of training requirements | We recommend eligible trainees and overseas trained physicians (OTPs) to the relevant Education or OTP committee and appropriate Division, Faculty or Chapter for approval to be admitted to Fellowship.

Apply for Fellowship | After your training has been confirmed, you receive an email invitation from Member Services with instructions on how to apply online for Fellowship.

Fellowship confirmation letter | After completing the admission to Fellowship application and paying the associated fees, you receive a letter via email from the President confirming training and Fellowship. This confirmation letter can be used when registering as a physician with APHRA or MCNZ. Contact us if a hard copy letter is required.

Testamur | You receive your testamur (Fellowship certificate) via registered post within a few months.

Registration with a regulatory body

Australia

Before new Fellows can practice as a specialist or consultant physician in Australia they must register with the Medical Board of Australia via AHPRA.

Apply for recognition as a specialist or consultant physician with Medicare to provide services to private patients that attract Medicare benefits at specialist or consultant physician rates.

Aotearoa New Zealand

New Fellows are eligible to apply for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand to practice as a consultant physician.

Fellowship Marks

The Fellowship Mark is a trademarked symbol designed exclusively for RACP Fellows to use to symbolise their professional qualifications and membership of the RACP to their patients, peers and the community. Fellowship Marks are available for download through MyRACP.

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