Becoming a Fellow

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

College Ceremony

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


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

Admission to Fellowship

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

Approval of training requirements

Eligible trainees and overseas trained physicians (OTPs) who have successfully completed training requirements are recommended by the College to the relevant Education or OTP committee and appropriate Division, Faculty or Chapter for approval to be admitted to Fellowship.

Applying for Fellowship

After approval of training has been confirmed an email invitation from Member Services will be sent to you with instructions on how to apply online for admission to Fellowship. 

Confirmation of Fellowship

Shortly after completing the admission to Fellowship application and paying the associated fees, you will receive a confirmation letter from the President via email confirming training and Fellowship.

New Fellows can use their confirmation letter when registering as a physician with APHRA or MCNZ.

Contact the College if a hard copy confirmation letter is required.


New Fellows will receive their testamur (Fellowship certificate) via registered post within a few months of receiving their confirmation of Fellowship letter.

Registration with a regulatory body


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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