Indigenous doctors in training

The RACP is committed to growing the Indigenous physician workforce and delivering equitable health outcomes for Indigenous peoples in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

We do not tolerate racism or discrimination. We stand for equal access to opportunities and for creating a culturally safe College for Indigenous people in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Our initiatives towards achieving these changes are outline in the RACP Indigenous Strategic Framework.

We are currently drafting resources to ensure there are culturally safe and respectful local selection processes that support the increasing the number of Indigenous trainees entering, and successfully completing, the RACP training programs.

We will add resources to the website as they become available.

Indigenous partnerships

For over 2 years, we’ve worked closely with the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) and other specialist medical colleges, to devise practical and achievable ways to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical specialists.

The Colleges have agreed to implement the Minimum Standards and Best Practice Standards that were developed and to publish a biennial report of their self-assessment against those standards.

Find out more about how we're working with the AIDA and Growing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical specialists (PDF).

Other resources and events

AIDA Cultural Safety Fact Sheet and Toolkit

Statement on best practices when providing care to Māori patients and their whānau

Te Ora Annual Conference and AIDA Annual Conference

Good Practice Case Studies | The LIME Network

Share our Pride | Reconciliation Australia

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