AFOEM ebulletin - 11 March 2022

A message from your President

I am writing my President’s Post on International Women’s Day, which provides an opportunity to reflect on the high risks of physical and mental disease and injury faced by women in the workplace. COVID-19 has highlighted these risks, as it has had a major impact on workers in healthcare, aged care, and disability care, all of which have a high proportion of female workers at the coalface. Women are also more likely to be in precarious employment and have higher risk of exposure to many occupational hazards, such as occupational violence and aggression and sexual harassment, so the Health Benefits of Good Work remains a major challenge, especially for women in the workplace. 

AFOEM also benefits from the major contribution provided by our female members, many of whom are in senior positions. We gain a lot by having 50 per cent gender parity on AFOEM Council and our other AFOEM committees have a high proportion of women actively involved in AFOEM policy and advocacy, education and training and our regional committees. Our AFOEM teams within the College are also almost exclusively women. We are very grateful to you all for your engagement and support, not just on International Women’s Day, but for every day you contribute to AFOEM activities and programs.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has consumed us for more than two years, the terrible toll of the floods in Queensland and NSW and the atrocities resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine have resulted in a reduced focus on COVID in government and the media over the past few weeks. As mask mandates and work at home orders are being wound back and international travel opens up, this is a sign of us starting to ‘live with COVID’. While the reported case numbers no longer give us an accurate picture of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the community, the decline of the firmer metric of hospitalisations in most Australian jurisdictions is encouraging. Case numbers in Western Australia continue to climb as that state opens up and the surge in case numbers in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past month appears to be plateauing. With winter approaching, COVID will remain an important workplace issue and the need to increase vaccine booster rates in conjunction with preventive measures remains an important goal. 

I’d like to congratulate the NSW Regional Committee for arranging the very informative and interesting webinar: ‘Brave New Normal World: COVID-19 where to from here?’ which was held on 19 February. The webinar included thought provoking presentations by Cath Kelaher, Ian Cheng and Stephen Corbett and was ably chaired by David Crocker. This gave an excellent overview of the many challenges facing workplaces as they grapple with the ongoing problem of COVID-19 and the large number of registrants demonstrated the high degree of interest in this issue. It is important that occupational and environmental medicine physicians work to maintain a focus on planning for the post-pandemic workplace environment and continue to apply the many lessons learned so far to reduce risks in the workplace. For those of you who could not tune in to the webinar, the recording can be found here (Video available for viewing under ‘Webinars’).

The ANZSOM annual scientific meeting being held in Brisbane from 20 to 23 March is now just over a week away. AFOEM is the scientific partner for the ASM and the program is covering a wide range of topical occupational and environmental medicine issues and includes a history of occupational medicine witness seminar and workplace visits. Don’t miss out on registering for this important conference. I look forward to finally being able to catch up with friends and colleagues who can attend in-person in Brisbane. There is also a digital attendance option for those who can’t attend in-person. Importantly for AFOEM trainees, their attendance at the ASM either in-person or digitally will be recognised as fulfilling their ATM requirement for 2022. Further details on the ASM program and how to register can be found on the ANZSOM website.

AFOEM Council met recently and one of the big issues discussed was occupational and environmental physician workforce planning. We have an aging OEM cohort, with a substantial proportion of members at or nearing retirement, and the concern is that we don’t have sufficient new Fellows successfully completing the training program to maintain or expand the necessary OEP workforce. This is a particular problem in smaller jurisdictions. This will be a major focus of attention for AFOEM and we are working with our public health medicine colleagues in the College on a workforce modelling project to help inform a planning strategy to maintain and enhance our workforce. The regional committees will play an important role in this.

Another major AFOEM initiative is the ‘Improving the Health of Healthcare Workers’ project. This has now been approved by the College Policy and Advocacy Council and AFOEM will be the lead within the College. This project has been prompted by the declining focus on occupational health in the healthcare sector and one of the aims is to promote greater awareness of what occupational and environmental physicians can contribute to address the many occupational health issues and to promote healthy workplaces in this sector.

While I’d like to thank the many AFOEM members who will soon be finishing their terms on various AFOEM committees, I’d like to pay special tribute to Alison Drewry, who has very recently stepped down as Chair of the Faculty Education Committee and as the Faculty representative on the College Grants Advisory Committee. Apart from being actively involved in both of these demanding roles in recent years, Alison has made a major contribution in her many other AFOEM roles over many years. We will miss Alison’s involvement and wish her well in her future activities.

Finally, you will have seen recently that nominations have been called for several AFOEM positions, including for AFOEM President-elect, Council members and regional committee members. While the nomination period has now officially closed, we still have several positions unfilled, including President-elect. It is now possible to submit an Expression of Interest for these positions. I’d like to encourage you to consider nominating for one of these key positions and contribute to the important work and activities of AFOEM. The future of AFOEM is very dependent on high Fellow and trainee engagement.


Professor Malcolm Sim
AFOEM President

AFOEM Fellows interview series

This series provides insight into the careers of retired and actively serving occupational physicians. The interview series has supported a collaboration amongst our peers in developing projects on compiling the history of occupational medicine. On this occasion, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Brian Dare.

Dr Farhan Shahzad, Consultant Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sydney

Farhan: Thanks for joining us. I have known you for years as a colleague and as a mentor. Please tell us about yourself including your life, training and how you ended up in occupational medicine.

Brian: I’m from Adelaide originally so I completed my medical degree at Adelaide University in 1977 and did my internship at Royal Adelaide Hospital.

I did a couple of years of physician training but the thought of staying in hospitals for several more years made me realise that I really needed to get into something else. The trouble is, when you’re in medicine, it’s very ‘insular’ and you don’t often know what’s outside of the hospitals.

A training position came up in medical administration with the SA Health Department in 1981. What attracted me to that training position was that you’d get a study award to go to Sydney University to do a Masters in Public Health. So, I got the first traineeship in medical administration although I didn’t really know if I wanted to do medical administration, but just wanted to get out of the hospitals.

In 1982, I went to Sydney University and did my Masters in Public Health (Occupational Health). 

As I was tied to the SA Health Department, there was a Medical Superintendent position at Port Augusta Hospital in a town three hours north of Adelaide which is where I spent a year in 1983.

I was then offered an occupational physician role with the SA Transport Authority in Adelaide which was a newly created role. I remained in the role for two years, which was rather interesting, and then a position came up in Perth in 1986.

This was for an occupational physician with WorkSafe WA. KC Wan was the Chief Occupational Physician at that time and I was ‘under his wing’.

I worked under KC Wan for four years. It was a time when you provided a consultancy to not only Government workplaces, but also private. You weren’t an inspector. It was a great position as you got to go to so many different worksites.

At the time, a lot of the work involved medical surveillance, as well as dealing with asbestos in the workplace and with mesothelioma from the Wittenoom mine through the Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel.

A position then came up at the Police Department. They’d never had an inhouse occupational physician. I did that full-time for three years.

I eventually left my role with the Police Department as an occupational physician role came up at Royal Perth hospital in 1993, where I remained for 10 years. 

After leaving the public service in 2003, I got involved with independent medical examinations.

Farhan: Where do you see occupational medicine heading in Australasia? What would you want to do if you had more opportunity to do so?

Brian: Unfortunately, the consultancy work has reduced in Government and the private sector with the competition from the different disciplines now trained in occupational health.

It becomes harder to remain at the head of the pack. You’re having to balance between how much of your work is clinical, consultancy, advisory and managerial.

Farhan: What message do you have for trainees and fellow OPs?

Brian: Even though I’ve enjoyed doing independent medical examinations in the latter part of my career, I have been lucky to be able to be involved in a consultancy and advisory role, dealing with all parties in the workplace.

I consider it is important to get experience in all the different facets of occupational health from clinical work, to dealing with injuries, fitness for work, rehabilitation, as well as a consultancy and advisory role.

College Bodies – Expressions of Interest are now open

Following the RACP call for nominations earlier this year, various positions are available on College councils and committees. You are invited to express your interest.

The College Council and committees respond to and raise issues to the Board for consideration. The composition of the College Council enables a variety of member and non-member perspectives to be heard in a single forum.

Please submit your EOI before the closing date, Wednesday, 6 April 2022.

8 March 2022 backup Divisional Written Examination (DWE) successfully completed

We would like to inform you that the 8 March 2022 backup Divisional Written Examination (DWE) was successfully delivered. 307 candidates sat the paper-based exam across 18 locations in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

We thank our Directors of Physician/Paediatric Education (DPEs) and RACP supervisors for their ongoing support to trainees in the lead up to the exam. We also want to thank all our staff who were involved throughout the examination preparation process.

Exam results will be released on Tuesday, 12 April 2022. If you have any questions or need further information, please email

Kind regards,
RACP Assessment and Selection Team

Upcoming deadline to record your MyCPD points for 2021

This is a friendly reminder that 2021 MyCPD records are due by Thursday, 31 March 2022.

Additionally, CPD records are now open for 2022. 2022 CPD requirements remain the same as 2021. Please see the 2022 MyCPD Framework for details. Please note that the Medical Council of New Zealand has additional mandatory requirements for New Zealand practitioners.

Helpful links:

Please contact the CPD Team for further assistance:

Australia: 1300 697 227, New Zealand: 04 460 8122,

Expressions of Interest: AFOEM Faculty Assessment Committee vacant positions

The AFOEM Faculty Assessment Committee (FAC) is seeking expressions of interest from AFOEM Fellows to join the AFOEM FAC as:

The AFOEM FAC key responsibilities include:

  • overseeing the coordination of the AFOEM written and practical examinations
  • engaging in continuous quality improvement of all assessments
  • participation in the annual working parties that write examination questions for all the AFOEM written and practical examination

Interested AFOEM Fellows need to email an ‘Expression of Interest’ form, along with their CV to the Faculty examinations team at

National Guidance for doctors assessing workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust released

On Monday, 21 February 2022 the Australian Department of Health released the National Guidance for doctors assessing workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust. This was one of the recommendations of the National Dust Diseases Taskforce Final Report, which Dr Graeme Edwards FAFOEM and Dr Ryan Hoy FRACP were members of.

The National Guidance release acknowledges that ‘The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM), and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) have all called for the development of National Guidance for case identification, assessment and health surveillance of at-risk populations for silicosis (page 5)’.

Find out more and view the final report.

AFOEM Lead Fellows for Accelerated Silicosis give evidence as part of 2021 Review of Dust Diseases scheme

Two College members, Dr Graeme Edwards FAFOEM and Associate Professor Deborah Yates FRACP, gave evidence to the NSW Legislative Council's Standing Committee on Law and Justice at a hearing on Wednesday, 16 February 2022, as part of the 2021 Review of the Dust Diseases scheme.

The purpose of the 2021 Review is to evaluate progress made by the NSW Government in implementing previous Review recommendations, in relation to the prevention, treatment and management of silicosis in the manufactured stone industry.

Dr Edwards, Consultant Physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Associate Professor Yates, Respiratory Physician, presented evidence and urged action by all State, Territory and Commonwealth Governments to collaboratively address the emerging epidemic of accelerated silicosis.

They expressed the College’s deep concern at the growing epidemic of accelerated silicosis - a preventable occupational lung disease - and our view that the implementation of the Dust Diseases scheme since 2017 has fallen short of what was recommended and needed.

New Chair of HBGW Australian Signatories Steering Group

We are pleased to announce that Ms Noni Byron has been elected as Chair of the HBGW Australian Signatories Steering Group (SCG).

Noni is the Managing Director at Prestige Health Services Australia, and an active member of the SSG, previously chairing the Forum Committee.

We look forward to working with Noni in her new role and continuing to spread the principles of the Health Benefits of Good Work to industry employers.

Learn more about Health Benefits of Good Work.

New Cultural Safety Curated Collection

The new Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori Cultural Safety Curated Collection has been designed to support physicians in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to provide more impactful, meaningful, culturally safe care for Indigenous patients, their families, whānau and communities.

The Collection presents a detailed library of resources that can help you understand and implement culturally safe practices in the workplace. Filter the library by theme, country, resource type and level of experience to find the resources most relevant to you. We encourage you to revisit the Curated Collection as you develop your understanding of cultural safety over time and consider how this can shape your practice.

Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for time spent on RACP Online Learning.

Your Supporter Pack: The kids Catch Up campaign

The launch of the Kids COVID Catch Up campaign generated national media coverage and saw hundreds of members and community representatives getting involved in the launch events.

The campaign is calling on leaders from across the political spectrum to commit to a package of policy measures to help children and young people catch up from the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all members to help make a difference by joining the campaign.

To help you get started, we’ve created a Supporter Pack that sets out five clear steps you can take to help the campaign succeed. Take all of the steps or just pick a few. The steps you take will help us keep the momentum going after the success of the campaign launch.

Find out more

APHRA pandemic response sub-register coming to a close

A huge thank you to Fellows who joined the AHPRA sub-register and returned to practice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your sacrificial care for our community through these challenging times.

The pandemic response sub-register will expire on 5 April 2022. If you have been in touch with AHPRA and renewed your specialist registration past this date, you will have a CPD requirement for 2022. Please see the 2022 MyCPD Framework for details and contact the CPD Team at if you have any questions.

Contribute to the Indigenous Physicians Video Series and help grow the Indigenous medical workforce

The Member Learning & Development team is seeking members to assist them in producing a series of videos which will share the experiences and personal stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees and physicians. The aim of the video series is to build an understanding of the role and value of Indigenous physicians in healthcare, while aiming to inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are considering a career in medicine and physician training.

Trainees and Fellows with a special interest in this area are invited to join the working group to help scope and consult on the project. Submit your expression of interest by Friday, 18 March 2022.

Find out more

New Evolve case studies

Evolve is a flagship initiative led by physicians at the RACP to drive high-value and high-quality care in Australia and New Zealand.

To support the implementation of Evolve recommendations in clinical practice, the College has launched a series of case studies which considers clinical scenarios based on low-value care. This series explores interesting topics related to reducing low-value practices and improving the quality and safety of healthcare. As part of this series, Dr Chris Cameron has led the development of a new case study about medication related harm. View the case studies at

Evolve is seeking enthusiastic Fellows and trainees to partner with us in developing case studies for more specialties. The aim of the case studies is to support Fellows and trainees to build an understanding of low-value care within their specialty and act as a tool for clinical educators and supervisors. Email to get involved.

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia: funding round six

You're invited to apply for a Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) grant of up to $10,000 to support your continuing professional development (CPD). SRSA grants cover CPD costs such as registration, travel, accommodation, and meals. Applications for interactive CPD like clinical attachments, peer review and workshops are encouraged.

You are eligible if you:

  • are a Fellow, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander trainee of a (non-GP) specialist
    medical college
  • work in a regional, rural or remote area (view your classification here).

The application deadline for funding round six is Friday, 15 April 2022. CPD activities must be completed between 1 July 2022 and 30 September 2023.

Find out more and access the online application.

The SRSA Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and
managed by the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges.

How to login to the ROC - for first time users

The ROC (RACP Online Community) is a private, secure place for you to network, engage and connect in real time. It's available exclusively to RACP members and Overseas Trained Physicians (OTPs).

The ROC is yours to:

  • find other members and connect with them
  • ask questions and start discussions with other members, in a secure, easy to use online forum
  • expand your professional networks across the membership, or within your specialty, Division, Faculty or Chapter
  • keep up-to-date with College announcements, events, updates and resources
  • be informed via a weekly digest email - or opt out if you prefer.

To access the Roc, simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play, or login via MyRACP.

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to login to the ROC and be part of the conversation.

Ep 78: The Advocate's Journey

The core work of being a physician is demanding enough, but if you’re seeing patients come in day after day with ailments that have social determinants behind them, you may start to feel like Sisyphus (heaving that boulder up the hill only to have to start from the bottom every time it slips your grasp).

Surely it would be better to change those socioeconomic drivers – but where do you even begin?

The three-word mission statement of the RACP is Educate – Advocate – Innovate, and there is a Division of College staff dedicated to helping physicians with the strategy of putting a case to those in power.

This podcast explains how the College supports policy development and advocacy. The interviews are drawn from an RACP-produced documentary called The Advocate's Journey that was hosted by Dr Robert Lethbridge. It’s the perfect time to revisit this story considering how politicised public health has become in recent times.


  • Dr Rob Lethbridge FRACP (Perth Children’s Hospital)
  • Dr Helen Young FRACP (Royal North Shore Hospital; The Children’s Hospital at Westmead)
  • Patrick Tobin (former GM of Policy and Advocacy)
  • Dr Jin Russell FRACP (Starship Children's Hospital; University of Auckland)

Subscribe to email alerts or search for ‘Pomegranate Health’ in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or any podcasting app. Fellows of the RACP can claim CPD credits for listening and learning via MyCPD. For a transcript and further references please visit the Pomegranate page.

Register now for The Digital Physician webinar

Find out what physicians need to know about digital health in this interactive webinar on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at 6pm (AEST). Hear from members of the RACP’s Digital Health Advisory Group (DHAG) as they discuss what’s new in digital health and how the DHAG can support members to improve their understanding in this important area.

Hosted by Association Professor Clair Sullivan FRACP, topics covered will include:

  • identifying the drivers for digital transformation in healthcare.
  • appreciating the value of using data and analytics in healthcare.
  • defining the roles of digital systems in optimising physician-patient interactions and shared decision-making.
  • recognising the potential of digital health as a platform for quality improvement and research.

Find out more and register for the webinar.

The COVID-19 Expert Reference Group series

We invite you to join us online for the following complimentary webinars, brought to you by the COVID-19 Expert Reference Group (ERG). The group formed in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERG has broad representation and expertise in its membership, and meets regularly to discuss advocacy priorities, review government advice on COVID-19 and identify resources to share with members.

Continued Education 2022 – Update in Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and Hematology Webinar

The RACP Victorian Regional Committee is hosting a webinar as part of the Continued Education program. Enhance your knowledge of gastroenterology, rheumatology, and hematology by listening to expert speakers: Associate Professor Mayur Garg, Dr Andrew Foote and Dr Abbey Willcox. 

All College members are invited to tune in to this educational online webinar on Saturday, 26 March from 9am to 11.30am (AEDT)..

Register now to secure your place. Note: this event is eligible for CPD credits.

RACP staff member wins digital health award

Carol Pizzuti, a PhD student at Sydney University, has won the Digital Health Week 2022 award for best presentation in the Health Information Seeking and eHealth Education stream titled ‘The role of regulators and professional regulations in fostering the use of electronic health data to strengthen Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for medical practitioners’.

Carol’s PhD is through the College’s partnership with the Digital Health CRC on the Practice Analytics project, which allows the College to be at the forefront of innovation in medical education and digital health. Congratulations, Carol.

Join us for the AFOEM Annual Training Meeting 2022

The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Annual Training Meeting (ATM) will be held from Saturday, 14 May to Monday, 16 May 2022, in conjunction with the RACP Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

We encourage AFOEM trainees to attend the ATM as it will be a great opportunity for you to learn, network and ask questions pertaining to your training requirements.

Date: Saturday, 14 May to Monday, 16 May 2022
Times: Please refer to the program
Cost: Tickets are $600 per person.

To register or for further details visit the AFOEM ATM 2022 website.

Applications for the 2022 RACP Educational Development (Study) Grants open soon

The 2022 RACP AFOEM Educational Development Grant, which is worth up to $10,000 is just one of the grants being offered in this round. This grant can be put towards gaining new technical expertise, training at an institution, or providing further educational opportunities for a group in fields and competencies relevant to occupational and environmental medicine.

Other Educational Development Grants available include:

  • Skilled Medical Scholarship for Advancement of Indigenous Health - NEW
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Educational Development Grant
  • Queensland Regional Committee Educational Development Grant

Applications for the 2022 RACP AFOEM Educational Development Grant open on Monday, 4 April 2022.

Visit the RACP Foundation to view the eligibility criteria for each award and to access the online application form.

Counting down to ANZSOM ASM in Brisbane

The ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting is almost here, as we look forward to meeting face-to-face in Brisbane on Sunday, 20 March to Wednesday, 23 March 2022.

With three days and over 30 speakers, the ASM 2022 technical program is not to be missed!

Some of the highlights include:

  • Keynote address from WorkCover QLD CEO, Bruce Watson
  • A range of interactive workshops and learning opportunities
  • Site visits to a number of local workplaces around Brisbane, as well as a streamed site visit for those attending virtually
  • History of Occupational Medicine witness seminar hosted by AFOEM
  • A mock court session to demonstrate how an expert may approach a hearing into a case
  • Social events including the Welcome Reception and the Conference Dinner

There are a number of registrations options available including full day and virtual registrations, with discounts available to all AFOEM members.

Find out more or register for the ANZSOM ASM2022.

ANZSOM - History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar

The Development of Occupational Medicine as a Profession in Australia and New Zealand – ‘Are we there yet?’

ANZSOM has already celebrated its 50th anniversary, and AFOEM is approaching its 40th. Our first- and second-generation occupational physicians are retired, or retiring, or have moved on to another time and another place. It’s time to capture our history, before it is too late!

A witness seminar allows us to capture a group oral history from participants who have been part of the process. By sharing their recollections, information is collected about the ups and downs they faced along the way, whereas a conventional written history usually concentrates more on the outcomes. 

The aim of the History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar is to collect information on the following questions:

  • How did occupational medicine become a specialty?What were the aims at inauguration?
  • How has our practice developed?
  • Has the specialty achieved its aims? ‘Are we there yet?’

Facilitated by Professor Niki Ellis, the last President of ACOM and the Inaugural President of AFOEM, and Associate Professor Cate Storey, a medical historian and Chair of the RACP Library and Heritage Committee, the discussion will be led by a panel of nine prominent people who have contributed to our history.

Additional key informants have been invited to sit in the audience - to respond to questions and contribute to the discussion. You are invited to join this once in a generation discussion, preferably in person, but we will also have a virtual audience who can contribute via the online chat function. 

The History of Occupational Medicine Witness Seminar will be held on Sunday, 20 March 2022 from 2pm to 4pm (AEST), as part of the ANZSOM ASM.

For more information or to register, visit ANZSOM.

Leading voices and engaging discussions

Join us at RACP Congress 2022 as digital occupational health and safety thought leader Mr Andrew Heinrichs explores, The 4th Industrial Revolution: Digital occupational health and safety - foundational digital concepts to equip us for a changing world of work.

Take some time to catch up at the AFOEM Dinner.

Along with the welcome reception and gala dinner, the AFOEM Dinner is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues. It’s been a while since we’ve had this opportunity so why not join us at the Wharf Hotel, Riverside on 11 May 2022. Bookings are essential so register now.

Time poor? Purchase a one-day ticket and enjoy the rest of Congress virtually.

It can be hard to find time to attend every day at Congress. With a range of ticket options, you can attend one full day and enjoy the rest of Congress online at your leisure. RACP Congress has a range of ticket options available for both Melbourne and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

NDIS Strategic Advisor Health Role - open to applications

 The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is seeking a Strategy Health Advisor to provide high-level policy and technical advice, expertise and outcomes relating to the strategic and operational management of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This position informs the intersection of health and disability. Read more.

Enrol now in the Quality and Safety Spaced Learning course

Trainees and Fellows of all specialties can be leaders in advocating for and improving quality and safety. To assist with this, members are invited to enrol in the ‘Quality and Safety Spaced Learning course’, delivered via Qstream. The course aims to help participants identify quality and safety concerns, learn practical approaches to overcome these issues, and facilitate self-reflection and peer discussion. 

The course consists of three short case studies with 12 questions. Participants will receive case studies directly into their Inbox and can complete them at a time that suits them - over a four-week period. Members are encouraged to discuss the case studies and share opinions with others through secure, online discussion forums.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive a toolkit of useful resources to support their ongoing learning. Furthermore, RACP CPD participants can earn CPD credits for the time they spend on this course.

Spaces are limited, so enrol now for a late April start.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

When you close your eyes and think of a doctor, what do they look like? To help #BreakTheBias and dive a little deeper, we launched our Fellows in Focus campaign.

International Women’s Day was held on Tuesday, 8 March and to celebrate, we shone a spotlight on some of the incredible women who chose to take part in the campaign. You may have seen some of their inspirational stories on social media, but if not, you can find out more on the RACP Fellows in Focus webpage.

Important update from Services Australia

Services Australia is aware that there is a high level of nervousness around the upcoming 13 March 2022 date, when Medicare and PBS PKI site certificates are due to expire.

In recognition of the pressures facing industry, the agency has renewed all Medicare and PBS PKI site certificates. All renewed PKI site certificates must be installed before 13 March 2022 to ensure ongoing access to the agency’s digital claiming channels.

Please read this message for more information.

Member Advantage - Shop and save, in so many ways

Whether you’re planning a new wardrobe for winter or shopping for fitness equipment, we’ve got amazing offers and discounts for you. Your RACP membership gives you access to exclusive online offers and discounts. Login now, check out the online offers and start saving today!

Visit your Member Advantage platform or call 1300 853 352 for assistance.


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Career Opportunities 

For career opportunities, view all positions vacant on the RACP website.

AFOEM contact details

AFOEM Faculty enquiries (including Council and committees):
AFOEM Executive Officer

AFOEM Education and Training enquiries:
Education Officer
Phone: +61 2 8247 6268

AFOEM Examination enquiries:

Examination Coordinator, Assessment and Selection Unit

AFOEM training site accreditation inquiries:
Site Accreditation Unit

AFOEM CPD enquiries:


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