The President's Message

The RACP President publishes a newsletter covering important news, announcements and developments from across the College, relevant to all RACP members.


2021

The President's Message - 19 March
We’re currently embarking on one of the most critical times in recent medical history… the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The President's Message - 19 February
I’d like to start by acknowledging all of the Divisional Written Exam candidates who sat their exam on Monday. This includes candidates in Melbourne, Geelong and Auckland who went into lockdown, days, and even hours before their exam.

The President's Message - 29 January
I’d like to start by wishing you a happy new year and congratulating our members who were recognised in the 2021 Aotearoa New Zealand New Year Honours and Australia Day Honours lists.

2020

The President's Message - 23 December
We are nearly at the end of the year, and what a year it’s been. The pandemic has changed so much for all of us in both our personal and professional lives. It’s also had a profound effect on our College and the way we support you.

The President's Message - 2 December
This month marked a major milestone for our College. We’ve successfully delivered a new Adult Medicine Divisional Clinical Exam format in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The President's Message - 30 October
Our College doesn’t exist in isolation. We’re an active member of the healthcare community in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The President's Message - 2 October
A common question I hear is “where do my College fees go?” It’s both a fair and very important question that comes up time and time again in surveys. 

The President's Message - 4 September
I wanted to share with you, information on our current, 41st Board of the College and what we do. As a Board, we’re responsible for monitoring and overseeing many aspects of our amazing organisation. 

The President's Message - 7 August
I’ve just come off a busy weekend working in ICU, on the ward and with coronavirus patients. COVID and the uncertainty it brings, has hit us all pretty hard this year including our training programs. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the DPEs, supervisors and trainees for your resilience.

The President's Message - 10 July
I’m sure many of you have been keeping an eye on the unfolding COVID situation, or second wave as some are calling it, in Victoria. As a Respiratory Physician working in Melbourne, it has certainly been a very challenging and concerning time.

The President's Message - 11 June
While we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many positives we’ve seen is the rapid uptake of new telehealth services across our medical communities. Using telemedicine, we have given our patients the best possible access to care in these trying times.

The President's Message - 15 May
You would have heard much about coronavirus so far, however you need to know what your College is doing about it. The COVID-19 pandemic is being compared to the influenza pandemic of 1918 in terms of infectivity and morbidity in the community. 

The President's Message - 17 April
It is pleasing to note that new COVID-19 case curves in both nations continue to show signs of declining. We are hopeful that as increased testing, tracing and local response measures are ramped up we may avoid some of the harrowing scenes from overseas.

The President's Message - 20 March
To say that times have been challenging recently is an understatement. Many of us have been swept up in the huge response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The President's Message - 24 February
I’d like to recognise the hard work of Fellows and staff in successfully staging the 2020 Basic Training Divisional Written Exam at 19 sites across Australia and New Zealand last week. 

The President's Message - 31 January
In this first President’s electronic bulletin for 2020 I’d like to welcome everyone to a new year and celebrate our 17 Fellows who have been recognised in the 2020 Australia Day Honours lists.
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