Professional, respectful and supportive behaviour in physician training and practice

The College works with its members and external stakeholders to support the highest standards of professional, respectful and supportive behaviour in all its activities.

This collaboration acknowledges the role of workplaces and training environments where College training programs are delivered and patient care is provided.

The College promotes a safe and supportive learning environment for Fellows and trainees through these measures:

Standards, policies and guidelines

  • raising awareness about the standards of behaviour expected of RACP members in the conduct of their professional duties.
  • reviewing current standards for accreditation of training sites specifically relating to training and unacceptable behaviour, including workplace bullying.
  • establishing agreed protocols with employers about investigation and management of complaints.

Training and support


  • collaborating with other medical professional organisations to share and/or develop learning resources for trainees and supervisors that promote wellness and positive behaviour.
  • working with employers and accredited sites to reinforce the standards of behaviour and conduct expected of College supervisors.
  • clarifying the role of the College and employers when unacceptable behaviour occurs in the workplace.
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