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Medical Administration

Medical Administration

Medical Administration

Your Pathway into Medical Administration training in North Queensland

Entry Requirements

  • Hold a undergraduate medical degree from a recognised Australian or New Zealand university (or equivalent) 
  • Current general or specialist medical registration in Australia or New Zealand 
  • A minimum of three years of full-time clinical experience involving direct patient care 
  • Be in a RACMA accredited training post or be in a post that is likely to qualify as a training post.  

Total Training Time

Total: 3 years (full-time)

  • Satisfactory completion of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) national training program.  
  • Formal academic studies at an Australian or New Zealand in a Masters degree (or equivalent), which contains the core subject matter required by RACMA  
  • A minimum of three years full time or equivalent, supervised medical management experience in an accredited training post in a health workplace.  

How to Apply

Detailed information regarding the RACMA Fellowship Training Program can be found on the RACMA website. Please select from the links below:- 


Application Deadline

Applications open in August each yearRefer to the RACMA website for exact dates.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Must I meet all the eligibility criteria before applying for candidacy in the Fellowship Training Program?

Yes, you will be asked prior to commencing the application form to confirm you meet all of the listed eligibility criteria which can be found here  

Can I still apply for the Fellowship Training Program if I have not completed (at the time of application) the minimum THREE years fulltime clinical experience involving direct patient care?

Only if you can complete the THREE years prior to the following academic year. You will be required to provide a letter of support from your employer to confirm this.  

Can I apply for entry into the Fellowship Training Program if I do not have a training post?

No. Applicants must be in a RACMA accredited training post or due to commence in an accredited training post prior to the commencement of training or an application has been made to accredit the training post by the applicants employer.  

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website aims to assist medical students and doctors in training with medical career planning. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is current and accurate, all details should be verified through the relevant Specialist College.

NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.

Cairns region
(07) 4226 8187

Central West region
(07) 4764 1547

Mackay region
(07) 4885 7122

North West region
(07) 4764 1547

Torres and Cape region
(07) 4095 6103

Townsville region
(07) 4781 3424