The qualification conferred at the successful completion of the Leadership for Clinicians Training Program also confers eligibility for Associate Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (AFRACMA). Those wishing to pursue the full Fellowship in medical administration with RACMA may apply for 12 months credit entry to the Fellowship Training Program provided all other pre-requisites are met. More information is available here.
Applicants must possess:
- A medical degree from a recognised Australian or New Zealand university, or equivalent
- Current medical registration
- Clinical (direct patient care) experience of at least three years full time equivalent in an Australian health system, or one that is comparable
- An interest in medical leadership and management and/or currently leading clinical departments
Applicants interested in being considered for a Queensland Rural Generalist Program sponsored position also need:
- Current Queensland Health employment
- FACRRM or FRACGP/FARGP qualifications
Duration and commitment
The Leadership for Clinicians Training Program is delivered over twelve months. Participants are required to complete all requirements within two years of commencement. Enrolment in the Training Program requires commitment to complete the course requirements, including workshops.
An indication of the time commitment to undertake the Program is provided below:
- There are three modules designed across five study themes.
- Each module includes approximately 3 hours of webinars.
- There are eight days of face to face workshops in total which will be held in Brisbane (including three Saturdays):
o Module 1 | Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 July 2020
o Module 2 | Friday 18 – Saturday 19 September 2020
o Module 3 | Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 November 2020
- The learning sets are approximately 1.5 hours per module.
- The pre-reading, case study submission reflective piece and self-paced quizzes are approximately 10 hours per module.
Total (approximately): 64 hours face to face and 43.5 hours self-paced/webinar learning. Number of hours may vary due to participant’s learning style.
Inclusions and exclusions
All participants will be required to fund their own travel and any additional costs associated with their AFRACMA qualification.
The approximate value of a QRGP subsidised place is $12,000 and includes RACMA course fees and accommodation for the duration of residential workshops as required. Self-funded participants will be required to meet the Program course fees of approximately $11,000, payable to RACMA, and fund their own accommodation.
The Training Program will cover content specifically designed for rural and remote practice in Queensland, selected from the following key areas:
- Understanding the Australian and Queensland healthcare system
- Understanding your personal style as a leader and manager
- Clinical Governance
- Workforce management and engagement
- Strategy change and financial governance.
The Training Program is structured in three training modules consisting of:
- One to three webinars
- Interactive face to face workshop
- Learning set and reflective exercise
Participants will complete an online quiz for successful completion of each module. Assessment is undertaken through participation in all activities.
The Leadership for Clinicians Training Program includes tools designed to encourage self-assessment and to guide development through Action Learning during the Program comprising:
Professional Management Development Plan: At the commencement of their 12 month Program, participants will be asked to develop a
Professional Management Development Plan. The Professional Management Development Plan requires participants to self-audit and to reflectively consider their personal goals for their competency development during the course of the 12 month Program.
Submission of a short reflective piece at the completion of the Training Program; the Personal Workplace Leadership Challenge will demonstrate how the participant has applied their learnings in their workplace.
Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): The MBTI tool provides participants with a leadership style theory that is explored in depth in Module 1.
360 degree feedback: The 360 tool is completed towards the end of the Training Program and aims to provide an indicator of the participant’s development as a leader.
Applications for the 2020 Program are now closed.
The 2020 Leadership for Clinicians Training Program: Associate Fellow (AFRACMA) Cohort Three is jointly funded by the Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway and the Prevention Division within the Queensland State Government’s Department of Health under the Medical Practitioner Workforce Plan for Queensland (MPWP4Q).