Rural Generalist Leadership for Clinicians Program
The QRGP is pleased to continue its partnership with RACMA to deliver the Rural Generalist Leadership for Clinicians Program in 2023. The Program has been developed to enable medical clinicians to enhance their performance and build their confidence and competence in leadership and management in a safe and confidential setting. This program offering has been specifically customised to meet the needs of Queensland’s current and future rural generalist leaders.
Successful completion of the Rural Generalist Leadership for Clinicians Program is an approved pathway to apply to elect to 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 to undertake the Fellowship Training Program. RACMA’s Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (RPLE) process enables applicants to seek advanced standing as a result of prior learning and experience. More information can be found here.
The Program comprises interactive sessions, case studies and self-development assessment activities designed to provide participants with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in medical management and leadership. The Program will cover content specifically designed for rural and remote practice in Queensland.
Six study themes will be explored including:
Professionalism, leadership and culture
Understanding our healthcare system
Clinical governance and medico-legal awareness
Medical workforce management and engagement
Leading strategy and change
The six key study themes will be addressed through eight topics. Each topic will incorporate self-directed learning, face to face sessions and associated assessment tasks.
The eight program topics are:
Practical Clinical Governance
Risk and Data Management
Strategy and Change
Medical Workforce Management
Change and Culture in Healthcare
The program includes four assessment tasks. These are:
Development of a Professional Development Plan (PDP)
Clinical Governance Reflection
Medical Workforce Management Reflection
Resubmission of the PDP including a reflection on leadership and management goals
Assessment tasks are scheduled throughout the program and must be submitted for successful completion of the program.
Applicants must possess:
Current medical registration in Australia
A minimum of three years direct patient care
Be in good standing with their employer and other medical specialty colleges
An interest in medical leadership and management and/or currently leading clinical departments
Applicants may express interest in being considered for a Queensland Rural Generalist Program sponsored position. While not mandatory, current Queensland Health employment and attainment of GP fellowship qualifications will be well regarded.
Duration and commitment
The Rural Generalist Leadership for Clinicians Program will be delivered over six months from November 2023 to May 2024. All residential workshops will be held at Sofitel Brisbane as outlined below: