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I want to follow the ACRRM pathway to Fellowship…what do I need to do?
ACRRM will require you to be on a training program to work your way towards sitting their fellowship exams. There are 3 training programs to work towards ACRRM Fellowship-
To be eligible to get started on these pathways, you’ll need to have current AHPRA registration which means you must already be working in Australia. Take a careful look at each of the pathways because they have their own individual requirements above this as well.
ACRRM also has their version of the “Specialist Training Pathway” if you hold a suitable qualification in one of their identified countries, listed here.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
This is where ACRRM will assess your experience (Similar to RACGP) to determine how much of your current experience will be attributed towards your training and therefore reduce the time you must work til you are eligible to start sitting the fellowship exams. As part of the application process, you’ll be required to provide a reference from a supervisor or senior colleague who you worked with at the time, who can validate your RPL claim.
Your past experience will need to fall into the following categories;
You can get a “result estimate” for your time assessment, which is referred to as a “Provisional RPL”. A ‘provisional Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)’ outcome is a prerequisite for applying for the ACRRM Independent Pathway. This type of application can be completed to provide an indication of what RPL result you will be awarded. However, please be aware that the final RPL results will be provided as part of the full application process.
Rural Experienced Entry to Fellowship (REEF):
ACRRM has 5 fellowship exams which are both clinic based and theoretical. Generally, assessments are offered twice each year although there are exceptions to this. The exams that you will undertake are:
Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (miniCEX)
Multiple-Source Feedback (MSF)
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Case Based Discussion (CBD)
Structured Assessment using Multiple Patient Scenarios (StAMPS)
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