Becoming a Fellow
Who is a Fellow?
A Fellow is a Physician or Paediatrician who has been admitted to Fellowship of the RACP or Fellowship of a Faculty or Chapter of the RACP. Currently, there are over 15,000 Fellows in Australia and New Zealand. A Fellow is a member of the RACP. Fellows continue to develop their Physician or Paediatrician skills through the RACP’s continuing professional development program
When a Physician or Paediatrician becomes a Fellow of the RACP, they are awarded a post-nominal that signifies their Fellowship, for example, Fellowship of the RACP (FRACP) or Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (FAFRM). Find out more about membership and post-nominals
How do I become a Fellow?
A person can become a Fellow of the RACP or a Faculty or Chapter of the RACP in two ways:
- Complete Physician training with the RACP and be admitted to Fellowship
- Train overseas, become a registered Physician in Australia or New Zealand and be admitted to Fellowship of the RACP
Admission to fellowship
Approved trainees and overseas trained physicians (OTPs) receive an invitation from Member Services to apply for Admission to Fellowship. Find out more about admission to Fellowship
Testamurs and ceremony
New Fellows are invited to receive their testamur at one of the College Ceremonies held in May, September and December this year.Find out more about testamurs and ceremony.