The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is the professional medical College of over 17,000 physicians and 8,000 trainee physicians, often referred to as specialists, in Australia and New Zealand.


  • Provide accredited specialist training to trainee doctors who have completed their medical degree and wish to further specialise as physicians in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Provide continuing professional development and education for specialists who have completed their physician training and have become Fellows of the RACP.
  • Assess Overseas Trained Physicians who wish to practise as physicians in Australia or New Zealand
  • Hold events including conferences, training sessions and continuing professional development workshops.
  • Provide opportunities for physicians and trainee physicians to connect as a community of physicians in Australia and New Zealand



  • Collaborate to lead innovation in the delivery of specialist medicine in a constantly changing world. 
  • Collaborate to develop world-leading medical education programs for the specialists of tomorrow. 
  • Support medical graduates, Fellows and trainee physicians education and research by awarding fellowships, grants and prizes to both early career medical researchers, and later career stage Fellows.


Indigenous Scholarships & Prizes

RACP Indigenous Health Scholarship Program
The Scholarship Program provides a funded pathway through Basic, Advanced, Faculty or Chapter Training in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to current and prospective trainees, who identify as an Aboriginal person, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander or Māori.

RACP President’s Indigenous Congress Prize
The Prize offers an invaluable opportunity to a medical student, junior medical officer or physician trainee, who identifies as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori, to attend the RACP Congress.

Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine Indigenous Prize
The biennial prize supports medical students and junior medical officers, who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and Māori, to attend the International Medicine in Addiction Conference.

ANZAN Indigenous Health Advanced Trainee Scholarship in Neurology
The Scholarship is offered annually to current trainees of the RACP who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori and who are undertaking advanced training in Neurology.

Jameson Investigator Award
The Award, presented by Queensland Regional Committee, recognises the best oral research presentation related to Indigenous health issues.

Research Awards and Career Grants

Through the RACP Foundation, there is financial support to Fellows and trainees pursuing careers in medical research. Over 50 different fellowships, scholarships and grants are available annually, totalling over $2.5 million in funding.  For more information please click here>>

College and Congress prizes

RACP Medals and Prizes are presented annually at the RACP Congress and Annual Scientific Meetings to acknowledging the outstanding contributions and achievements of our Fellows and trainees. For more information please click here>>


Training for RACP

Training pathways

Every year the RACP facilitates training at accredited training sites in Australia, New Zealand and overseas for over 6,000 students in 33 diverse medical specialties, including six joint training programs.

Your training pathway to become a Physician will depend on your chosen medical specialty. See the Advanced Training Programs page for a full list of specialties that you can train in at the RACP.  

Entry Requirements

Each specialty has specific entry requirements that you must meet before applying. Visit the Advanced Training Program page for your chosen specialty to learn more about entry requirements. For more information please click here>>

FAQs about applying for Basic Training

Frequently asked questions about applying for Basic Training – please click here>>

Useful / Related links

RACP releases Indigenous Strategic Framework – please click here>>


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