Research Training Domain

The Research Training Domain (RTD) Program of the College was introduced as a mandatory activity of the Fellowship Training Program (FTP) in 2012 as a commitment to the role competency of Scholar in the Medical Leadership and Management Curriculum and Training in health services evaluation research.

It is now one of the four Domains of learning and assessment in the FTP. The new requirements as outlined in the RTD handbook will apply to commencing Candidates in 2019. PLEASE NOTE THE RESEARCH TRAINING DOMAIN HANDBOOK IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW.

In the RTD, it is required that a Masters’ subject related to evidence-based inquiry or research is completed, that a health service evaluation research project is conducted, that an oral presentation of research progress is made and that a written report is satisfactorily completed for eligibility to Fellowship.

The RTD will have intended learning outcomes for both:

  • curiosity-driven health services research; and
  • evidence-informed medical management decision-making.

The RTD is a mandatory activity of the Fellowship Training Program, and has the key following principles that:


  • The Research in the RACMA program would be Health Services Research; and the Candidates would be expected to complete this research project to comply with the Fellowship Training Program.

  • In keeping with the principles of Curriculum design the College developed graduate and intended learning outcomes for the Research Program, with formative and summative assessment activities. Rules for the award of exemptions for previously completed projects in health service research were established.  

The components of the RTD are:

  • Health Services Research Tutorial Webinars
  • Health Services Research Report Submission
  • Health Services Research Oral Presentation
  • Health Services Research Proposal

Those Candidates who have not yet commenced or wish to change their research based project may contact the College for advice for transition into the new RTD framework.

For a comprehensive list of RTD resources visit our Resources page here.

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