ACRRM now fully accredited

THE Australian Medical Council has confirmed ACRRM’s place among the country’s specialist colleges after announcing its full accreditation this morning.

After granting the college initial accreditation in 2007, the AMC began a scheduled review of its training pathways last year.

The council’s report on today’s accreditation, which extends until 2014, covered the Vocational Preparation Pathway, the Remote Vocational Training Scheme and the Professional Development Program.

ACRRM president Dr Jeff Ayton said the accreditation provided unequivocal and long-awaited recognition of the calibre of ACRRM’s education and training programs.

“The college was established by experienced and dedicated rural doctors who understood that the demands on them were far more complex, with an expanded scope of practice, than on office-based doctors in larger population centres,” he said.