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ACRRM

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is accredited by the Australian Medical Council for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice. It also plays an important role in supporting junior doctors and medical students considering a career in rural general practice. The award, Fellowship of ACRRM (FACRRM), is unique. There is no equivalent. FACRRM covers a broader scope of training for rural and remote general practice. This unique qualification verifies that a Fellow has achieved the levels of experience, knowledge and advanced skills – such as surgery, obstetrics, anaesthetics, or emergency medicine – to work unsupervised anywhere. Our Fellows work in private general practice, hospital based medicine, Aboriginal medical services, retrieval and emergency medicine, as GP anaesthetists, GP obstetricians and others – often in two or more roles concurrently. The College supports members throughout their careers with quality programs and services, such as continuing professional development, clinical guidelines for smart phones, a national telemedicine hub and accredited procedural workshops.