Medical administration

Medical administration is administration or management utilising the medical and clinical knowledge, skill and judgement of a registered medical practitioner, and capable of affecting the health and safety of the public or any person.

This may include administering or managing a hospital or other health service, developing health operational policy, or planning or purchasing health services. Medical administration does not involve diagnosing or treating patients.

Vocational training in New Zealand

Vocational training in medical administration is undertaken through the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). Once RACMA training is completed, doctors are awarded the Fellowship of the RACMA (FRACMA).

Am I able to apply to work as a recognised specialist in New Zealand?

To apply for vocational registration in medical administration, you need either:

  • the FRACMA qualification; or
  • an international postgraduate medical qualification in medical administration, where your combination of qualifications, training and experience will then be assessed against the standard of the FRACMA.

What standard will my training, qualifications and experience be compared against?

For details on the training programme please refer to the RACMA website Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators .

I want to make a vocational registration application

To make a vocational registration application, please refer to the Vocational Registration Homepage and select the option appropriate for you.

Am I able to apply for other types of registration?

You may be able to apply for more than one type of registration. To find out which is the best fit for you, please use our self assessment tool.