About the College

''I joined the College because it offers wonderful training and education activities, plus SUPPORT.' - Member

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice.

We are the only College in Australia dedicated to rural and remote medicine, and we play an important role in supporting junior doctors and medical students considering a career in rural medicine.

We are committed to delivering sustainable, high-quality health services to rural and remote communities by providing:

  • quality education programs
  • innovative support, and
  • strong representation for doctors who serve those communities.

The award, Fellowship of the College, is unique. A FACRRM will give you the confidence and competence to be the best rural generalist you can be.

As a Fellow you will receive full vocational recognition for Medicare A1 item numbers and enjoy the freedom to practise unsupervised anywhere in Australia.

Whether you're a student or an international medical graduate, or if you're considering becoming a financial member or a fully-fledged Fellow of the College, you can find out more about our various programs below: