Membership benefits

You'll have access to our extensive range of benefits when you join the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

These benefits include:

Benefit Details
Professional Development Program and our PD portfolio Fellows and members of the College can register in our Professional Development Program (PDP) to maintain Fellowship status, skills, vocational recognition, and credentialing requirements. Registration in the program provides you with PDP update newsletters, reporting to Medicare for vocational recognition purposes, reporting to Joint Consultative Committees (JCC) for credentialing and access to our PD Portfolio, where you can view your current points awarded, entrol in an activity, add an unaccredited activity for retrospective accreditation and download your latest points statement.
Online learning ACRRM Online Learning will enable you to maintain or extend your skills from anywhere in the world. You can enrol and complete online courses and participate in virtual classrooms as part of a blended learning environment, all accessible through your My College Dashboard.
Rural Clinical Guidelines (portable) The clinical guidelines for mobile devices are now available for download to iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian and other devices. You may also view online from your computer or print copies.
Tele-Medicine Access to Tele-Medicine services that will change the way you develop your expertise and exchange knowledge with peers. From anywhere you have internet access you can obtain expert advice from specialists in critical fields. 
Mentoring Program Our successful Mentoring Program is available to all members in 2019. You can apply as a mentee or a mentor. Fellows in the ACRRM Mentor Program attract Professional Development Points (PDP) towards their PDP Portfolio. This benefit is complementary for all College members.
Discount rates to attend courses and conferences All members receive discounts on College run courses and conferences. 
Subscription to the College's weekly e-newsletter, Country Watch  Get the latest in College news, see latest medical alerts, view upcoming events and stay up to date with what's happen in the profession, all from your inbox. 
Teaching post search Locate accredited teaching posts to assist in meeting Fellowship training requirements.
Training portfolio Available for members on a Fellowship training pathway, you can record all your educational activities towards Fellowship, including assessments and clinical placements.
Electronic logbook This unique online tool allows you to log procedures you perform, and record the level performed to. You can build up your logbook over time, tracking each required procedure and the level performed to, until you've completed it and ready to submit as part of your Fellowship training. Available to ACRRM registrars and student members.
Tele-Derm Tele-Derm is an internationally recognised online resource designed primarily to allow rural doctors to submit de-identified cases for free specialist advice on diagnosis and management by Dermatologist Dr Jim Muir. Online case studies, tips and cases of the week are also available.
Free Jobs Board advertising Current full-time, group practice, and joint members of the College are entitled to place three free text only job advertisements on the College's Jobs Board for their private practise or clinic in a financial year.
Ability to volunteer on ACRRM's committees and consultative groups You can contribute as an expert volunteer to ACRRM’s various committees and consultative groups and help shape the future of rural medicine education, training, and practice.
College advocacy The College advocates on behalf of members in a range of forums, collaborations and partnerships. We regularly engage with policy development, review and reform agendas at a national level.
Rural Procedural Training Grants The College is authorised by the Department of Health to process member’s claims for Rural Procedural Grants and submit verified claims to Medicare for payment.
Find a Fellow directory Available exclusively for Fellows of the College, this search lets you find other Fellows by location or specialities. This is a unique way for College Fellows to access colleagues with specific skill sets, find other colleagues in your area, or build a study group/network you can access as the need arises.
Access to copies of ACRRM standards, training manuals, curricula, and publications validating rural practice  
Participate in policy development and representative activities  
Member Advantage Benefits include savings on a host of products such as accommodation, leisure activities, gift cards, airline lounge memberships, international money transfers, car rental, computers and many more.
Australian Journal of Rural Health Financial members of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine are eligible to access online current and previous issues of the Australian Journal of Rural Health.
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