The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is an organization responsible for training, educating and representing over 14,500 physicians and paediatricians in Australia and New Zealand. The RACP represents physicians and paediatricians by advocating on their behalf to governments, health organisations, medical colleges, consumer groups and to the general public.
In November 1930 a group of physicians met in Melbourne to establish The Association of Physicians of Australasia “for friendship and scientific stimulus”’ but the Association consisted of its members only – there was no building or permanent base. The College’s first scientific journal, Proceedings of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, was published in 1948.
And this is how the RACP came to be.