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Australian Medical Association
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia. The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.
The AMA in collaboration with NZMA, NZMSA and AMSA has updated 'A Guide to Social Media and Professionalism'. This module provides the tips and traps every doctor and medical student should know.
The Australian Medical Association is committed to the provision of culturally safe care.
The role of doctors in stewardship of health financing and funding arrangements needs to be appropriately managed.
Doctors have an ethical and professional duty to provide evidence-based care impartially and without discrimination, including on the basis of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and sex characteristics.
AMA’s National Conference is open to all AMA members and non-member medical professionals in Australia. Internationally-based medical professionals interested in medico-political issues within Australia are also welcome to register.
Medical practices using contracts to engage doctors, reception and billing services have largely operated free of state and territory government payroll tax.
The medical home refers to a model of primary care that is patient-centred, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety.
General practice is the cornerstone of successful primary health care, which underpins population health outcomes and is key to ensuring we have a high-quality, equitable, and sustainable health system into the future.
The AMA’s 2021 Private Health Insurance Report Card highlights the trends that exist for private health insurance and the impacts and problems these trends continue to cause.
The recent escalation of COVID-19 cases will deepen our existing public hospital crisis.
Sustainability, adaptability, stewardship and digital capability will be key enablers in a complex and changing health care environment, and leadership will be required to build a supportive culture and safe system for healthcare professionals to work in.
The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) is in the process of amending the CPD requirements for medical practitioners.
The biggest issue doctors have faced this year is the global COVID-19 pandemic. While doctors have been concerned with their patients’ health, have they been taking care of their own?
While climate change is well understood in the common parlance as an environmental, economic, social and even geopolitical issue, framing it as a health risk is relatively new territory for much of the general public.
Explore how people get into positions of leadership and shine light on existing effective practices and solutions being applied in different countries across the globe to support increasing diversity in leadership positions.
The unique balance between the public and private sectors makes the Australian health system one of the best in the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the medical profession globally, and doctors individually, to consider what risk to their own lives (and potentially the lives of their own family members) they are willing to take when treating COVID-19 patients.
Over the last few months, the pressure on public hospital emergency departments has spiked to a new high-water mark. But is the current ED crisis fully explained by rising patient volume?
Utilising publicly available data, the AMA has undertaken original modelling to develop a list of policy proposals to improve the health of the system.
This report sets out the AMA’s vision for putting health care back into aged care. While this vision aligns with the Royal Commission’s ambition to achieve genuine person-centred care, it differs in some of the methods of how to get there.
The AMA’s Vision for Australia’s Health represents a clear blueprint for all Governments, and players in the system, built around five pillars of detailed policy reform.
The AMA has modelled the likely effects of a tax on sugary drinks on sugar consumption and government revenue.
This module provides information on how to prepare for interviews, so that you can enter the interview with confidence and a structured approach to demonstrate your suitability for the position.
This module provides details on what to expect throughout various interview processes, so that you can approach these in a well-informed manner.
Discover how to prepare applications for job and college positions, so that you will be offered a seat at the interview table.
The AMA has released its updated Position Statement on Conscientious Objection 2019. The policy was reviewed as part of the AMA’s routine, five-year policy review cycle.
The Australian Sports Medicine Collaborative (ASMC) believes there is a need for clear, unequivocal and reliable information to be readily accessible to all members of the community.
The AMA’s Guidelines have been written to assist doctors to fulfil their ethical and professional obligations towards patients in terms of upholding professional boundaries and carrying out patient examinations.
Information about what’s needed for application processes in each Australian state and territory.
The AMA Guidelines on Doctors’ Relationships with Industry 2018 serves to assist you to appropriately identify and manage your working arrangements with industry.
Understand the AMA Ethical Guidelines for Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses 2011. Revised 2016 when called upon as the treating doctor or an independent expert witness.
The AMA Guidelines for Doctors on Managing Conflicts of Interest in Medicine 2018 assist in appropriately identifying and managing actual and potential conflicts of interest in the practice of Medicine.
Writing a professional Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an essential part of the application process for medical employment, training and advisory roles.
Guiding doctors in supporting patients to be active in managing their own health care and make their own informed health care decisions.
Mutual obligations by both doctors and patients concerning the risk of BBVs during treatment.
Ways Australia can ethically and practically improve organ donation rates and debate more controversial proposals relevant to deceased donation and living donation.
Interactive panel discussion on potential infectious diseases and threats, the role of a CDC, current approaches, and how Australia would manage communicable threats that cross our borders.
A panel of six experts discuss the importance of doctors' and medical students' health and wellbeing.