The AMA's constitution outlines how the AMA is structured and governed and its main activities. It also explains the roles, responsibilities and powers of the board, directors, federal council, management and members.
The AMA Federal Council meets quarterly and is the AMA’s main policy-making body. It is a forum to identify and debate emerging issues of relevance to the membership.
The Federal Council’s primary role is to:
- Form the policy of the AMA;
- Propose changes to existing policy; and
- Elect representatives to roles and committees
Dr Omar Khorshid is an experienced medical leader and orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and hip. He was elected President of the Federal AMA on 1 August 2020, and is a past President of AMA WA.
Omar was born in Melbourne and moved to Perth with his family as a child. He completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 1997 and commenced his internship and residency at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in 1998. He completed his Advanced Surgical Training in Orthopaedics and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007.
After a year as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Fremantle and Rockingham Hospitals, Omar spent a year performing Fellowships in Sydney (knee surgery) and Edinburgh (complex joint replacement), before returning to Perth in 2009.
Omar has a longstanding interest in medical education, and was appointed as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Curtin University’s new medical school in 2016.
While his title is Associate Professor, Omar prefers to be called Dr.
Emergency Physicians Speciality Group Representative
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The AMA is a federation and doctors in local States and Territories play a key role in creating our policies.
State and Territory AMA's are dedicated to providing members with representation on a variety of medical issues, professional services and commercial benefits.