2017 AMA Trainee Forum: Summary and outcomes

29 Mar 2017

The annual AMA Trainee Forum was held in Sydney on 4 March 2017. The event provided an opportunity for vocational trainees from across the country to discuss current and emerging issues in specialty education. More than 40 doctors and doctors in training attended, including representatives from the college trainee committees.

Trainee committee chairs were able to raise specific policy issues and give voice to their concerns regarding vocational training. The top priorities identified for advocacy were:

  • Welfare, health and wellbeing of trainees
  • Access to flexible work and training arrangements
  • Transparency and procedural fairness of examination, assessment and remediation processes
  • Workforce planning, distribution, security of employment and remuneration