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AMA Mission Statement

The Australian Medical Association is an organisation whose members are registered medical practitioners and medical students.

The AMA:

  • Promotes and advances ethical behaviour by the medical profession and protects the integrity and independence of the doctor-patient relationship;
  • Promotes and advances the public health; 
  • Protects the academic, professional and economic independence and the wellbeing of medical practitioners; and
  • Preserves and protects the political, legal and industrial interests of medical practitioners.

The AMA will achieve these aims by:

  • Fostering and sustaining consultation, cooperation and communication within the medical profession;
  • Acting as the principal coordinating and lobbying body for the medical profession;
  • Fostering unity among medical practitioners by providing a forum for their opinions;
  • Promoting the achievement and maintenance of high clinical and ethical standards in medical practice; and
  • Fostering communication between the medical profession and the community.