• The Queensland public hospital contracts dispute is nearing resolution after the AMA and other doctor representatives announced they had reached in-principle agreement with the State Government on its revised offer.

  • By Dr Rob Mitchell, Past Chair, AMA Council of Doctors in Training

    In recent decades, global health (GH) has achieved recognition as an academic discipline in its own right.

  • Time for serious health policy

    There has been an epidemic of crazy health policy proposals floated in the media and political circles in the first few months of 2014.

Almost a quarter of adults do not have enough vitamin D, but severe deficiency is rare, according to the official statistician.

When Lloyd Nash, fresh from medical school, went looking for opportunities to pursue a career in global health, he was given the brush off.

Dr Georgina Phillips, Emergency Physician and Coordinator of International Programs, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne; Deputy Chair, International Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

From graduates preparing their first resume to experienced doctors seeking to carve out a new career path in the Commonwealth public service, the AMA Careers Advisory Service is been on hand to provide practical advice and information.

AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton started his fortnight in Brisbane appearing on Channel 10’s morning program Wake Up. He attended to patients in his GP practice before flying to Melbourne to have a joint meeting with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and MDA National.

Your AMA has been active on policy and in the media on a range of issues crucial to making our health system better. Below is a snapshot of recent media coverage.