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07 Mar 2019

The AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) is seeking nominations for the doctor in training representative to the Doctors’ Health Service (DrHS) Expert Advisory Council (EAC). Note that as this position has become vacant mid-term, the appointment will be for a one-year period until 2020 (appointments are for two years with eligibility for re-appointment at the end of this period).

DrHS is a subsidiary company of the Australian Medical Association set up in 2015 to co-ordinate a national network of doctors’ health advisory and referral services. It is funded by the Medical Board of Australia.

The Board of DrHS is advised by an Expert Advisory Council composed of representatives of the state doctors’ health advisory and referral services, doctors in training, medical students, and the AMA. The EAC provides a forum for sharing information; developing advice to the Board on matters including program design; policy development on broader doctors’ health issues; and developing resources on doctors’ health and well-being.

While there is no specific criteria for this position, the nominee is expected to have a strong interest in the health and welfare of doctors in training and medical students. The nominee is required to provide regular updates to the AMACDT on the activities of the council.

The EAC meets at least four times per year by video-conference and holds at least one face-to-face meeting annually. DrHS will cover the travel and incidental costs for attendance at face-to-face meetings.

Doctors in training interested in nominating to the EAC are asked to provide a brief summary of their interest in doctors' health and a curriculum vitae to Sally Cross - scross@ama.com.au . Nominations close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 5 April 2019.

Further information about the EAC and the role is available from Richard Boutchard at the AMA Federal Secretariat on rboutchard@ama.com.au


Published: 07 Mar 2019