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The AMA believes that private practices are an essential component of a sustainable Australian healthcare system. To support private specialist doctors, the AMA has created tools and resources to assist their professional and business lives.   

Private Specialists have a say in the work of the AMA through the Council of Private Specialist Practice (CPSP). 

CPSP develops policy and reviews existing policy on issues affecting the delivery of medical services and the operation of a private specialist practice.   

The scope of work by the CPSP includes considering clear categories of health insurance, reviewing of hospital contracting arrangements (and especially second tier funding provisions), while making polices easier to understand and removing impediments to policy portability for patients.  

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AMA advocacy in action

The AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card  
The AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card provides clear, simple information about how health insurance really works.  

MBS review 
Latest news from the AMA on the MBS review.  

 AMA Advocacy results in bipartisan support for medical indemnity  
Strong advocacy by the AMA has resulted in much-needed stability and future security for the medical indemnity sector  

Learn more about AMA's advocacy

Top AMA resources

AMA Fees List
Exclusive to AMA members, the AMA publishes a List of Medical Services and Fees to help members with fee setting assistance and for guidance only.  

Setting Medical Fees and Billing Practices 2017 
As highly trained professionals, medical practitioners are free to place their own value on their professional skills and expertise, and determine what they consider to be a fair and reasonable fee for the services they provide.  

Informed Financial Consent Guide
This guide is designed to help patients work with their doctors to understand what they may have to pay for their medical treatment.  

AMA Code of Ethics   
AMA ethical principles to guide doctors' conduct in their relationships with patients, colleagues, and society.   

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Career advancement
Discover a range of courses and learning materials to help you excel in your career and studies, no matter what stage you are at. Get help with making an informed choice about your medical career.

CPD tracking
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doctorportal Learning
doctorportal Learning is your online learning catalogue that you can access at your own pace, from wherever you are. From specialty topics to medical ethics and career development,  doctorportal  Learning  modules can help you to develop the skills you need to excel in your career as a doctor.

Benefits at work  
Your local AMA can help you with workplace concerns or queries.  

Benefits for the profession  
Your local AMA tirelessly defends your terms and conditions and represents your needs.  

Benefits for your career 
Your local AMA has the tools and advice to support you at every stage of your career.  

Find out more from your local AMA  

AMA CPSP Chair Associate Professor Julian Rait OAM
Associate Professor Julian Rait OAM
Chair, AMA CPSP

The AMA Council of Private Specialist Practice

The AMA Council of Private Specialist Practice (CPSP) represents the views of medical practitioners working in private specialist practice.  CPSP develops and reviews existing policy on relevant issues affecting the delivery of medical services in private specialist practice and the operation of private specialist practice. The Council works closely with external organisations associated with the delivery of medical services in private specialist practice.

Private Specialist Benefits

Get discounts and exclusive rewards on a broad range of lifestyle and business products and services.

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Federal AMA Member offers

AMA members can use AMA post nominal letters while they are a current, financial member of the Australian Medical Association. 

Members must agree to abide by the AMA Code of Ethics. The Code was updated in 2016 and can be viewed here. Accredited, online learning to better understand the Code can be completed on doctorportal Learningfree for AMA members.

The right to use the post nominal letters has been included in the By Laws of Australian Medical Association Limited. The By Laws also provide for the award of a Fellowship of the AMA, where outstanding services have been provided to the Association.

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

AMA Members can download tax invoices from ama.com.au

Members of AMA NT, Qld, ACT and Tas can print or save their invoice from their AMA Federal profile.

Please check with your accountant if you are not sure if you will be able to claim the AMA membership fee on tax.

Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

AMA members receive a 10% discount on all products at the MJA Bookshop.

The MJA Bookshop sells a wide range of Australian medical texts and is the exclusive Australian distributor for American Medical Association publications.

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

Now more than ever, employers are looking for doctors with your experience. 

With MJA Jobs Board, you can search, view and apply for medical jobs across Australia, absolutely free of cost.

AMA members receive a 50% discount every time they post a job, which is sent to over 32,000 MJA Jobs newsletter subscribers every fortnight.

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Click this link to search and apply to open positions or post jobs on MJA Jobs Board.

Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

The Virgin Australia Lounge allows you to mix business and leisure. A great variety of work zones are offered, from private meeting rooms to workstations and open-planned meeting areas; all supported with free access to wireless broadband. With the lounge’s free-flowing hospitality and a relaxed ambience, you’ll also find plenty of room to catch up and be entertained.

AMA members and their partners receive a discount on joining and annual renewal fees. For an update on Virgin Lounge COVID-19 access, please click here.

For more information on the Virgin Australia Lounge please refer to their website

Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

AMA members and their partners are entitled to great discounts on QANTAS Club membership. For an update on COVID-19 access from the QANTAS Club Team, please click here.

For QANTAS travel updates, please refer to their website.

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AMA members may be entitled to a discount off the recommended retail price of new Volkswagen vehicles. The discount varies depending on the selected model and may not apply to all models. 
 

Does the AMA discount apply to all Volkswagen models?

The discount does not apply to all Volkswagen models. Please contact your local dealership for further information on which models are eligible.

Who is eligible to receive this offer?

To be eligible for this offer, you must have held AMA membership for at least 3 months prior to the date of collecting the vehicle. Partners are not entitled to this offer.

How do I find out more information?

Please contact your local dealership for information about AMA member discounts for your model of choice.

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored resource for doctors that incorporates the latest medical findings, the best available evidence, and practical recommendations for patient care.

With an individual subscription to UpToDate, you can:

  • increase your knowledge with access to more than 11,600 clinical topics covering more than 25 medical specialties
  • get a broad overview of a condition or drill down to specific treatment recommendations
  • answer clinical questions quickly from anywhere with their highly rated mobile apps
  • access a select drug database and drug interactions tool, in partnership with Lexicomp®

How much do AMA members save*? 

Professionals

  • 1 year subscription: USD 439 (save USD 80)
  • 2 year subscription: USD 799 (save USD 79 in total)

Trainees

  • 1 year subscription: USD 169 (save USD 30)
  • 2 year subscription: USD 299 (save USD 39 in total)

Terms and conditions apply. 

*Savings are dependent on subscription type. The regular USD 15 processing fee has been waived and is included in the AMA savings quoted on all new orders. Applicable taxes may apply. 

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

The AMA American Express® Cards offer AMA members extra rewards and benefits. 

Special offer on AMA American Express® Cards

 

The AMA American Express® Platinum Card

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

FREE benefit with AMA membershipthe Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) is Australia’s leading peer-reviewed general medical journal, delivering leading-edge research to the medical community since 1914.

Published twice a month, with double issues in January and December (22 issues a year), the MJA covers latest Australian clinical research, evidence-based reviews clinical practice updates, authoritative medical opinion and debate, and developments within the humanities with respect to medicine. The MJA encourages comment and debate from readers. 

Non-members can purchase a 12-month subscription to the MJA for $425 or Join now to take advantage of this free member benefit.

Published by the Australasian Medical Publishing Company, owned by the Australian Medical Association.

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 A FREE online resource for AMA members, valued from $499.

The AMA list of Medical Services and Fees provides an important reference for those in medical practice to assist in determining their fees.

Published annually, the list offers costing assistance and guidance only. From 1974 to 2016 the Fees List was printed and distributed in hard copy book format. Now the Fees list is delivered exclusively online.

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

Explore great discounts and better value with Budget.

AMA members receive a special 10% discount on car rentals and unbeatable value and service with Budget. Explore a wide selection of vehicles that best suit your needs at discounted rates, Australia wide.

It’s easy with Budget:

  • 10%* off daily rates (AMA members only for Australian car rentals)
  • Better value vehicle rental
  • Large selection of cars, SUV’s, and people-movers
  • Earn Qantas^ points within Australia
  • Competitive rates available in over 120 countries.
Terms and conditions apply.
  • *Discount offer is valid for Australian car rentals booked via the AMA booking tool. This discount applies to the base rate (time & kilometre charge) only. Standard age, credit card and driver requirements apply. Must include coupon number UPPZ005 and BCD D819200 in your reservation (automatically included in booking link). Cars and upgrades are subject to availability at time of rental. Minimum rental period of 1 day applies. Valid for a one car group upgrade from a Group A to Group B, Group B to Group C, Group C to Group D, Group D to Group E. Maximum upgrade to a Group E.  Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion and is not available on package tour or government rates. Rentals are subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis and Budget Rental Agreement at the time of rental. Valid on rentals until 18 December 2020.
  • ^You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and the earning and redemption of points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

Take advantage of a 10% discount on any Avis car rental and receive a bonus single upgrade offer until 18 December 2020. Avis offers a wide range of vehicles, including the latest models, Australia wide.

Experience superior service with Avis:

  • 10%* off daily rates (AMA members only for Australian car rentals)
  • Bonus single upgrade until 18 December 2020*
  • Access to thousands of latest model vehicles across the country
  • Earn Qantas Points^.*
  • Rent through a convenient, extensive network of 230+ locations across Australia.
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*Terms & Conditions apply. 
  • *Discount offer is valid for Australian car rentals booked via the AMA booking tool. This discount applies to the base rate (time & kilometre charge) only. Standard age, credit card and driver requirements apply. Must include coupon number UPPA012 and AWD P606400 at time of booking (automatically included in booking link). Minimum rental period of 1 day applies. Offer applies to the following vehicle groups: Economy Manual (Group A) upgrade to Compact (Group B), Compact (Group B) upgrade to Intermediate (Group C), Intermediate (Group C) upgrade Standard (Group D) and Standard (Group D) upgrade to Full Size (Group E). Vehicles are subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion. Offer is not available on package tour, travel industry or government rates. Rentals are subject to the terms and conditions of the Avis and Budget Rental Agreement at the time of rental. Offer valid on rentals until 18 December 2020. 
  • ^You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and the earning and redemption of points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance. 

Created by the Australian Medical Association, doctorportal Learning provides ongoing high-quality, accredited medical education and effortless CPD tracking.

Engage in CPD Learning that supports your clinical practice.

  • Communications and handling difficult conversations
  • Practice management, including Medicare billing compliance
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Leadership and management.

Browse our catalogue and start learning today!

Struggling to keep track of your completed CPD? Stay in control and on top of your CPD obligations through effortless CPD Tracking.

The AMA CPD Tracker with FREE subscription for AMA members:

  • meets multiple specialties or non-specialty needs
  • displays your personalised progress dashboard with reporting deadlines at a glance
  • provides Medical Board of Australia/AHPRA audit-ready reports at the click of a button
  • uploads and tracks your external CPD evidence.

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We know you need access to learning outside of standard work hours. We’ve made doctorportal Learning available on devices from your laptop to your smartphone, and you don’t need to worry about completing a module in one go. You can pick up where you left off, anytime. Wherever you are, from regional or remote areas to the city, doctorportal Learning gives you easy access to manage your CPD learning needs.

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Questions? View our frequently asked questions (FAQs) to learn more about doctorportal Learning, or email your enquiry.

 

AMA members enjoy special Hertz discounts including:

  • 10% discounted rental prices
  • Access to reduced daily rates for Optional Services including AER (Accident Excess Reduction) and AER Plus (Accident Excess Reduction Plus).
  • Earn Virgin Blue Velocity points
  • Hertz promotional offers.

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Questions? Contact AMA Federal via email or phone on 1300 133 655 for assistance.