Our specialised advice and resources will help you plan your career in medicine with confidence add_circle
Our specialised advice and resources will help you plan your career in medicine with confidence
As the competition for medical training positions heats up, proactively planning and managing your career is now more than ever, a critical component of helping you secure that much coveted job. That’s why we have developed services and resources to support you at every stage of your career.
Cover letter and CV reviews – we recognise that you need to gain the edge when applying for positions and we can help you create an application that will have you stand out from the crowd.
Interview Skills Training – hear the first-hand experiences from college representatives, HR experts and your fellow colleagues as they share their tips on how you can get the job you want.
Resources - from Intern Readiness and Junior Doctor Employment Guides to resume templates and information on working aboard, access resources to grow your career.
Speciality Training Pathways Guide – compare the key attributes of over 64 different medical specialities including entry requirements, cost and positions available to plan your medical career.
doctorportal Learning – online, mobile friendly, accredited medical education to supplement your training and get you the competitive edge. Members receive discounted education, such as the CRANA Advanced Life Support Course online. You can also access free CPD tracking in the system to support your Medical Board of Australia reporting obligations.×
International Medical Graduates – comprehensive and relevant information on the registration process, one-on-one career advice and information on employment options when embarking your medical career in Australia.
Connect with your colleagues and belong to a strong network add_circle
Connect with your colleagues and belong to a strong network
AMA membership provides you with the opportunity to network with your colleagues and be part of the peak association for your profession. Events run by your local State or Territory AMAs for Doctors in Training include the Junior Doctor Conference, intern readiness events, careers and educational workshops and various social events.
The AMA’s flagship national events include:
AMA Future Leaders Program – this program is designed for future leaders of the medical profession to spend a weekend in Canberra learning about the intricacies of the Federal political process, the development of AMA policy and working with media and political decision-makers.
AMA Trainee Forum – the event provides an opportunity for vocational trainees from across the country to discuss current and emerging issues in specialty education.×
AMA Leadership Development Dinner – connect and network with your doctor in training colleagues and hear from an influential and inspiring leader. The AMA Doctor in Training of the Year award which recognises outstanding achievement in leadership and advocacy is awarded at the dinner.
AMA National Conference – actively participate in lively debate to help shape AMA policy. The issues which are selected by committees, councils and state/territory AMAs are debated at the conference to guide the work of AMA’s national policy making body, Federal Council.
Resources & Benefits
Stay up to date with the latest medical research and save with wide range of member benefits add_circle
Resources & Benefits
Stay up to date with the latest medical research and save with wide range of member benefits
AMA members have access to a range discounts and benefits. Some of our national benefits include:
doctorportal Learning – online, mobile friendly, accredited medical education to supplement your training and get you the competitive edge. Members receive discounted education, such as the CRANA Advanced Life Support Course online. You can also access free CPD tracking in the system to support your Medical Board of Australia reporting obligations.
eDIT Newsletter – keep you up to date with the latest developments on doctor in training issues and opinion pieces with our online newsletter.
Hertz – take advantage of rental car discounts in Australia and at selected locations in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada.
Medical Journal of Australia – stay up to date with the latest medical information and research with a free subscription to Australia’s leading peer-reviewed medical journal.
Mentone Education – discounts on Mentone Educational products: including high quality anatomical charts, models and training equipment to help you with your medical skills training.
MJA Bookshop – discounts on medical textbooks purchased at the MJA bookshop.
UpToDate – access the latest evidence based medical findings and practical recommendations for patient and save on your UpToDate subscription!
Volkswagen – become a member and you can save thousands when you purchase your car. The discount is off the recommended retail price for selected Volkswagen models.
Other exclusive member only discounts – take advantage of special offers with Amex, Qantas and Virgin Lounge and more!
We represent you to improve your conditions at work add_circle
We represent you to improve your conditions at work
You deserve the best conditions at work and we can provide you with advice to help you understand your rights and options. We will treat your matter confidentially and will not seek to intervene or act without your agreement.
Workplace or training advice and representation services will vary depending on the jurisdiction. Services available (differ with each State or Territory AMA) include:
- Enterprise bargaining – the process to determine your wages and conditions in law. Consultation with AMA members determines priorities.
- Underpayment of entitlements – you are entitled to a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. The AMA can show you how to deal with your hospital to negotiate settlements or we can represent you.
- AHPRA Intern Probation Registration – if you are having difficulty in completing a mandatory term, we can advise you on your options.
- Registrar Learned College difficulty – if you are having difficulty with your supervisor, assessment or compliance with Learned College Rules; we can advise and represent you to find solutions.
- Bullying, harassment and discrimination – AMA is a leader in tackling this problem. We can offer support and intervention to stop any harm.
- Safe Hours – AMA has a nationally recognised code to assess working hours and we can seek a change to practice where there is high risk of fatigue.
- Advice – we are here to help you understand your right and obligations and provide advice on how you should approach employment matters.
Advocate on the pertinent issues impacting doctors in training across Australia add_circle
Advocate on the pertinent issues impacting doctors in training across Australia
The Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) represents the views and concerns of the AMA’s doctors in training members on professional and workplace issues. CDT is made up of AMA Doctor in Training (DiT) representatives from around the country and across the spectrum of medical disciplines, giving it a strong and considered platform for the advancement of DiT issues.
CDT reviews and develops policy on the implications for doctors in training of legislation and government policies affecting such issues as:
- medical education and training;
- entry into and progress through vocational training programs;
- restrictions on the nature or location of medical practice;
- part-time and flexible work arrangements across the country;
- safe working hours;
- doctors’ health and wellbeing.
Become a member today and get in touch with your State AMA doctor in training committees and subdivisions! Your involvement in the AMA is critical in advancing the future of healthcare.×
We will support you every step of the way whether you are starting your career as an intern or undertaking your final years of training add_circle
We will support you every step of the way whether you are starting your career as an intern or undertaking your final years of training
As a doctor, you put a lot of effort in patient care and we want to ensure that your health and wellbeing is being looked after.×
Health Advisory Services – access useful resources, tools and tips to keep a check on your health and wellbeing when working as a junior doctor in a fast paced hospital environment.
Fatigue Management – the AMA offers all doctors a unique web-based tool that enables you to evaluate the safety of your roster, and help make hospitals safe for patients and doctors.
Code of Ethics – the AMA Code of Ethics articulates and promotes a body of ethical principles to guide doctors’ conduct in their relationships with patients, colleagues and society.
Workplace Relations Advice – we provide you with advice to help you understand your rights and options. Industrial relations advice will vary depending on your local State or Territory AMA.