I am a Student

AMA Queensland recognises that medical students are the future of medicine. We support you during your student years with free membership, and help you transition successfully through the early stages of your career and beyond. AMA Queensland offers professional development programs, resources and careers advisory support to help you decide on your medical career path and gain the competitive edge.

Intern Guide - Get the competitive edge

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The transition from medical student to intern is an exciting but challenging time. Check out the AMA Queensland Intern Guide for some useful tips for you intern and more information about how AMA Queensland and other organisations can support you in your medical career.

AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training

CDT

AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training (CDT) is the peak advocacy group for junior doctors in Queensland. Representatives on CDT come from individual hospitals and medical schools. CDT advocates for junior doctors' interests and hosts regular social and professional development events for students and doctors in training. As a junior doctor, you are encouraged to participate in CDT.

If you would like to join or learn more information about the CDT, please email cdt@amaq.com.au.

Additionally, while the AMA Queensland Board and Council are here to represent and advocate for your views, these Council members also represent student members specifically:

Haydn Dodds, Medical student group representative
Clare Mahon, Medical student observer

Careers advice

AMA Student Members can get the competitive edge in their career by utilising the AMA’s Career Advice Service, providing members with specialist medical careers advice. Valuable free career development resources are available to members including the annual AMA Queensland Intern Readiness Guide.

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Events

AMA provides you with opportunities to  meet and socialise with other medical students, attend training forums, access mentoring programs and get advice from leaders and influencers.

  • Annual AMA Queensland Junior Doctor Conference offered at subsidised student member rates.
  • Annual FREE Getting Involved in Research and resume writing seminars
  • Annual FREE Intern Readiness Workshops and seminars to equip you for intern year.

Advocacy

AMA represents you on the important issues that affect you now at university and during your future career in medicine. We lobby on behalf of our student members on funding for medical school placements, intern and speciality training positions and ensure the adequate provision of work and training placements for graduating students.

Member benefits

  • Through our corporate partners, AMA Queensland offers a range of excellent commercial benefits and discounts to support you professionally and personally - popular benefits for our Student members include discounts on travel, restaurants, vehicles and coffee. Email us at membership@amaq.com.au for the latest list of restaurant discounts and codes.  

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Social media and the medical profession

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The Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training (AMACDT), the New Zealand Medical Association Doctors-in-Training Council (NZMADITC), the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA), and the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) are committed to upholding the principles of medical professionalism. As such, they have created some practical guidelines to assist doctors and medical students to continue to enjoy the online world, while maintaining professional standards.

A guide to working abroad

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A Guide to Working Abroad for Australian Medical Student and Junior Doctors provides everything that travelling student or junior doctors need to make their placement a success. Providing practical advice for all aspects of your journey, this guide is essential reading for any medical student or junior doctor planning to work aboard.