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Doctors in Training Committee

The AMA(SA) Doctors-in-Training Committee aims to be the key voice for Doctors-in-Training (DiTs) in South Australia by delivering effective and balanced advocacy and leadership on relevant medical training and workplace issues.

Our vision is that South Australia enjoys excellent medical education and training that produces a highly skilled health workforce which can deliver optimal patient care. The Committee primarily seeks to achieve these objectives by advocating for DiTs directly to the Department of Health and other relevant Governmental bodies, contributing to broader AMA(SA) policy, and collaborating with other relevant representative entities.

Involvement in the Committee is open to all DiTs and medical students who are AMA(SA) members. The Committee meets two to three times per year in a relaxed environment, with out-of-session communication occurring via email. It represents an excellent opportunity to contribute to an improved medical training environment, and ultimately better patient care, by working with like-minded DiTs from across the state.

The Committee focusses on a range of issues affecting doctors in training. Key among these are ensuring an equitable and commonsense method is utilised for allocation to pre-vocational training places and, importantly, ensuring the roll-out of the new ‘Enterprise Patient Administration System’ (EPAS) is as successful as possible.

  • High-quality training - quarantined teaching time with adequate resourcing;
    resolving internship and pre-vocational placement issues; ensuring high-quality facilities in all South Australian hospitals
  • Workplace and safety - contributing to the SA Health e-health strategy; focusing on junior doctor wellbeing and safety; ensuring a positive culture within our profession
  • Engagement - growing involvement with the Committee and AMA(SA)
  • Collaboration - working with other relevant representative bodies

To join the Committee, you need to be a registered member of the AMA(SA). You will need to contact the Chair of the DiT Committee - ditchair@amasa.org.au to regsiter your Expression of Interest.

The Committee is divided into two different components. There is the Committee proper which involves approximately six to eight individuals willing and able to attend a majority of meetings and have work delegated to them for completion between meetings. There is a broader Reference Group of an unlimited number of DiTs who are interested in attending where possible but who are able to contribute between meetings.

If you would like to discuss any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact ditchair@amasa.org.au.