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16 Oct 2017

The AMA has rejected the draft report of the Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, as it would allow more bureaucratic and political interference in health workforce training. Alternatively the AMA believes that a  more cautious approach is warranted, focusing on measured changes that build on and improve current systems and processes.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

23 Mar 2017

The illegal practice of female genital mutilation is shrouded in secrecy, but it does affect Australian women. The AMA has called for more training and education for doctors in how to identify and treat FMG patients for their ongoing medical complications.

Published: 23 Mar 2017

16 Mar 2017

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon, Vice President Dr Tony Bartone, and all eight State and Territory AMA Presidents visited the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Centre in Canberra on National Close the Gay Day.

Published: 16 Mar 2017

09 Mar 2017

The AMA has made a submission to the review of distribution of medical school places around the country, arguing that while some redistribution is needed, it is not the sole solution for the rural and regional medical workforce.

Published: 09 Mar 2017

08 Mar 2017

An Australian Tax Office plan to tax some scholarship programs aimed at addressing medical workforce shortages could hit rural and regional Australia, the AMA has warned.

Published: 08 Mar 2017

09 Jan 2017
Applications for the AMA Indigenous Peoples' Medical Scholarship close at the end of January. Dr Gannon has encouraged all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students currently enrolled in medical school to consider applying.

Published: 09 Jan 2017