When interns told us they weren't being paid for mandatory training, the AMA (NSW) stepped in and fixed the problem. That's what we do. We provide solutions for our members to make your professional lives easier, because we know how challenging it is for doctors when they embark on their medical careers.

Looking after interns

  • The Hospital Health Check survey serves as a platform for advocacy for improved working conditions for doctors-in-training

  • AMA (NSW)’s Gender Equity Ministerial Committee is working toward gender equity in medicine and looking at issues such as leadership opportunities, flexible and part-time training and representation in decision-making roles

  • Lobbying for improved education entitlements

  • We successfully advocated for a JMO Wellbeing Plan

  • Successfully lobbied against the wage freeze

  • Advocacy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including elective surgery issues, contracts, medical indemnity, PPE, hospital access issues, priority vaccination for healthcare workers and their staff members and more

  • Advocacy around mandatory reporting requirements

  • Ensuring interns get paid for mandatory training

Looking after you

  • By providing opportunities to become involved in our Doctor-in-Training Committee and be at the forefront of policy change that makes a difference for doctors-in-training

  • We offer a Careers Service, which provides ongoing support throughout your career, career coaching, interview techniques, CV development and access to the Specialist Training Career Pathways Guide

  • Our Workplace Relations team provides individual assistance with pay, leave, rostering, overtime, registration, and more

  • We offer leadership and media training opportunities to doctors-in-training looking to take part in system-wide advocacy

  • We provide resources on a huge range of topics to help you understand your Award conditions, as well as issues such as bullying and where to find help and support

  • AMA (NSW) operated a Doctors for Colleagues registry to assist doctors looking for general practitioner. This is especially useful for doctors-in-training who may be on rotation and away from their usual treating doctor

AMA (NSW) has a range of services and resources to support you

Become an AMA (NSW) member today!