Places now available for AMA (WA) 2014 Clinical Conference

Places now available for AMA (WA) 2014 Clinical Conference


Thursday 20 February 2014

There are now a few additional places available on the AMA (WA) Clinical Conference and Post Conference tours to Israel and Jordan from 5 to 18 September 2014.   The Clinical Conference will provide WA doctors with an opportunity to …


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More medical students will not equal more GPs: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 12 February 2014

The number of general practitioners in Western Australia will NOT be boosted by an increase in the number of medical students, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   Criticising a recently released “independent” report into medical education in the …


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Preparing kids for school? Don’t forget health


Thursday 30 January 2014

The start of a new school year is the perfect time for children to receive a health check-up, including keeping their immunisation schedule up-to-date, AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said.   “Schools are petri-dishes for disease, particularly flu, and …


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Medical students criticise plans for third med school in 2016


Wednesday 29 January 2014

The Western Australian Medical Students’ Society (WAMSS) and the Medical Students’ Association of Notre Dame (MSAND) today expressed serious concerns over plans by Curtin University to open a third medical school in WA in 2016.   “We are extremely concerned …


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AMA (WA) backs calls for National Summit on Drug and Alcohol Misuse


Thursday 23 January 2014

The AMA (WA) has backed calls for the Federal Government to convene a National Summit in order to combat drug and alcohol misuse in Australia.   AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said today that violence due to the misuse …


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