Info for Doctors in Training

Internship 101 – What You Need to Know

A useful guide for Interns, including advice from those who have been there, benefits of being an AMA member and information on salary packaging and prescribing.


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WAGPET Hospital Information Sessions

Are you thinking about which medical speciality you would like to pursue in 2019? Interns, RMOs and junior doctors at the hosting hospitals are invited to come along to a WAGPET hospital information sessions in March and find out where a career in general practice can take you.


Hear from local GPs and ask them questions about life and work as a GP. No need to eat beforehand, there will be food provided at each session!


To find a hospital information session near you, click here or visit our Facebook page.

Social Media and the Medical Profession

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.


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MDA National – General Professionalism Online Fact Sheet

A Guide to Working Abroad

A Guide to Working Abroad for Australian Medical Students and Junior Doctors provides everything that travelling students or junior doctors need to make their placement a success. It will be absolutely essential reading for any medical student or junior doctor planning to work abroad. Senior doctors will also find the contents of the guide invaluable.The guide provides practical advice about all aspects of getting ready for the journey.


There is helpful information about managing personal and professional affairs during a placement and the things to be done upon returning home. The guide also explores key concepts in global health and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion on advocacy for global health within Australia’s borders.


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Junior Doctor of the Year

The Award was inaugurated in 2010 and acknowledges the outstanding contributions of junior doctors in areas such as:


• Teaching and Education
• Leadership and Advocacy
• Doctor’s Wellbeing
• Community Service


The Award has been developed in recognition of the significant contribution that was made by Dr Camille Michener, who passed away in 2009. Camille was an exceptional practitioner and achieved more in her 30 short years than many would in a life much longer. Camille will be remembered as an outstanding doctor, a staunch advocate, dedicated AMA member and benevolent friend, well-liked and respected by all who knew her.


The winner of the Award will receive a cheque for $3,000 to assist with further professional development.


For information about the Award click here


Further information regarding the Award can be obtained from Amanda Kaczmarek or by calling the AMA (WA) on 08 9273 3000.

Rural Medical Practice


What is the Rural Practice Pathway?


The Rural Practice Pathway (RPP) aims to provide young doctors with better access to training in rural and remote areas.


The RPP Working Group, of which the AMA (WA) is a member, aims to facilitate the career development of doctors wishing to train and work in rural areas in WA. The RPP currently includes intern and RMO positions accredited by the PMCWA, as well as Registrar training positions accredited by the specialty colleges.


More information on the RPP


‘Choose Country’ is an RPP publication aimed at giving junior doctors more information on working in rural medicine. Below are links to past editions of Choose Country.


Summer 2014

Autumn 2014


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