Dr Khorshid re-elected as AMA (WA) President

Dr Khorshid re-elected as AMA (WA) President


Thursday 5 July 2018

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Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid was last night re-elected for a second one-year term.

 

Dr Khorshid, an Orthopaedic surgeon first elected as State President in June last year, was re-elected to the top position unopposed.

 

“It is an honour to represent the medical profession and to fight for improved public health outcomes in WA,” Dr Khorshid said.

 

“I am proud of my achievements at the helm of the AMA (WA) thus far, and thank everyone for this vote of confidence.

 

“The AMA’s strong voice in WA depends on a strong membership base, and I am happy to report that the Association’s membership is at an all-time high. The past 12 months have seen us actively work towards recruiting new members and in this, we have been most successful.

 

“The AMA in WA has had another successful year and has led the debate on a range of health related issues.

 

“I will continue to fight and fight strongly for public health in our state over the next year. I and the AMA will also continue to fight to ensure health spending is protected and front line health services do not suffer State or Federal government funding cuts,” Dr Khorshid said.

 

In other results, Dr Mark Duncan-Smith and Dr David McCoubrie were re-elected as AMA (WA) Vice Presidents.

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