In the increasingly competitive medical field, AMA Queensland is committed to ensuring residents and registrars have access to the guidance, support and training needed to thrive in their early careers in medicine and beyond. AMA Queensland membership provides Doctors in Training with trusted workplace representation and support, careers advisory guidance, and access to professional development programs, resources and member benefits that help advance your career in medicine.
AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training
Through the AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training (CDT), we advocate collectively on the critical issues affecting doctors in training, including:
- medical workforce shortages - we support a coordinated and planned increase in clinical training places for medical students and postgraduate training places for medical graduates;
- placements, funding arrangements and the number of postgraduate training places at prevocational and vocational (specialist) level; and
- appropriate rostering arrangements and payment for all hours worked.
CDT meet regularly to review and progress the important issues for Doctors in Training. Have an issue you would like AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training to take forward? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
AMA Queensland members automatically receive representation by our union partner, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation of Queensland (ASMOFQ). ASMOFQ advocates for fair working conditions and is currently working to negotiate the MOCA 5 agreement on behalf of Doctors in Training and Salaried Medical Officers.
AMA Queensland employs experienced workplace relations advisors to assist members on training, assessment and education issues. We provide practical workplace information and dedicated dispute resolution assistance to support you with:
- policy or assessment issues that arise at your college or hospital; and
- advice regarding typical concerns including on-call, claiming overtime, fatigue and other rostering issues; and
- navigating bullying and harassment.
Know your entitlements as a Resident Medical Officer
AMA Queensland and ASMOFQ advocate for better employment conditions aimed to support your through your career.
As an RMO, employed with a Hospital and Health Service within Queensland Health, you are entitled to specific conditions contained in the Medical Officers' (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.5) 2018 (MOCA 5) and the Medical Officers (Queensland Health) Award - State 2015. Here is a member only guide to help recognised these entitlements.
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Supporting your career development
AMA Queensland offers a range of services and seminars to assist you with career development:
- Resume writing and interview skills workshops to help you gain the competitive edge in your career;
- Our annual Junior Doctor Conference offered at discounted rates for members;
- Mentoring and networking events to connect junior and senior doctors;
- Our Career Advisory Service offering resume and cover letter review, interview coaching and a wealth of career resources and information;
- Our annual Resident Hospital Health Check, which will assist you in preferencing your hospitals during the intern and RMO campaigns; and
- Our AMA Queensland Intern Guide for some useful tips and tricks ahead of your internship.
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Through our corporate partners, AMA Queensland offers a range of excellent commercial benefits and discounts to support you professionally and personally - popular benefits for our Doctor in Training members include discounts on travel, restaurants, vehicles and coffee. Email us at email@example.com for the latest list of restaurant discounts and codes.