14 May 2021
AMA Queensland is pleased to announce our 2021-22 Council of Doctors in Training (CDT).
Through the AMA Queensland CDT, we advocate collectively on the critical issues affecting doctors in training, including:
- medical workforce shortages, placements, rostering arrangements;
- health and wellbeing;
- education; and
- patient advocacy.
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
Dr Dilum Ekanayake, Logan Hospital
Dr Natasha Abeysekera, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Dr Robert Nayer, Gold Coast University Hospital
Education and Training Portfolio
Dr Pallavi Thite, Queensland Childrens Hospital
Dr Matthew Kim, Princess Alexandra Hospital
This team will look at the issues involved with the Resident Medical Officer and Registrar recruitment campaign. Data from previous Resident Hospital Health Checks will be used to address protected teaching time and addition of registrars.
Dr Oliver Hovav, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Dr John Ward, Logan Hospital
The team will work to keep communication lines open between CDT and junior doctors, using AMA Queensland’s channels.
Dr Dorothy Chua, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Dr Chris Erian, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
The team will concentrate on this year’s Resident Hospital Health Check, an important tool to provide insights into junior doctors’ experiences and the culture of public hospitals. They will work with CDT’s hospital representatives and Doctors’ Health in Queensland to support junior doctors with their mental health and well-being.
Dr Hannah Gribbin, Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Dr Semini Wickramatunga, Greenslopes Hospital
The team plan to highlight the need to survey members to identify advocacy issues but will focus attention on combatting climate change and driving sustainability, as well as addressing doctors’ mental health and well-being. The team also plan to upskill members to know how to advocate effectively.
Industrial Relations Portfolio
Dr Michael Isaacs, Ipswich Hospital
Dr David Athan, Townsville University Hospital
The team will canvass junior doctors to understand what they want to improve in MOCA6 negotiations and work closely with the Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Foundation Queensland (ASMOFQ). They will also focus on helping international medical graduates overcome the challenges facing them – wellbeing, training and adapting to new lifestyle.
Membership and Events Portfolio
Dr Susmita Reddy Karri, Townsville University Hospital
Dr Cong Sun, Princess Alexandra Hospital
The team will focus on events that build career progression and advice for junior doctors and support AMA Queensland’s Membership Team with recruiting junior doctors and students despite COVID challenges.
Rural and Remote Portfolio
Dr Stephanie Cornish, Toowoomba Hospital
Led by Dr Cornish, CDT will look at issues affecting doctors working in rural and remote hospitals.
Dr Maddison Taylor
Dr Melissa Tawiah
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Dr Lachlan Byth
Dr Kelvin Ho
Dr Li Si Alyssa Chong
Dr Hannah Rienks
Dr Chih-Yun (Mary) Wu
Dr Elise Witter
Dr Satyen Hargovan
Dr David Brough
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Dr Honor Magon
Dr Michael Wu
Gold Coast University Hospital
Dr Rhys Harris
Dr Dinesh Palipana
Queensland Children’s Hospital
Dr Jessica Shapiro
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Dr Mickael Henain
Dr Samuel Bryant
Mount Isa Hospital
Dr Brianna Smith
Dr Jinwook Kim
Dr Sahand Tahmasebi
Dr Melissa Chua
AMA Queensland is still on the lookout for hospital representatives for Caboolture Hospital, Bundaberg Hospital, Queensland Elizabeth II Hospital, Redlands Hospital, Hervey Bay Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital, Greenslopes Hospital and Mackay Hospital. If interested please complete the application online via the online survey link or find out more by emailing Deputy Chair Dr Natasha Abeysekera.
Published: 14 May 2021