News & Media

Life is a rollercoaster - Dr. Sarah Koffman

When I was first asked to write a piece for Canberra doctor about what I’ve done since graduating, I felt dismay that I didn’t have a long list of achievements or exotic destinations I had travelled and worked in. I’m “Just a GP Registrar” came to mind.

As I started the process of writing however, I realised I have in fact done quite a bit since graduating and am very happy with how my career and life in general is progressing.

Winning the AMA leadership award at our grad dinner in 2006 took me completely by surprise.

17 JUL 2015

Diversity in medical practice - Dr. Tom Turnbull

I have many fond memories of my time at Canberra Clinic School. I graduated in 2003 and spent the last two years of my Sydney University medical degree at The Canberra Hospital. My strongest friendships from medical school come from my time in Canberra. It was a great place where we started the Canberra Clinical Club to enrich our student lives and provide services where they had been missing prior.

17 JUL 2015

The patient Doctor - Dr. Harry Eeman

In a twist of fate, I ended up being a patient half-way through my training as a University of Sydney medical student. Rapid onset ascending paralysis should ring a few bells to those of you who know anything about Guillain Barre Syndrome. I knew this as a second year medical student but no idea that it would change my life's trajectory forever-more. 

17 JUL 2015

Access to Medical Care for Older Australians - 2012

The importance of a robust framework for medical services in aged care is growing as the number of older Australians increases.

Between 2010 and 2050, the number of older people (65-84 years) will more than double, from 2.6 million to 6.3 million, and the number of very old (85 and over) will more than quadruple from 0.4 million to 1.8 million.

Urgent policy development and planning for aged care is needed now.

7 MAY 2015

Doctors' Health Advisory Service

The Doctors’ Health Advisory Service exists to assist doctors and medical students, and their families, in need of support. It is independent of all other medical organisations and its services benefit both the profession and public.

4 MAY 2015

AMA Career Assist

This section outlines the career pathways and life experiences of some of our doctors’ personal accounts of their journey to date.

These profiles may provoke a new way to look at your own career pathway and give you encouragement for the years to come. They may also highlight that you are not alone in sometimes feeling overwhelmed, struggling with a work/life balance or still trying to figure out which direction to take. 

4 MAY 2015

Doctor in Training

The AMA (ACT) recognises the needs of the doctor in training workforce and to this end, has a dedicated position on the AMA (ACT) Advisory Council for a representative of a doctor in training.

Doctors in training are also represented on the AMA’s Federal Council, the peak body for the medical profession in Australia.
Position statements affecting doctors in training are available on the Federal AMA’s website

4 MAY 2015