Position Statement

Flexibility in Medical Work and Training Practices

The AMA position statement on flexibility in medical work and training practices outlines a range of flexible initiatives, and guidance to medical training providers and employers to support doctors to partake in flexible work. The AMA’s position reflects the changing needs of the medical workforce and the shift in societal attitudes for greater flexibility in work and education. The introduction of flexible medical work and training practices promotes equal opportunity and diversity, enhances the participation of doctors in the workforce, supports sustainable medical workforce retention and growth, encourages innovation, supports doctor wellbeing, and supports the delivery of high-quality medical care and training.