AMACDT revises policy on Flexible work and training practices

10 Dec 2015

To complement its suite of existing policy the AMA has also released a revised Position Statement on Flexible work and training practices. The AMACDT reviewed the AMA Position Statement on Flexibility in Medical Work and Training Practices following comments at the 2015 AMA Trainee Forum and the AMA Sexual Harassment Roundtable suggesting that access to flexible training options remains an issue for trainees in some specialties.

“We know flexibility is an important starting point to begin opening up organisations in support of a good work life balance. Historically the health environment has not been good at providing flexible work places and there are opportunities to improve flexibility in employment practices,“ said Dr Danika Thiemt, Chair AMACDT. “The introduction of flexible medical work and training practices will promote equal opportunity and diversity, enhance the participation of doctors in the workforce and support the delivery of high quality medical care and training,“ she said.

AMA Position Statement on Flexibility in Medical Work and Training Practices - 2015