AMA Vision for General Practice Training launched

4 Apr 2016

Dr Danika Thiemt, Chair, AMACDT, and Dr Brian Morton, Chair AMA Council of General Practice launched the AMA Vision Statement for General Practice Training at the AMA Trainee Forum on 5 March 2016 in Melbourne.

“The Government's reforms to General Practice training in the 2014/15 Federal Budget ignited a conversation within the AMA Council of Doctors in Training about what was needed to build a sustainable general practice workforce equipped to meet the health needs of Australians” said Dr Thiemt.

Few other documents like this exist. The AMA’s vision for General Practice Training is that:

  • General practice is the cornerstone of health care in Australia;
  • That a well-trained general practice workforce delivers high quality, equitable health care to individuals and communities; and that
  • General practitioners are trained to provide a world leading service that is sustainable and responsive to changing community needs.

“Ensuring that the GPs of tomorrow have the depth and breadth of training they will need to meet the challenges and diversities of caring for people in the best and worst of times, in world that is changing by the day, is key priority for the AMA and this vision will guide the way”, said Dr Morton.

Read the AMA media release

Read the AMA Vision Statement for GP training