Developing future medical leaders
One of the roles of the AMA is to develop the future leaders of the medical profession. In keeping with this, the Federal AMA ran its inaugural Future Leaders program on 6-7 August 2016 in Canberra. Twelve young doctors from around Australia attended the program and spent the weekend learning about the intricacies of the Federal political process, the development of AMA policy, working with media and political decision-makers.
This year the AMA also introduced the AMA Doctor in Training of the Year Award to recognise outstanding leadership, advocacy, and accomplishments of a doctor in training. This was awarded to Dr Ruth Mitchell at the AMA Leadership Development Dinner on 27 May 2016 in recognition of the pivotal role she has played in reducing workplace bullying and harassment in the medical profession and her outstanding contribution to leadership.