The AMA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (EIDC) was established in 2017 and provides the AMA with a forum for the identification and consideration of equity issues. Its role is to develop policy and initiatives targeted towards enhancing equity and addressing inequitable and discriminatory practices that exist in the medical profession. It also considers how the AMA can actively promote equity and diversity of representation within the AMA’s own governance structures.
Committee members offer in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, a range of EID issues, and help to shape our work on EDI for members and medical workforce.
If you would like to get involved in the work we are doing to advance EID, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Promoting equity, inclusion and diversity in the AMA and the medical profession
Key focus areas for our work on equity, inclusion and diversity are:
Diversity & Inclusion
- AMA Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Plan 2023-2025
- Member Diversity Survey
- Taking part in representative roles
- Gender targets and reports
- A guide to gender balanced representation on AMA Councils and Committees
- AMA Gender Equity Summit
- AMA Advancing women in healthcare leadership partnership
- Supporting doctors and medical students with disability
- Webinar: Advancing equity for doctors and medical students with disability
Awards & Scholarships
- Supporting doctors and medical students with disability – 2023
- Workplace Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment – 2021
- Medical parents and prevocational and vocational training – 2020
- Anti-racism – 2018
- Equal Opportunity in the Medical Workforce – 2016
- Flexibility in Medical Work and Training Practices - 2015
- AMA National Code of Practice – Flexible work and training practices 2015
Advancing Women in Healthcare Leadership (AWHL) is working in partnership with the AMA to map, co-design, provide evidence, undertake stakeholder engagement, and develop an evidence-based organisational plan to achieve gender equity in leadership with tools, resources and support towards implementation and evaluation.
A key focus of the project is collaboration with other partners. The opportunity exists within the project to work with medical colleges and health service providers to identify areas of influence to eliminate gender discrimination and bias from key processes such as training, recruitment and promotion. This systematic push for change strongly aligns with the AMA Diversity and Inclusion Plan.