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We are here to stand up for your rights, support you in the workplace, and champion medical care for rural and remote communities.  

The AMA is committed to addressing the shortage of medical practitioners in rural and remote Australia, and removing access barriers to improve the health and wellbeing of rural communities.  

To support rural doctors, the AMA provides tools, information, and resources to assist rural doctors in their professional and business lives.  

Rural doctors have a say in the work of the AMA through the AMA Council of Rural Doctors (CRD).

CRD develops new, and revises existing, policy on issues that relate to the delivery of health services and remote medical and workforce issues in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia. 

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AMA advocacy in action

AMA plan for improving access to rural general practice

2022 Rural Health Issues survey  
The Survey results highlight the need for investment to address medical workforce shortages in rural, regional and remote Australia.

AMA Rural and Remote Medical Workforce Policy Summary
The AMA rural and remote medical workforce policy summary focuses on training and retention. We support equal access to healthcare for rural communities.

Rural training pathways for specialists   
Current barriers for accreditation of prevocational and vocational training posts in rural and regional areas must be identified and addressed.  

AMA Response to the National Rural Generalist Taskforce Advice to the National Rural Health Commissioner   
The AMA supports the development of a National Rural Generalist Pathway.  

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Top AMA resources

Practicing in rural and remote Australia 
Rural and remote doctors face some unique challenges. Be prepared before embarking on rural and remote medical practice.  

Rural and Remote General Practice: Specialty Training Pathway Guide
Exclusive to AMA Members, learn more about the professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification, and continuing professional development in the specialty of Rural and Remote General Practice.  

AMA Code of Ethics  
AMA ethical principles to guide doctors' conduct in their relationships with patients, colleagues, and society.  

AMA GP Practice Support Toolkit
A one-stop shop to more than 400 commonly used practice support, administrative, and diagnostic tools for General Practitioners.  

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Career advancement
Discover a range of courses and learning materials to help you excel in your career and studies, no matter what stage you are at. Get help with making an informed choice about your medical career.

CPD tracking
Free for AMA members, stay in control and on top of your CPD requirements with accredited, peer-reviewed learning, and effortless CPD tracking.

Benefits at work  
Your local AMA can help you with workplace concerns or queries.  

Benefits for the profession  
Your local AMA tirelessly defends your terms and conditions and represents your needs.  

Benefits for your career  
Your local AMA has the tools and advice to support you at every stage of your career.  

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Ian Kamerman

Dr Ian Kamerman
Chair, AMA CRD

AMA Council of Rural Doctors

The AMA Council of Rural Doctors develops new, and revises existing, policy on issues that relate to the delivery of health services and remote medical and workforce issues in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia. 

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AMA members can use AMA post nominal letters while they are a current, financial member of the Australian Medical Association. 

Members must agree to abide by the AMA Code of Ethics. The Code was updated in 2016 and can be viewed here. Accredited, online learning to better understand the Code can be completed on doctorportal Learningfree for AMA members.

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