The AMA believes that private practices are an essential component of a sustainable Australian healthcare system. To support private specialist doctors, the AMA has created tools and resources to assist their professional and business lives.
Private Specialists have a say in the work of the AMA through the Council of Private Specialist Practice (CPSP).
CPSP develops policy and reviews existing policy on issues affecting the delivery of medical services and the operation of a private specialist practice.
The scope of work by the CPSP includes considering clear categories of health insurance, reviewing of hospital contracting arrangements (and especially second tier funding provisions), while making polices easier to understand and removing impediments to policy portability for patients.
AMA advocacy in action
The AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card
The AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card provides clear, simple information about how health insurance really works.
Latest news from the AMA on the MBS review.
AMA Advocacy results in bipartisan support for medical indemnity
Strong advocacy by the AMA has resulted in much-needed stability and future security for the medical indemnity sector
Top AMA resources
AMA Fees List
Exclusive to AMA members, the AMA publishes a List of Medical Services and Fees to help members with fee setting assistance and for guidance only.
Setting Medical Fees and Billing Practices 2017
As highly trained professionals, medical practitioners are free to place their own value on their professional skills and expertise, and determine what they consider to be a fair and reasonable fee for the services they provide.
Informed Financial Consent Guide
This guide is designed to help patients work with their doctors to understand what they may have to pay for their medical treatment.
AMA Code of Ethics
AMA ethical principles to guide doctors' conduct in their relationships with patients, colleagues, and society.
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.
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.
The AMA Council of Private Specialist Practice (CPSP) represents the views of medical practitioners working in private specialist practice. CPSP develops and reviews existing policy on relevant issues affecting the delivery of medical services in private specialist practice and the operation of private specialist practice. The Council works closely with external organisations associated with the delivery of medical services in private specialist practice.
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Contact your preferred dealership and advise of your AMA membership for additional information.
As an Australian Medical Association (AMA) member, you now receive exclusive benefits from Volvo including:
Preferential pricing across a range of selected models
Maximum Retailer Delivery Fee of $1,995 (inclusive of GST)
5 years or 75,000km scheduled servicing, whichever occurs first
5 years unlimited km warranty
8 years roadside assistance
Benefits are available to all AMA members. To access the benefit simply present proof of membership at your preferred Volvo retailer.
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 Learning, free for AMA members.
The right to use the post nominal letters has been included in the By Laws of Australian Medical Association Limited. The By Laws also provide for the award of a Fellowship of the AMA, where outstanding services have been provided to the Association.
Now more than ever, employers are looking for doctors with your experience.
With MJA Jobs Board, you can search, view and apply for medical jobs across Australia, absolutely free of cost.
AMA members receive a 50% discount every time they post a job, which is sent to over 32,000 MJA Jobs newsletter subscribers every fortnight.
Click this link to search and apply to open positions or post jobs on MJA Jobs Board.
The Virgin Australia Lounge allows you to mix business and leisure. A great variety of work zones are offered, from private meeting rooms to workstations and open-planned meeting areas; all supported with free access to wireless broadband. With the lounge’s free-flowing hospitality and a relaxed ambience, you’ll also find plenty of room to catch up and be entertained.
AMA members and their partners receive a discount on joining and annual renewal fees. For an update on Virgin Lounge COVID-19 access, please click here.
For more information on the Virgin Australia Lounge please refer to their website.
As an AMA member, you and your partner are entitled to great discounts on QANTAS Club membership. For an update on COVID-19 access from the QANTAS Club Team, please click here.
AMA member discount provides a 30% discount to Membership fees & Renewal fees.
For QANTAS travel updates, please refer to their website.
Joining fee: $99 or 16,000 points
1 Year Membership fee:
$420 or 65,100 points (published at $600 or 93,000 points)
1 Year Membership Renewal fee:
$378 or 54,600 (published at $540 or 78,000 points)
2 Year Membership fee:
$770 or 119,000 (published at $1,100 or 170,000 points)
2 Year Membership Renewal fee:
$686 or 108,500 points (published at $980 or 155,000 points)
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) members can save on an UpToDate® subscription
AMA, through its collaboration with Wolters Kluwer, is pleased to offer a discount on annual or longer personal UpToDate subscriptions as a special member benefit.*
UpToDate is the evidence-based, physician-authored resource trusted for reliable clinical answers. UpToDate incorporates the latest medical findings, the best available evidence, and practical recommendations for patient care — so whatever your clinical question, you can be sure to find the answers you need.
With a personal subscription to UpToDate, you can:
Benefit from the expertise and clinical experience of more than 7,400 physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers who collaborate to produce trusted evidence-based content and recommendations.
Increase your knowledge with access to more than 12,300 clinical topics in 25 specialties.
Conveniently earn free CE/CME/CPD credits while reading topics in UpToDate and redeem the credits online or using the UpToDate mobile app.†
As an AMA member, Professionals save 15%, trainees save 20%, and students save 50% on an annual or longer subscription to UpToDate!
You can also provide more personalized care with this interactive clinical decision-making resource. With UpToDate® Lab Interpretation and UpToDate® Pathways, now included in all newly purchased personal subscriptions, you'll have access to laboratory monographs and accompanying algorithms to help you quickly interpret abnormal test results and choose next steps, along with interactive, evidence-based pathways to help you address specific clinical questions and provide more personalized care.‡
AMA members can also save on our mobile add-on produce, UpToDate MobileComplete™. MobileComplete allows you to download our full content onto your device for fast access anywhere. The content is stored on the device for quick and convenient 24/7 availability regardless of signal strength or internet connection.§
To subscribe and save, simply login with your member credentials. AMA member rates will be reflected in the special member store on UpToDate. Please note that storefront with special pricing will expire after 30 minutes, so if you start the process and don't complete it within 30 minutes, the prices will default back to regular subscription rates.
*Savings on annual and longer subscriptions only and based on subscription type. AMA quoted member prices are for one year and reflected in the UpToDate storefront when you are signed into the AMA> website with your membership login. Applicable taxes may apply. Proof of status is required for all student orders.
†For more information about accreditation, go to www.uptodate.com/cme, and for educational objectives, go to www.uptodate.com/home/earning-cme-ce-cpd-credit-uptodate. CME/CPD credit is not available with subscriptions purchased at trainee rate.
‡UpToDate Pathways and UpToDate Lab Interpretation are included in all newly purchased individual UpToDate Online subscriptions and will be available when the new subscription begins.
§Access to UpToDate mobile app or UpToDate MobileComplete™ requires an individual subscription. Wi-Fi access is required for initial MobileComplete download as well as for content updates. Find current information on supported devices.
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Medical Journal of Australia MJA
FREE benefit with AMA membership, the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) is Australia’s leading peer-reviewed general medical journal, delivering leading-edge research to the medical community since 1914.
Published twice a month, with double issues in January and December (22 issues a year), the MJA covers latest Australian clinical research, evidence-based reviews clinical practice updates, authoritative medical opinion and debate, and developments within the humanities with respect to medicine. The MJA encourages comment and debate from readers.
Non-members can purchase a 12-month subscription to the MJA for $425 or Join now to take advantage of this free member benefit.
Published by the Australasian Medical Publishing Company, owned by the Australian Medical Association.
A FREE online resource for AMA members, valued from $499.
The AMA list of Medical Services and Fees provides an important reference for those in medical practice to assist in determining their fees.
Published annually, the list offers costing assistance and guidance only. From 1974 to 2016 the Fees List was printed and distributed in hard copy book format. Now the Fees list is delivered exclusively online.
AMA members enjoy special Hertz discounts including:
- 10% discounted rental prices
- Access to reduced daily rates for Optional Services including AER (Accident Excess Reduction) and AER Plus (Accident Excess Reduction Plus).
- Earn Virgin Blue Velocity points
- Hertz promotional offers.
Professional development and careers
AMA Victoria offers a variety of coaching services and career solutions designed to support doctors across their entire career lifecycle – from med student to retirement.More information