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Your Membership - What's in It for You?

18 Mar 2013

Now that you are a Member with MDA National, we're here to protect, support and guide you throughout your career journey as a medical professional.

Now that you are a Member with MDA National, we're here to protect, support and guide you throughout your career journey as a medical professional.

Protection – cover designed to meet your needs throughout your degree

Your own Student Indemnity Policy* provides peace of mind that your career, reputation and best interests are protected. Your student policy features the following:


  • cover for clinical placements, electives and scholarship placements worldwide (excluding the USA or its territories)
  • access to independent legal representatives who will act on your behalf
  • cover for professional negligence claims arising from Good Samaritan acts
  • worldwide access to expert legal representation for allegations of academic misconduct
  • legal costs incurred in connection with investigations, including inquiries, disciplinary or administrative proceedings by a Medical Board/Council, Tribunal, Royal Commission, Coronial Court, Professional Registration Board or the University that you attend
  • allegations of sexual misconduct or criminal conduct in respect to healthcare services provided by you to a patient
  • Communicable Disease Cover.*

Support from day one

More than medical indemnity, we are here to support you from day one and provide student Members a range of useful resources, these include:

  • 24/7 Medico-legal Advisory Service – you're learning and it's common to feel out of depth or worry about making errors during your clinical placement or elective. Talking through a situation early on can ensure it does not escalate.
  • FREE subscription to the Electives Network – the ultimate resource to help you plan your elective, both in Australia and worldwide.
  • Student specific events that provide face-to-face support, networking opportunities and medico-legal information. We work closely with AMSA and your MedSoc.
  • Live Well, Study Well activities – to help you foster work/life balance and navigate key milestones during your studies.

We're in your world…

  • Over 74% of Australian medical students are MDA National Members.
  • Over 63% of Australian doctors in training are MDA National Members.

We are a "doctors for doctors" mutual with a wealth of expertise & heritage of financial stability.

Want more information?

For more information visit our website or contact our Member Services team on 1800 011 255.

*For approved applicants and subject to the terms and conditions and eligibility requirements of the Policy. For more information about this policy and before making a decision to buy or hold any products issues by MDA National Insurance, please consider your own personal circumstances and read the Product Disclosure Statement and Policy wording available at



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