Articles and Case Studies

Membership and Indemnity Checklist

21 Jun 2013

1. Are you a MDA National Member & Policy holder?



If so, you will have received your 2013/14 Renewal Pack in the mail recently, which explains that we're automatically renewing your Membership and Policy at no cost. So all you need to do is check your details are correct on the Renewal Notice or contact our Member Services team with any changes to your circumstances.

Tick-boxNOT SURE?

Medical studies are a full time job and you may not recall whether you signed-up for
MDA National’s professional indemnity insurance. So phone 1800 011 255 or email to double check. Your career and reputation is too important to go unprotected!


Apply online today and receive:*

  • cover beyond what your uni may provide for electives and clinical placements
  • complimentary Membership and indemnity insurance while you study
  • cover for legal costs arising from investigations – including inquiries, disciplinary or administrative proceedings by a Medical Board/Council, Tribunal, Royal Commission, Coronial Court, Professional Registration Board or your university
  • 24 hour medico-legal advice and support
  • Communicable Disease cover at no cost
  • free subscription to The Electives Network
  • local Live Well, Study Well activities at your uni.


2. Want more information?

Contact our Member Services team on 1800 011 255 or email us on

Graduating in 2013?

We’ve recently launched a new Final Year Student/Intern Category.

This is a 24 month policy under our Professional Indemnity Insurance policy. It provides final year students with seamless cover for the final six months as a medical student, during any pre intern placements and for the following 18 months after graduation – ensuring that you have the right level of cover during this important career transition.

If you are graduating in 2013 and you are a current student policyholder we will automatically roll you over to this new Final Year Student/Intern category – normally priced at $20, as a thank you for your continued Membership, we will move you onto this policy on a complimentary basis!

*Subject to Underwriting approval and the terms and conditions of the policy.  



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