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Will You Be an Intern in 2013/14? Do You Need Your Own Indemnity Cover?

27 Nov 2013

The short answer is yes. If you’re about to commence your internship, hospital indemnity may not provide the broad cover you need. Without your own medical indemnity cover, you could be liable to personally fund some medico-legal matters brought against you. This is where MDA National can help.

First things first

There's a first time for everything. As a new doctor, you're still learning and it’s common to feel out of depth. And you're likely to experience a number of first time experiences such as:

  • your first police statement
  • your first Coroner's report or death certificate
  • the first complaint made against you
  • the first time you need medico-legal advice.

That's why you are our first priority at MDA National. We've made it our business to support, protect and promote doctors for more than 85 years, and are here to guide you throughout your journey as a medical professional – whatever the time, whatever your query.

Protect yourself and your career

Our experienced Medico-legal Advisers are available to support and guide you 24 hours a day, for emergency calls after hours. Talking through a situation or medico-legal matter at the early stages can give you peace of mind and ensure the situation doesn't escalate.

MDA National Insurance's Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy* will provide you with peace of mind and allow you to concentrate on your internship knowing that you're protected. To make sure you’re covered, contact our Member Services team on 1800 011 255 or apply online.

If your internship is in 2014 and you’re a Member of MDA National, you’ll also receive the Marshall & Ruedy’s On Call Principles & Protocols Handbook which is a handy resource to assist you in your daily healthcare practice.

Intern survival tips

With your Membership in check, you can start preparing for the next big step in your career:

*For approved applicants and subject to the terms and conditions of the Policy.

^Subject to state liquor licences.

Do you know what hospital you will be an intern at? If so, update your details on our Member Online Service.




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