• Medical Students

Supporting you to keep on learning

Free Medical Dictionary* 

It's easy to apply online to become an MDA National Member and receive a free medical dictionary* - simply apply for a complimentary medical indemnity policy today and show your confirmation email to MDA National staff at your University’s Student Orientation event. 

At MDA National, we understand the challenges you may face throughout your studies and in your career ahead, because we have long invested in Australia's emerging doctors.

We proactively support more than 80%# of the country's medical students with access to complimentary medical indemnity cover, education and career support, regular events, and networking opportunities. 

As an MDA National Member, you can be reassured that we are by your side providing accurate advice and timely support - so you can focus on your studies with peace of mind. 


*This offer is only valid for first year medical students. Medical students studying in the state of Victoria will receive a complimentary KeepCup in lieu of a complimentary copy of the Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary.

#MDA National data June 2016

The MDA National Group is made up of MDA National Limited ABN 67 055 801 771 and MDA National Insurance Ply Ltd (MDA National Insurance) ABN 56 058 271 417 AFS Licence No. 238073. Insurance products provided by the MDA National Group are underwritten by MDA National Insurance. Before making a decision to buy or hold any products issued by MDA National Insurance, please consider your personal circumstances and read the Product Disclosure Statement and Policy. 

Medical Students


Final Year Students / Interns


Post Graduate Years 1, 2 and 3


These rates are effective 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021 and includes Membership Subscription, Insurance Premiums, ROCS Support Payment and relevant taxes.

Our Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy is designed to provide you with peace of mind and extensive cover: 

Up to $20 million protection in the aggregate for all claims made under the Policy. This includes civil liability claims arising from your provision of healthcare services as a medical student, Good Samaritan acts worldwide and unintended breaches of privacy legislation*.  

Sublimit of $2,000,000 in the aggregate arising from legal costs and court orders* for:  

  • investigations and inquiries, including disciplinary or administrative proceedings by  
    • a professional Registration body,
    • medical tribunal,
    • Royal Commission,
    • Coroner's Court,
    • Australian Information Commissioner,
    • your university
  • allegations of criminal conduct or sexual misconduct*
  • assistance with self-referral to a health program under the National Law in relation to an impairment that affects your provision of healthcare services or your clinical training  

$50,000 cover for a range of communicable diseases payable as a lump sum one-time payment.* 

Cover for clinical placements, electives and scholarship placements anywhere in the world.^

Policy features tailored to support your transition to internship, including up to 24 months of complimentary cover for: 

  • your final six months as a medical student prior to graduation 
  • electives or pre-intern clinical placements
  • your internship
  • other work you do as a resident/hospital medical officer for the first six months after your internship. 

*Subject to policy terms and conditions as there are specific requirements for this cover.  

^Excluding the United States of America and where US law applies.

For more information on our Medical Student and Final Year Medical Student/Intern categories, please refer to our Risk Category Guide

As a medical student, we know you have a lot to think about. But one thing you should not forget is medical indemnity insurance.
Download Medical Indemnity for Students FAQs.