Industry Alliances

We believe our ongoing success has been fostered by genuine dialogue and mutually rewarding alliances with specific industry organisations.

MDA National has also established relationships with local medical organisations to support Member activities and initiatives. 

 

Alecto

MDA National and Alecto Australia have developed a successful relationship driven by a common goal – supporting medical practitioners to enjoy a successful and rewarding career.  

Alecto Australia supports GPs through a range of recruitment and consulting services, with a strong focus on recruiting GPs from the UK and Ireland  to support areas of workforce shortage in Australia. 

Through our unique partnership, MDA is on hand to assist GPs as they relocate to Australia – by providing extra support and reduced membership and insurance premiums.  Alecto also provides education to doctors new to Australia to help them understand the medico-legal system in Australia.

If you are looking for a GP job anywhere in Australia or need support with complex registration issues, please feel free to contact our partners Alecto Australia.

Supporting Queensland's medical profession together

MDA National and the AMA Queensland share a strategic alliance to support our collective Members and our local medical profession via:

  • promotion of doctors' health and wellbeing
  • education, events and collaborative initiatives
  • fundraising for our local medical community through the AMA Queensland Foundation and the MDA National's Corporate Social Responsibility Program
  • complimentary medical indemnity for eligible post graduate doctors*
  • 50% premium reduction for eligible doctors in specialist training off the total cost of MDA National's medical indemnity*.

 

Professional Indemnity Premiums tailored
to your career stage 

   

Premiums

   

 Premium reductions - AMA Alliances*

Final Year Students/Interns     Complimentary
Post Graduate Years 2 and 3                    Complimentary
Post Graduate Year 4 and 5      $50     Complimentary normally $50
Doctors in Specialist Training      $150     $75 - 50% reductions off premium


*
Premium reductions are applicable for MDA National's eligible "post graduate" and "doctor in specialist training" Members where you are also a member of AMA Queensland. These reductions cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other offer, and are subject to the terms and conditions of the Professional Indemnity Policy and underwriting approval. Premium reductions will be automatically applied to MDA National's renewal invitation for eligible Members.

MDA National has been collaborating with the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians since 2015. We are now positioned as their ‘Preferred Medical Indemnity Provider’, providing support and expertise for the college’s national fellowship dinners and ACSEP’s annual conference. 

In addition, collective Members of ACSEP and MDA National receive a discount on MDA National Membership and Policy per the following:

  • 10% premium reduction for Level 1 Sports Physicians / ACSEP members joining MDA National
  • 5% ongoing premium reduction for Level 1 Sports Physician / ACSEP members renewing with MDA National


*This feature will be included in Professional Indemnity Insurance Policies to be issued by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 56 058 271 417 AFS Licence No. 238073 (MDA National Insurance) commencing on or after 1 July 2019 for the policy year 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 and will be subject to certain eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions of the policy. 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 (PDS), Risk Category Guide and Policy Wording for the 2019/2020 policy period which will be made available at mdanational.com.au when the product is released on or before 1 May 2019.

Supporting Victoria's medical profession together

The strategic alliance between MDA National and the AMA Victoria means we are working together to deliver additional value to our collective Members and the local medical profession via:

  • greater access to education and promotion of doctors' health and wellbeing in Victoria
  • collaborative events and activities of interest for the Victorian medical profession
  • stronger advocacy on the key issues impacting Victoria's medico-legal and medico-political landscape
  • complimentary professional indemnity at next renewal for eligible post graduate doctors that are members of both MDA National and the AMA Victoria*
  • 50% premium reduction off  MDA National's professional indemnity at next renewal for eligible doctors in specialist training.*


*Premium reductions are applicable for MDA National's eligible "post graduate" and "doctor in specialist training" Members where you are also a member of AMA Victoria. These reductions cannot be claimed in conjunction with any other offer, and are subject to the terms and conditions of the Professional Indemnity Policy and underwriting approval. Premium reductions will be automatically applied to MDA National's 2016/17 renewal invitation for eligible Members.

MDA National has a longstanding relationship with the AMA (WA) which benefits those who are Members of both organisations.

As part of this relationship, AMA (WA) Doctors in Training members can receive complimentary or discounted MDA National Membership and Professional Indemnity Insurance.*

  • AMA (WA) members who are eligible for MDA National’s Post Graduate categories can receive complimentary MDA National Membership and indemnity.*
  • AMA (WA) members who are eligible for MDA National’s Doctor in Specialist Training category can receive a 50% discount off the total cost of MDA National Membership and indemnity.*

 

Professional Indemnity Premiums tailored
to your career stage
 
   

Premiums

   

 Premium Reductions - AMA Alliances*

Final Year Students/Interns     Complimentary
Post Graduate Years 2 and 3                    Complimentary
Post Graduate Year 4 and 5      $50     Complimentary normally $50
Doctors in Specialist Training      $150     $75 - 50% reductions off premium

 

Not a Member yet?

If you’re not yet a Member of MDA National, joining is easy. To apply for the, Post Graduate or Doctor in Specialist Training categories, apply here. If you’re in the Post Graduate Year 4–5  or Doctor in Specialist Training categories, you will need to include proof of current AMA (WA) membership.^

Already an MDA National Member?

You don’t need to do anything further. Your MDA National Renewal Notice will include the appropriate offer.

More information

Contact our Member Services team on 1800 022 255 or peaceofmind@mdanational.com.au.

*Subject to the terms and conditions of the Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy, underwriting approval and certain eligibility criteria. This offer cannot be claimed in conjunction with, or in addition to, any other MDA National premium reduction.

^ Proof of current AMA (WA) membership is required for those wishing to join MDA National for the first time. For those renewing their existing MDA National Membership, proof of current AMA (WA) membership will be provided by the AMA (WA) and the appropriate discount will appear on your Renewal Notice.

The MDA National Group is made up of MDA National Limited ABN 67 055 801 771 and MDA National Insurance Pty 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 Wording and any relevant Supplementary PDS and Endorsement to the Policy Wording available at mdanational.com.au.

MDA National supports Australia’s Medical Students through our partnership with the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA). Our partnership with AMSA focuses on supporting Students through times of academic stress, through the AMSA ACTIV8 Mental Health program. In addition, we provide support for AMSA’s key annual events – the AMSA National Convention and Global Health Conference.

MDA National is a gold sponsor with the Australian Orthopedic Association (AOA). We support the AOA Bone School Sessions, as part of the Surgical Education and Training Program (SET) with expertise via our network of experienced surgeons and medico-legal facilitators. 

MDA National have also been supporting Orthopaedic Outreach Program since 2015, with a particular focus on their work in remote regions throughout Papua New Guinea.

Angau Memorial Hospital is the major hospital in Lae, servicing an estimated population of 800,000 people throughout the Sepik, Madang and Morobe Provinces. With the assistance of MDA National, Orthopaedic Outreach has been able to maintain biannual visits to Lae, concentrating on support with the management of the high volume of orthopaedic and soft tissue trauma presentations.


MDA National is working with the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) to benefit those who are Members of both organisations.

If you’re a member of the ASO and also MDA National, you are entitled to a special 12.5% reduction on MDA National Membership and professional indemnity.*^

MDA National is a preferred provider of professional indemnity insurance to ASO members.


*MDA National offers ASO members 12.5% discount on Professional Indemnity Insurance Premium and Membership Subscription. The reduction cannot be claimed in conjunction with, or in addition to, any other MDA National Membership Subscription and Insurance Premium reduction. To receive the discount proof of ASO Membership is required. ^Subject to certain eligibility criteria and underwriting approval.

MDA National is the exclusive MDO Sponsor of the General Practice Supervisors of Australia (GPSA). MDA National supports GPSA at their SLO Meeting and two webinars with the provision of speaker and presentation content, in addition to providing GPSA with special access to MDA National Services and publications.

We contribute to a joint charitable endeavour which may be used for the following:

  • Towards educational costs to assist Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander doctors in becoming GP Registrar Supervisors
  • Towards the conference/travel costs for a GPSA supervisor to attend a world congress for educational purposes
  • Towards the development of a new training practice in a rural and remote town that assists with healthcare for the community

MDA National supports the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) – The Medical publication of the Australian Medical Association – as the major sponsor of the MDA National Nossal Global Health Prize. The Nossal Global Health Prize is awarded to a number of categories (including Medical Student Category) with the prize for each category culminating in a 5 day Public Health Leadership course at the Nossal Institute for Global.

MDA National supports the MDA National Prize for Excellence in Medical Research – awarded for the best original clinical research article published in the MJA.
  • MDA National is the major sponsor of RACGP’s CEMP (Clinical Emergency Management Program) – an integral program, designed to build participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence when responding to medical emergencies. MDA National’s support ensures the ongoing facilitation of these workshops, which are delivered nationally by a team of highly trained intensive care paramedics.
  • MDA National is the technology sponsor for RACGP’s flagship GP conference (GP19)

MDA National is working with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia ((RDAA) to provide advocacy and support for our Members who service rural and remote communities, and enhance the quality and frequency of medico-legal education for Australia’s rural and remote doctors.

RDAA Rural Health Bursary

As part of our alliance with RDAA, MDA National is once again offering a $7,000 bursary to assist a second or third year Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander medical student in their second or third year of medical studies. Applications close on Monday 1 July 2019. Find out more and get the application form here.

Power banks to keep you connected

MDA National is offering complimentary power banks* to those who are Members of both their state Rural Doctors Association (or RDAA) and MDA National. This covers doctors who are already Members of both organisations and also those who join MDA National now.

These power banks are just one small way MDA National aims to support Australia’s rural and remote doctors.

All you have to do is email brandcomms@mdanational.com.au with your MDA National Member number and let us know which state Rural Doctors Association you are a member of (or RDAA, if you are Northern Territory based).