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.

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 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 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 has supported the Royal Australia College of General Practice since 2014, via various face to face activities including as the technology sponsor at the college’s flagship conference, and through the provision of RACGP’s various publications. We also invest time and resources into developing both face-to-face and online CPD accredited education that is relevant to general practitioners needs with a focus on safe medical practice.

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.

MDA National and RDAA Rural Health Bursary

For the past six years, MDA National has generously offered an annual Rural Health Bursary in collaboration with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) - of which MDA National is a long-term major sponsor.

The initiative is also supported by in-kind involvement from the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA).

The Bursary is valued at $7000 + GST and is intended to assist an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical student with travel, accommodation and other living / study expenses related to any of the following:

  • undertaking a rural or remote clinical placement to experience this rewarding area of medical practice or to develop skills in a particular area of medicine in order to assist a rural or remote community 
  • any other activity (including research) that would benefit rural/remote Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patients and/or rural/remote health
  • relocation, living and/or study expenses to support their study

The Bursary also supports attendance (including travel, accommodation and/or other expenses) at the popular Rural Medicine Australia conference hosted each year by RDAA and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

To be considered for the Bursary, applicants must be:

  • undertaking their 2nd - 5th year of an undergraduate degree in Medicine
  • undertaking their 2nd or 3rd year of a post-graduate degree in Medicine

Successful applicants must either come from a rural and remote area and/or have a demonstrable commitment to rural or remote practice and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Applicants can be based either in rural/remote or urban locations as long as there is a specific rural or remote focus to their proposal.

Additionally, clinical placements or research may take place in urban areas as long as the learned skill or research is of demonstrable benefit to rural or remote medical practice and patients.

Applicants must be a current member of AIDA by the closing date for applications to be eligible for consideration.

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 events@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).