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National Advocacy Priorities 2018

2018 National Advocacy Priorities 

AMSA’s National Advocacy Priorities are issues that AMSA plans to focus on in 2018. These priorities are based off the results obtained in the National Survey, which are then approved by AMSA representatives from each university. They consist of Primary and Secondary priorities, based on the amount of time likely to be spent on them.


An issue not being on the list doesn’t mean that AMSA can’t advocate for it - our advocacy is broadly derived from our extensive policy base.


National Priorities 2018

Primary priorities


  • Preventing increases in student numbers and the establishment of new medical schools

  • Improving student mental health and wellbeing

  • Guaranteeing the availability of quality internships to all Australian medical graduates

  • Action on sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in medicine


Secondary priorities


  • Improving the quality of clinical schools and placements

  • Opposing the creation of domestic full-fee places in public universities

  • Improving the health of Australia’s Indigenous people (including recruitment and support of Indigenous medical students)

  • Increasing intake onto specialty training programs to align with workforce demand, with a particular focus on expanding vocational training in regional and rural areas.


Approved by 2018 AMSA Representatives, Council 3 2018