Doctor Health

Communications and advocacy update: 12 October

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act implementation - update, AMA Victoria support for continuation of funding for Program for Refugee Immunisation, Monitoring and Education (PRIME) and the TAC Provider Experience Survey.

Doctors are not immune to mental health issues

With World Mental Health Day approaching, Nephrologist and General Medicine Physician Dr Dov Degan shares his experience on why we need to move beyond simple initiatives such as annual mental health days and start initiating important conversations at a systemic level to foster real culture change.

Paid family and domestic violence leave

In 2023 the Fair Work Act 2009 will be amended to replace the current entitlement in the National Employment Standards of five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period with an entitlement to ten days of paid leave for full-time, part-time and casual employees.

Welcome to all new intern doctors in 2023

Orientation week can sometimes feel like information overload. If you are a new intern, be proactive in seeking guidance and support when you need it and don’t be afraid to ask for help.


The mentoring program provides a supportive and safe format to consider your professional development opportunities by engaging with a more experienced doctor who has skills in mentoring.

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