AMA Foundation

The AMA (WA) Foundation is as a not-for-profit organisation developing and maintaining a highly regarded youth health program, through two main arms, the Dr YES (Youth Education Sessions) program, and Youth Friendly Doctor training program.

LATEST NEWS

  • While we wait… | AMA WA05 Dec 2019 The issues raised in Dr Anne O’Sullivan’s timely article (And so it goes; Medicus October 2019) are important and systemic. Although it clearly gives the perspective from one hospital’s service, these are the same issues faced by patients, staff and …
  • Health Watch: A “small” number? | AMA WA04 Dec 2019 The 2019-20 State Budget acknowledged that “a small number of mental health patients wait an extended period of time for a specialised mental health bed when presenting at hospital emergency departments (EDs)”. As Health Watch’s coverage over the past three …
  • Stay cool, WA | AMA WA02 Dec 2019 The Australian Medical Association (WA) has advised people to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness as temperatures rise in coming days.
  • DiTs – know your rights: The eight-hour break | AMA WA02 Dec 2019 The WA Health System – Medical Practitioners – AMA Industrial Agreement 2016 (Agreement) sets out strict rostering provisions, developed to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of doctors in training. If you are required to resume rostered duty before …
  • Renewed focus the common denominator | AMA WA02 Dec 2019 The AMA (WA) has good businesses supplying medical products (online growing rapidly), providing financial services and insurance brokerage, health training (including a new Joondalup campus) and other apprenticeships.
  • Dr YES01 Dec 2019 Yaaasss we had the best time at the Pride parade!! Let’s make every day Pride day. If you’re curious about the origins of Pride, read on! Pride day/month is not only an awesome day to celebrate and continue to fight for the rights of all LGBTIQA+ people, but an opportunity to recognise LGBTIQA+ history.
  • Curtin’s inaugural cohort on track to clinical training | AMA WA29 Nov 2019 Starting anything new is never easy. Starting as a new medical student in a brand new medical school as well as being new to university life is, you will agree, a unique experience. As many will remember, the Curtin …
  • Man high on hallucinogenic South American cactus jailed for vicious assault with a copper pot 28 Nov 2019 The Australian Medical Association has warned that treating serious mental health conditions with alternative medicines like San Pedro cactus and cannabis can make a person's psychosis worse.
  • Communication key in testing times | AMA WA22 Nov 2019 The struggling student stands out like a sore thumb. You can tell from their unkempt hair, unwashed clothes, and tired eyes that they are behind. They’ll be late to placement, obstructive, and refuse help when you offer it. Correct assumptions, …
  • Work-Life Balance in Medicine – what it’s not | AMA WA21 Nov 2019  Work-life balance. I have heard these three words thrown around at meetings and in casual corridor conversations as a means to explain current workforce issues and medical officer attrition (which it doesn’t); as a way to explain the differences in …
  • Free CPR for GP Members19 Nov 2019 Australian Medical Association (WA), Perth, WA, Australia
  • AMA (WA) supports amendments to VAD Bill | AMA WA19 Nov 2019 The Australian Medical Association (WA) will support the package of Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill amendments now proposed by the State Government.
  • The MBS re-examined – Will it benefit General Practice this time? | AMA WA18 Nov 2019 Why are GPs the slow-boiling frogs of the health system? Calculated before tax but after practice expenses, the latest figures show that annual incomes dropped 3 per cent between 2016 and 2017 – the final year when the Medicare rebate …
  • The country GP: the key ingredient to rural health | AMA WA18 Nov 2019 I always talk about how General Practice is at the centre of our healthcare system. On the morning of writing this, I attended an AMA (WA) breakfast meeting, which was addressed by the Chair of the MBS Taskforce, Professor Bruce …
  • We need to get the services right – and to the right people | AMA WA15 Nov 2019 When I addressed the National Press Club in July this year, I spoke about wanting to improve mental health outcomes for young people and the implementation of a targeted plan towards zero youth suicide in remote communities. We are …