Youth Friendly Doctor

The Youth Friendly Doctor (YFD) program is designed to provide medical professionals with the skills and knowledge to remain up to date with the most pertinent issues affecting young people and how to best manage these issues.

The program is developed and delivered by health professionals with specific skills in the area of youth health, providing the most current information.

CPD points are accepted by the RACGP andACCRM.

Doctors who complete the YFD Training Program, join the YFD Directory.


  • 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 …
  • GPs need to recognise the complexity of being Aboriginal in a modern Australia | AMA WA13 Nov 2019 For a GP to better encourage connection to culture in Indigenous people, they need to have an understanding of the complexities of being an Aboriginal person in modern Australia.
  • Communities driving change in the Kimberley | AMA WA13 Nov 2019 The Australian Government’s National Suicide Prevention Trials are an opportunity to try new ways of doing things to build capacity in the community around suicide prevention and to ultimately reduce the rate of suicide.
  • Flashpoint WA on 711 Nov 2019 In case you missed it: This episode of Flashpoint looked at access to medicinal cannabis for the seriously ill. Health minister Roger Cook also made a major announcement that’s set to impact the lives of many West Australians.
  • Drawing connections | AMA WA11 Nov 2019 Indigenous leadership and self-determination are key to reducing high rates of suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • The real cost of medical tourism | AMA WA07 Nov 2019 As a plastic surgeon, it has always fascinated me why a patient would consider going overseas to undertake a breast augmentation and then sit by a pool they can’t swim in (due to the risk of infection) while looking longingly at that pina colada (which may not rest well with the Endone).
  • Mental health ED crisis worsens | AMA WA06 Nov 2019 Despite Health Minister Roger Cook planning to enforce a strict “memo to minister” system, making it mandatory for hospitals to tell him if a patient has been held in emergency for 24 hours.
  • ‘Tears and desperation’: An insight into our EDs‘Tears and desperation’: An insight into our EDs04 Nov 2019 Dr O’Sullivan is a psychiatric spokeswoman for the Australian Medical Association (WA) and clinical leader for the emergency psychiatry team at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
  • Congratulations to John Flint from 02 Nov 2011 Congratulations to John Flint from The Sunday Times (pictured here with Dr Bennie Ng, AMA (WA) CEO) for taking out the Health/Medical Report at the #wamediaawards
  • Australian Medical Association30 Oct 2019 The Private Health Insurance sector in Australia is on the precipice. Australians need affordable, transparent, and appropriate private health insurance.
  • Western Australian General Practice Education and Training - WAGPET29 Oct 2019  The Australian Medical Association (WA) bring you: Preparing for a flying start in community GP – Practice contracts, the NTCER, hours and payment.
  • Rafiki Australia Tanzania27 Oct 2019 Steve and Andrew showing off two new invaluable pulse oximitters kindly donated by AMA Medical Products.
  • CPR for Practice Staff24 Oct 2019 Australian Medical Association (WA) · Perth, WA, Australia