"In the past, there has been a doctor shortage in Australia, which was the result of limited planning and investment in the country’s medical workforce. In the early and mid 2000s, efforts were made to rectify this. This included increasing medical graduate numbers and expanding medical schools in Australia, and also scouting doctors from overseas to fill areas of need, in particular rural areas," Dr Lorraine Baker, President of AMA Victoria said.
AMA Victoria plays an important role in supporting International Medical Graduates (IMGs), as we represent and provide assistance to doctors across the entire medical profession.
A number of sections or medical special interest groups are affiliated with AMA Victoria. These provide members with the opportunity to participate in a range of activities relating to their specific medical practice interest.