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  • Avant intern membership

    Now that every decision counts, go with the MDO more doctors choose.

  • Start practising with confidence, knowing your career and health are protected

    Embarking on your first years as a doctor will provide many opportunities to develop your skills.

    Practise with confidence with Avant medical indemnity insurance for interns, which includes cover for civil liability, legal fees, disciplinary or coronial inquiries, and more. You'll also have exclusive access to Australia’s largest in-house medico-legal team.

    This is important in situations where your hospital’s cover doesn't protect you.

    An exciting new offer

    To continue adding value to the Avant intern membership, we have introduced an exciting new offer.

    If you renew or take up membership with Avant for $27.50 (inc. GST), you will now be eligible to receive Free Lite Extras Cover from Doctors' Health Fund^, valued at $180. This exclusive private health insurance product is fully subsidised by Avant.

    Lite Extras Cover has been designed to introduce you to the benefits of private health insurance without the financial burden of having to pay a premium. Access benefits for services like dental, optical, physio and more from 1 January to 31 December 2021^^. For more detail on what’s covered visit doctorshealthfund.com.au/liteextrascover

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  • COVID-19

    We are closely following the developments on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and taking advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and the World Health Organisation. Our dedicated COVID-19 resource page is regularly updated with medico-legal advice for our members.

    During this unprecedented and stressful time of your career, feel reassured knowing that as an Avant member you have access to the expertise and resources of Australia’s leading medical defence organisation, including:

    We understand that during these uncertain times, you will have a lot of questions. Visit our resource page or contact us today to find out how we can help.

  • Cover is subject to approval and to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy. To decide if a policy is right for you, please carefully read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), which is available here or by contacting us on 1800 128 268.

    *Not all members are eligible for an LRP reward. Members not eligible include medical students, interns, RMOs and DITs and members who have their professional indemnity policy purchased on their behalf under a corporate group arrangement. However, membership years as an intern, RMO or DIT will be included in tenure calculations. The provision of an LRP reward will be determined by the Avant Insurance Board’s annual assessment of the quality of Avant’s financial performance.

    ^Private health insurance products are issued by The Doctors' Health Fund Pty Limited, ABN 68 001 417 527 (Doctors' Health Fund), a member of the Avant Mutual Group. Cover is subject to the terms and conditions (including waiting periods, limitations and exclusions) of the individual policy. For more information and terms & conditions visit www.doctorshealthfund.com.au/liteextrascover. If you are already a member of Doctors' Health Fund, the fund will contact you to discuss an offer of equivalent value. ^^Doctors' Health Fund will create your Lite Extras policy and send you an email confirmation prior to the start of the policy on 1 January 2021.