As your career progresses so does your cover

Sep 8, 2016

As your career progresses your responsibilities increase, as do the risks you could face. Our claims data shows that Doctor’s in Training (DiTs) are three times more likely to have a claim compared with interns and Resident Medical Officers (RMOs). Therefore, Avant’s cover increases as you move to PGY3, to reflect the changing nature of your role. This is one of the reasons more doctors choose Avant than any other medical defence organisation (MDO) in Australia.

In 2017, we will continue to protect and support you with our tailored Doctor in Training (DiT) Membership. This gives you cover under our comprehensive Practitioner Indemnity Insurance Policy*

Key features include cover for:

  • Private practice
    Practise of medicine as a locum or surgical assistant whilst developing your skills
  • Disciplinary, coronial and criminal investigations
    Defending you in registration and disciplinary matters, and criminal or coronial investigations.*
  • Disputes relating to your training program
    Supporting your pursuit or defence of a complaint arising from your involvement in a training program. Cover up to $500,000
  • Reporting a healthcare professional or incident
    Cover for your civil liability arising from a complaint in reporting another healthcare professional or an incident (in good faith) to the appropriate authority, including your mandatory reporting obligations.

Member benefits

Not only are you backed by the largest in-house specialist medico-legal team of any MDO in Australia, but you can enjoy an exclusive range of member benefits with your Avant Doctor in Training Membership.

Medico-legal Advisory Service

Receive personalised support and expert advice, even 24/7 in emergencies. Phone 1800 128 268 or visit our website.

Avant Learning Centre

Visit the Avant Learning Centre for reference and learning resources including case studies, articles, webinars, eLearning courses, and checklists.

Avant’s Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program

In 2016, Avant will provide 22 scholarships worth $450,000 in full-time and part-time research scholarships and grants for both emerging and more experienced researchers.

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

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