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  • Avant's Medical Student Membership and Indemnity Insurance package meets the needs of Australia's future doctors

    The indemnity insurance your university provides for medical students may not cover you in all circumstances. Incidents can happen while you're on an elective, a clinical or medical scholarship placement, or even helping a person in an emergency (Good Samaritan Act). Medical defence isn’t something you want to worry about. Choosing Avant, you won't have to.

    Your policy includes:

    $20 million professional indemnity cover

    Cover for clinical placements


    Communicable disease cover

    Legal fees and expense cover

  • Common questions


    What is your duty as a Good Samaritan on a plane?


    “If there is a doctor on board please make yourself known to the cabin crew.” Should you admit you are a medical student and offer to help?

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    Practical tips for transition to clinical training


    Avant Student Advisory Council member, Dr Clinton Colaco, shares his own experience and some practical tips to make the transition as easy and rewarding as possible.

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    Six reasons you need indemnity insurance as a medical student


    In medicine there is a degree of inherent risk and your reputation is critical to a successful career. While your university may provide some indemnity cover, it may not cover you in every instance.

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  • 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

    *IMPORTANT: Avant Travel Insurance Cover is available under a Group Policy between Accident & Health International Underwriting Pty Limited ABN 26 053 335 952 and Avant Mutual Group Limited ABN 58 123 154 898. The issuers are CGU Insurance Limited ABN 27 004 478 371 and AIA Australia Limited ABN 79 004 837 861. For full details including the restrictions, terms, conditions and exclusions that apply, please read and consider the PDS, and Avant’s Terms and Conditions of Travel Insurance Cover available at avant.org.au or by contacting us on 1800 128 268.