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09 Jun 2016

The AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) provides strong representation and leadership on issues of importance to junior doctors. The AMACDT consists of nominees from all states and territories and meets four times a year to discuss the issues affecting junior doctors and how to address those issues through advocacy and communications.

In February/March each year, the AMACDT convenes a Trainee Forum to coincide with its council meeting. This provides an opportunity for medical colleges, societies and other trainee representative groups to progress issues of common interest to achieve results for trainees.

Good communication is essential to good relationships, and we want to focus on our communication. In doing so, we hope that we can reach better levels of engagement, and make it much clearer to you as to how the AMA is working for you on your behalf, and to let you know just how important your membership is for your profession. Watch this space,

Dr John Zorbas


Members of the AMACDT in 2017 

Dr John Zorbas – Chair 

Dr Kate Kearney - Deputy Chair

Dr Chris Wilson - Deputy Chair

Dr Katie Machin NT Central

Dr Georgina Taylor NT Top end

Dr Sanjay Hettige NSW 

Dr Kieran Barr ACT Co-chair

Dr Rebeka Stepto ACT Co-chair

Dr Karthik Venkataraman SA 

Dr Patrick Galloway TAS 

Dr Matthew Cheng QLD

Dr James Lisik VIC

Dr Michael Page WA Co-chair 

Mr Rob Thomas President AMSA 

AMACDT 2017 Meeting Dates  

  • 4-5 March (Sydney) – AMA Trainee Forum on 4 March
  • 15-16 July (Canberra)
  • 28-29 October (Canberra) 

AMACDT Strategic Plan 2014-16 

The AMACDT three-year strategic plan delivered results for doctors in training. Key work areas and initiatives for the CDT include:  

  1. Medical education and training
  2. Doctor health, wellbeing and safety
  3. Engagement and communication
  4. Workforce
  5. Membership
  6. Public Health
  7. E-Health 

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Doctors in training can contact the AMACDT by emailing

Published: 09 Jun 2016