Australian General Practice Training incorporates two Australian Government-funded general practice education and training programs, the Australian General Practice Training program, which provides vocational training for medical practitioners wishing to specialise in general practice and the Prevocational General Practice Placements program, which provides learning experiences for prevocational doctors.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the peak membership organisation representing the registered medical practitioners (doctors) and medical students of Australia. The AMA promotes and protects the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.
The department's vision is: "Better health and active ageing for all Australians". We aim to achieve our Vision through strengthening evidence-based policy advising, improving program management, research, regulation and partnerships with other government agencies, consumers and stakeholders.
Medicare looks after the health of Australians through the efficient delivery of programs such as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register and the Australian Organ Donor Register.
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) was formed in 1991 and is a national body representing the interests of rural medical practitioners right around Australia. Our vision is for excellent medical care for rural and remote communities.