In medicine, there is a degree of inherent risk, and your reputation can be critical to a successful career. You can help protect your career by having a professional indemnity policy in place.
Membership with Avant means you will be backed by the largest in-house specialist medico-legal team of any medical defence organisation in Australia. This is important because your university may not cover you in every medico-legal circumstance.
As a member-owned organisation by doctors for doctors, and Australia's leading medical indemnity insurer, we have more insights and more expertise to support you with your studies and throughout your career:
Medico-legal Advisory Service
Specialist medico-legal advisers available 24/7, in emergencies,to offer advice and support
Insights and resources
Educational resources for your specialty
Advant uses its position to advocate on issues affecting doctors, providing a respected voice in an increasingly complex environment.
A medical defence organisation (MDO) protects its members' ability to practise medicine by providing indemnity cover and medico-legal support. Medical indemnity insurance covers you for compensation claims as well as legal fees for disciplinary, coronial and criminal proceedings and investigations.
Avant's vision is to be a trusted protector and adviser for our members, professionally and personally, so you can practise good medicine and achieve your goals.
Medical student life and wellbeing
Finding balance, prioritising your health, making smart choices and practising mindfulness are all critical skills to develop while you’re at university. Fine-tune these and the benefits will extend well beyond the stressors of study and exams.
Hand-n-Hand is a peer support program created by and especially for healthcare professionals in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is currently seeking peer support facilitators, with training provided in collaboration with the Black Dog Institute. Alternatively, any healthcare professional or student can take advantage of this free, confidential support service.
^Cover is subject to approval and to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy.
IMPORTANT: Professional indemnity insurance products are issued by Avant Insurance Limited, ABN 82 003 707 471, AFSL 238 765. The information provided here is general advice only. You should consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs before deciding to purchase or continuing to hold a policy with us. For full details including the terms, conditions and exclusions that apply, please read and consider the policy wording and Product Disclosure Statement, which is available here or by contacting us on 1800 128 268.