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Official Policy

AMSA has policy on a number of issues relevant to medical students and regularly forms new policy as needed. Policy is formed by general medical students, AMSA Representatives, MedSocs or the AMSA Executive. A position statement put together by any or all of these parties becomes official AMSA policy when it is ratified by the AMSA Council. Once it is ratified it is then presented to the relevant bodies and made public. Some of the most recent issues on which AMSA has formed policy includes the current treatment of international students, climate change and health, as well as inter-professional education.

AMSA's entire policy platform can be found below. All of AMSA's individual policy documents are also presented below, in their Orange Book categories. For all enquiries about AMSA Official Policy, please contact the AMSA Policy Officer. Medical Students and other AMSA stakeholders interested in contributing to AMSA's policy base can refer to the How to Write Policy Guide.

The Orange Book

The AMSA Orange Book is a comprehensive collection of AMSA's policy base, covering a wide variety of issues under a selection of broad topics:

  • A - Medical School Programs
  • B - Medical Education
  • C - Supporting Students
  • D - Graduations & Internships 
  • E - Medical Workforce
  • F - Public Health in Australia
  • G - Global Health
  • H - Ethics


Official Policy Documents

A - Medical School Programs 

B - Medical Education

C - Supporting Students

D - Graduations & Internships

E - Medical Workforce

 F - Public Health in Australia

G - Global Health

H - Ethics

 2007 and earlier