Four Tasmanian doctors inducted into AMA Roll of Fellows 2020
Seven Australian doctors have been recognised for their service and have been inducted into the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Roll of Fellows for 2020. In a major achievement for our state, four of the seven new inductees are from Tasmania, including AMA Tasmania President Dr Helen McArdle. Listen as Dr McArdle joins Martin Agatyn on Tasmania Talks this morning to discuss the awards, and this significant achievement for our state.
4 AUG 2020
Seven doctors recognised for outstanding service to the medical profession and AMA
AMA Roll of Fellows 2020
Two current State AMA Presidents, two past State Presidents, the Medical Journal of Australia editor, and a married couple have been inducted into the AMA Roll of Fellows today, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to medicine, the medical profession, and the AMA.
Four of the seven are from Tasmania – a major achievement for the island State.
The new inductees are:
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Listen as Professor John Burgess, President of AMA Tasmania, joins Aaron Stevens to discuss this and update on the current COVID-19 situation.
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Dr Jenny Misson, GP and AMA Spokesperson
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