Here at People Medical Consulting we like spreading what we know and giving you a clear pathway to your career. We’re answering a different question each week based on queries raised via our Facebook & Instagram profiles.
Is there a difference between After Hours Medical Deputising Service (AMDS) and a clinic that is open After Hours?
In short- Yes! It’s important to understand the difference, especially if you have not completed your fellowship exams
There are two types of After Hours Medical Deputising- Clinic Based and Home Visiting. Clinics will also offer home visits as a part of their service.
As a General Practitioner seeking work, you need to understand your restrictions.
Working with an AMDS offering home visits only will mean RACGP will assess this experience at only 50% of the actual time worked- e.g., if you work for 2 years, it will be assessed at 12 months.
There have been changes to the After Hours model recently that is having effects on those doctors without fellowship. We will follow up with additional details about this soon!
As always, if you have questions please contact me or comment!
People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, Migration for all with a special emphasis on Medical and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.