During both your pre-clinical and clinical years of medical study, you need student indemnity insurance cover. As a student, your university may not cover you for every medico-legal eventuality.
Avant's free Student Indemnity Insurance Policy will cover you against a number of risks that could detrimentally affect your future career in medicine.
Having Avant's membership and student indemnity insurance package means we can help you prepare for any unexpected events, which allows you to focus on your studies.
Why do you need professional indemnity insurance cover?
When you're learning, you need all the protection, support and guidance you can get. Being covered for liability during your career in medicine is critical as things can occasionally go wrong.
Your university may not cover you for everything
In medicine, your reputation is critical to a successful career and you want to minimise your risk as much as possible
Accidents can happen while you are doing an elective or aiding a person in an emergency (Good Samaritan Act). Having your own professional indemnity insurance policy is important in medicine, where the decisions you make can have profound implications.
As Australia's leading medical defence organisation, Avant offers medical professionals more expertise, more claims experience, and now, an extended range of insurance products spanning medical indemnity, cover for medical practices, health and, income, life and total permanent disablement.
Avant is a mutual, not-for-profit organisation, owned by our members. We're financially strong with growing net assets and a new reward plan offering loyalty benefits in years when we perform well.
Our constitution states that a call can never be made on a member. We offer expert medicolegal advice and assistance to over 60,000 health practitioners and students.
Avant has the largest "in-house" legal team of all medical defence organisations in Australia, with over 40 lawyers nationally, providing high quality legal services and personalised support in a cost effective manner, as well as rapid response to urgent medicolegal issues.
Through our licensed insurance subsidiary, Avant Insurance Limited, we offer a range of insurance products to health practitioners and students throughout Australia.