Specialists

MIPS is the informed choice of Australia's specialists

Specialists face the highest risk of any group of medical practitioners. The risks are quite specific as the field of work is specialised, which is why MIPS has over 40 categories for specialists, all with $20M professional indemnity insurance.

Do you own and manage your own practice? Many specialists benefit from the MIPS Members’ Practice Entity Policy. This policy provides insurance cover for your practice and is included as part of your membership at no additional cost.

Maintaining your CPD as a specialist can be costly and hard if you are exclusively in private practice. MIPS risk education is accredited by colleges such as the RACGP and counts towards your CPD. You can attend as many workshop or webinars as you like as part of your membership at no additional cost.

Membership categories for specialists

Specialists are divided into categories similar to AHPRA registration.

See the Membership Benefits Handbook for more details about these categories and read 'How to select the right category'

We employ the best

Our legal representation for members is handled by expert, external legal firms. MIPS appoints legal practitioners that have the appropriate specialist expertise and experience for the jurisdiction and the subject matter. This approach helps ensure better independence in individual member representation and provides improved outcomes.

Indemnity with no hidden sub limits

MIPS provides one simple $20 million total aggregate annual limit for your indemnity. Some indemnity providers may apply sub limits for legal costs or defending matters such as a Coroner’s investigation, disciplinary board proceedings or criminal matters.

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Specialist membership categories

  • Anaesthesia
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Cosmetic proceduralist
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gynaecology including IVF
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology head and neck surgery
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Pathology
  • Physician rehabilitation and occupational
  • Physician non procedural
  • Physician procedural
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiology
  • Sport and exercise medicine
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Are you an international practitioner?

In Australia and New Zealand, specialists are sometimes referred to as physicians, whereas in the US and the UK the term physician is sometimes used to refer to any doctor. Professional indemnity insurance is mandatory for all healthcare practitioners practicing in Australia.


Are you working for a hospital?

If you are working exclusively for a hospital as a specialist (ie you are fully employer indemnified) then you can obtain membership with a 100% employer indemnified basis - a lower membership fee commensurate with this risk applies. See hospital doctors

If you are working in a hospital in addition to limited private practice you can obtain membership to cover both your private and employer indemnified work. For example, if you work one day a week in a public hospital and four days a week in your own private rooms.

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See the Membership Benefits Handbook for category descriptions.

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