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 different types of specialists and professional indemnity insurance policies.

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 RACS 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.

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

    Specialist membership categories

    Cardiothoracic surgery
    Clinical Genetics
    Cosmetic proceduralist
    Emergency medicine
    Gynaecology including IVF
    Intensive care medicine
    Obstetrics and gynaecology
    Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    Orthopaedic surgery
    Otolaryngology head and neck surgery
    Paediatric surgery
    Physician rehabilitation and occupational
    Physician non procedural
    Physician procedural
    Plastic surgery
    Radiation oncology
    Sport and exercise medicine
    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.