Work with young people as a general practitioner

Become accredited as a Youth Friendly Doctor with AMA (WA).

The AMA (WA) Foundation has created the Youth Friendly Doctor (YFD) program to train doctors to work effectively with young people. Developed in consultation with doctors and other health professionals, the program builds the capacity of doctors to communicate effectively and optimise their contact with young people.

In addition to providing practical youth-specific training, YFD provides doctors with reference materials, referral links and ongoing support to emcompass a holistic youth friendly practice.

The workshops within the program are as below:

Module 1

Young People, Ethics and the Law and Communications Technology
Workshop 1: Core - Young People, Ethics and the Law
Workshop 2: Social Media and the Internet: The Impact on Young People's Wellbeing

Module 2

Mental Health
Workshop 1: Mental Health: Diagnosis and Assessment
Workshop 2: Core - The Psychosocial Treatment of Young People

Module 3

Risk Taking Behaviours and Harm Reduction among Young People
Workshop 1: Alcohol and Drug Use among Young People
Workshop 2: Young People's Sexual Health

Module 4

Eating Disorders in Young People and their Management
Workshop 1: Overweight and Obesity in Young People
Workshop 2: Eating Disorders in Young People

Please note: To be accredited as a Youth Friendly Doctor, you will be required to complete both the core module workshops plus one of the elective module workshops. To register, click here.

Program participants will receive RACGP and/or ACRRM points. All workshops within the program will be held at the AMA House, 14 Stirling Highway, Nedlands. Rural doctors have the opportunity to log into the virtual online classroom. All workshops are free for AMA members and $50 per workshop for non-members. Refreshments from 6pm and workshops commence at 6.30pm sharp.