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With FREE student membership from Medical Protection, you’re getting your medical career off to the best start possible.

Professional indemnity is essential and can help with medicolegal issues that may arise during your medical school years and beyond. 

So, start as you mean to go on – stronger – with FREE Medical Protection membership.

What is professional protection? And do I really need it?

Professional protection, also known as indemnity, can help you with any medicolegal issues that may arise from your time studying and throughout your whole career. This can be anything from patient complaints to claims and referrals to the Irish Medical Council.   

It’s a few years before you need to worry about claims and complaints from patients, but your university will have advised you to join a medical defence organisation.

And that’s where Medical Protection comes in.

Why Medical Protection?

We offer you so much more, including support when you need it. You can always call one of our team for medicolegal advice, with emergency out of hours numbers available. 

We’re the only medical defence organisation with members all over the world. And that kind of expertise matters – especially if you’re thinking about going abroad in the future.

Being a student member means you have access to a whole range of benefits to support you and your studies.

You’ll have access to risk management courses and accessible online learning, along with an ever-growing library of medicolegal articles and case studies.

Benefits of Student Membership

Joining Medical Protection is completely free while you’re studying and being a student member means you have access to a whole range of benefits to support you and your studies.

We regularly receive calls from students to our helpline asking for support. If you’ve got a query or need some advice you can contact our experienced medicolegal advice line.

Our FREE student membership includes:

Advice on ethical issues and whistleblowing when on placement and shadowing clinicians.
Guidance on patient safety and consent.
Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim.
A medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7.
The right to request protection for Good Samaritan acts and your elective.
Help responding to and resolving patient complaints.
Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers.

The best part? All of this is completely FREE throughout your time as a medical student

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