Membership information 1 800 81 5837
Medicolegal advice 1 800 81 5837

Medical student membership

We’re here to protect you from the beginning, while you study and as you journey through your career. We can help with any medicolegal concerns including patient complaints, claims for compensation or referrals to the Medical Council.

Being a Medical Protection member means you’re protected – and you have lots of important extras.


Benefits of membership

Good Samaritan acts

Protection for Good Samaritan acts – where you provide emergency medical assistance in a personal rather than professional capacity – worldwide

Medicolegal advice

Medicolegal advice phone line including out of hours emergency support 24/7

Advice and support

Guidance on ethical issues, patient safety and consent, and whistleblowing when on placement

Expert legal team

Access to a dedicated expert legal team, which may include clinical negligence attorneys, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers

Help with unwanted media attention

Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Advice and legal representation

You can request advice and legal representation for Medical Council investigations, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice

Contact us below if you need to update your personal information.

Tel: 1800 81 5837


It is important to keep your details up to date, as any missing or inaccurate information could affect your right to request assistance and, in some circumstances, can result in your membership being cancelled.

We will automatically renew your student membership each year, until you’re ready to graduate. In your graduating year, we will be in touch to discuss how we can support you in the next steps of your career.

If you do have any queries before this time, please contact us.

Tel: 1800 81 5837