Protect your reputation and registration
At Tego, we understand that training to be a doctor and building a career can be fraught with stress and unease. That is why we specialise in offering specialist doctors in training medico-legal advice and support. We provide high quality and responsive medico legal support as part of the medical indemnity insurance offering.
The life of a training doctor
While most training doctors have a rewarding and satisfying career in medicine, it can take a toll. Too often they do not prioritise their own emotional and physical wellbeing because of the pressure of missing shifts or they add shifts for their colleagues, hoping the favour will be returned.
Little sleep, long hours
It is not uncommon for a training doctor to work up to 60 hours a week sleeping less than seven hours a night with no time to exercise for 30 minutes a day.
These long hours make personal relationships very difficult. If they are married, having children just exacerbates their family relationships and can take a heavy toll.
A real threat to the wellbeing of doctors in training is the hospital or workplace itself. Inflexible working conditions, an uncertain future, being exposed to violent and abusive patients in emergency rooms are all part of being a doctor in training. That is why claims against doctors in training are going up every year.
Medical indemnity insurance in Australia
Tego offers medical indemnity insurance for specialist doctors in training underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway, a brand globally synonymous with trust and integrity. We have a profound understanding of the Australian medical profession and the ever-changing healthcare industry. It’s this expertise that allows us to provide leading cover with more choice, innovation and greater flexibility. Contact us to find out more.
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This publication is general in nature and is not comprehensive or constitute legal or medical advice. You should seek legal, medical or other professional advice before relying on any content, and practice proper clinical decision making with regard to individual circumstances. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgment or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular practice. Compliance with any recommendations will not in any way guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional or practice. Tego Insurance Pty Ltd is not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss suffered in connection with the use of this information.
Eric is the CEO of Tego, an insurance agency offering specialist indemnity insurance solutions for the healthcare and life sciences sectors. His qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business and law, a master’s degree from UNSW in law and management and an MBA from the AGSM.