Many doctors struggle to retire well. The reasons for this are often complex but issues of identity, deep immersion in a professional role, and a later retirement age are common. 

Because of this, AMA Victoria has designed three programs to help doctors identify their goals, gain personal insight and establish a new balance after retirement. We use a combination of individual coaching, reflective practice and diagnostic tools. A central theme of retirement coaching is that the individual is in charge of their own decisions and development. The coach is there to facilitate the process through structured questioning, reflection, encouragement and motivation. The coach supports the doctor to accept accountability and find their own solution.

These programs can take place in-person, via webinar or over the phone. Please note: Career coaching services will continue to be available during the COVID-19 pandemic.  All services will now be delivered either via webinar (Zoom) or telephone. See below to make a booking.

Which doctors would benefit from these programs?

Program details and booking

Retirement ‘health check’ - are you retirement ready?

Book retirement health check (AMA members)   

$205 + GST

Book retirement health check (non-members)

$615 + GST

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3-month program 
Detailed program including strength assessment

Book 3-month program (AMA members)  

$540 + GST

Book 3-month program (non-members)

$1,565 + GST

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6 -12 month program
Comprehensive program including strength & personality assessments

Book 6-12 month program (AMA members)

$1,260 + GST

Book 6-12 month program (non-member)

$3215 + GST

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For more information, contact our consultants between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday: (03) 9280 8722 or


Retiring well: profiles

Retirement is a very personal journey - there is no one way to retire. Each doctor approaches it differently. For some, succession planning is considered early, while others scale down over time.

Dr Rosalind Terry
"My father took me aside in year 12 and told me no-one in the family had been to university and a girl’s not going to be the first one!"

Dr Geoff Pearce
"Reducing my hours was a good way to start the process. As a self-employed doctor, it wasn’t hard for me to do."

Dr George Santoro AO
"I slowed down gradually. Another doctor took over the practice from me and he took over some of my patients while I reduced my numbers and kept seeing patients at home."

Dr Jean Douglas
"There is no question that when you are young and free, working and travelling is beneficial to your life and work experience."


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