Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme

The Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme is intended to provide more doctors for areas experiencing doctor shortages. Twenty five percent of all first year Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) medical school places are allocated to the scheme. Students accepting a BMP commit to working in a district of workforce shortage area of their choice (outer metropolitan, rural and remote areas) for a period of time, equal to the length of their medical degree, less any credit obtained through Scaling.

Page last updated: 05 January 2015

Bonded Medical Places - Information booklet

Bonded Medical Places - frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Dr Connect - a quick reference to geographical information

Scaling - Questions and Answers

Bonded Medical Places - Sample Deed of agreement

Return of Service Obligation

Bonded Support Program

Recovery of Course-Funding Amount

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Important Notice

As stated in clause 3.7 of your Deed of Agreement, you must obtain written approval from the Department prior to commencing pre-vocational or vocational training for that training to be deemed eligible and count towards reducing your return of service obligation.

The Department is unable to backdate applications that are received after training has commenced.

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Important Information for New Zealand Citizens
If you are a New Zealand citizen, you will require an Australian Permanent Resident Visa to be eligible for a BMP Scheme place. Special Category Visas are not considered permanent resident visas for the purposes of the scheme. For further information regarding your residency status, please phone 1800 987 104 (freecall)