This Scheme provides a Commonwealth-supported place in an Australian medical school, for which recipients are required to work in a district of workforce shortage for a period of time equal to the length of their medical degree (less any credit obtained through scaling) once they have qualified as a medical specialist or general practitioner. (Shortly, participants will also be permitted to work in towns with a population of 15,000 or less.)
Currently, over 5,800 individuals participate in the scheme, with over 700 being added each year. This number is expected to increase by 100 per year from 2016, as the 100 places which previously attached to the discontinued Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme transfer to the BMP Scheme.
For further information call the BMP hotline on 1800 987 104 or send an email to BMPScheme@health.gov.au
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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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)