Medical and health students and trainees programs and initiatives

A list of initiatives and programs relating to medical and health students.

Initiatives and programs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship scheme encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake undergraduate or graduate entry studies in pharmacy at an Australian university.

Aged Care Transition to Practice Program

The Aged Care Transition to Practice (ACTTP) program provides new aged care nurses with mentoring, training, and support.

Approved Medical Deputising Services (AMDS) program

The Approved Medical Deputising Services (AMDS) program enables non-vocationally recognised doctors to access Medicare benefits for providing after-hours services on behalf of other doctors. This helps them get general practice experience, while ensuring people can access health care after hours.

Approved Private Emergency Department (APED) Program

Through the APED Program, advanced specialist trainees doing their emergency medicine training can work under supervision in a private hospital for 12 months and access relevant Medicare items. This helps increase the number of emergency medicine specialists in Australia.

Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program trains medical registrars in general practice. Registrars who achieve their fellowship under the program can work as GPs anywhere in Australia. Find out about the program, who is eligible and how to apply.

Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarships

We contribute funding to these scholarships that help students with their day-to-day expenses and provide mentoring support while they undertake a course in health-related professions.

Australian Rotary Health Rural Medical Scholarships

We contribute funding to these scholarships, which support medical students to complete a year at a Rural Clinical School. The aim is to encourage students to practice medicine in rural Australia.

Australian Rotary Health Rural Nursing Scholarships

We contribute funding for these scholarships, which support nursing students to complete their major clinical placement and graduating year in a rural or remote area. The aim is to encourage students to pursue a nursing career in rural Australia.

Bonded Medical Places Scheme

The Bonded Medical Places Scheme has closed to new applicants. Existing participants can either continue with this scheme or opt in to the more flexible Bonded Medical Program.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery has risks. It’s important to do your research. Find out about cosmetic surgery in Australia and how to make an informed decision about your procedure.
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