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The Bonded Medical Program provides a Commonwealth Supported Place in a medical course at an Australian university.
In return, bonded participants commit to work in an eligible regional, rural and remote area for 3 years after they complete their course. This is called a ‘return of service obligation’ (RoSO).
Existing participants of 2 legacy schemes that have closed to new participants can apply to opt in to the Bonded Medical Program. These are the:
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme
Bonded Medical Places Scheme.
To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, and either:
Have been offered a bonded place in a medical course at an Australian university
Be a participant in either the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme or Bonded Medical Places Scheme.
You do not need to be from a rural or remote area.
Australian universities that participate in the program will offer a bonded place to prospective students. Your university will manage the selection process.
If your university offers you a bonded place, you have until 30 June in your first year of study to accept it through the Bonded Return of Service System (BRoSS).
BRoSS enables bonded participants to plan, monitor and manage their own obligations under the program.
Once you are a bonded participant in the program, you must meet certain requirements.
Completing your RoSO in an approved regional, rural or remote area
Keeping your personal details and milestone information up to date in BRoSS.
Completing your RoSO
You can complete your RoSO:
Any time over an 18-year period – it doesn’t have to be continuous
Part time, full time or on a per-day basis
As a fly-in/fly-out doctor in eligible locations
Half before your fellowship, and half after you attain fellowship.