Bonded Medical Program New Arrangement Resources

From 1 January 2020, the Bonded Medical Program new arrangement (the Program) came into effect. A number of useful resources are available to assist students and bonded doctors interested in the Program.

Page last updated: 18 August 2020

The Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme and the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme (MRBS) are closed to new participants.

The Bonded Medical Program New Arrangement came into effect from 1 January 2020. Information is available online.

FAQs

The Program FAQs (PDF 387 KB)
The Program FAQs (Word 41 KB)

Information Booklets

Student Information Booklet
Student Information Booklet
Participant Information Booklet
Participant Information Booklet

Fact Sheets

For further information on the new arrangements, please see the fact sheets relevant to you:
I am a:Fact Sheet
New applicant looking for information on the Bonded Medical Program (commencing Medical School from 2020)
Current MRBS participant
Current BMP participant
Staff member of a participating university

Available fact sheets:

2020 – New Applicant Information (PDF 106 KB)
2020 – New Applicant Information (Word 42 KB)
New Arrangement (PDF 137 KB)
New Arrangement (Word 40 KB)
Opt in from 1 January 2020 Bonded Medical Program New Arrangement (PDF 144 KB)
Opt in from 1 January 2020 Bonded Medical Program New Arrangement (Word 41 KB)
University Information (PDF 69 KB)
University Information (Word 39 KB)
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme existing participants (PDF 141 KB)
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme existing participants (Word 34 KB)
Bonded Medical Places Scheme existing participants (PDF 142 KB)
Bonded Medical Places Scheme existing participants (Word 41 KB)
Role of Rural Workforce Agencies (PDF 143 KB)
Role of Rural Workforce Agencies (Word 40 KB)
Bonded Return of Service System (PDF 149 KB)
Bonded Return of Service System (Word 77 KB)

More information regarding existing schemes can be found here:

Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme

Contact details for further information:

Contact the Department of Health
Telephone: 1800 987 104 (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm AEST)
Email: BRoSS@health.gov.au

Useful links:

Part VD of the Health Insurance Act 1973
Health Insurance (Bonded Medical Program) Rule 2020
Privacy Act 1988
DoctorConnect
Modified Monash Model
Distribution Priority Areas for General Practitioners
Districts of Workforce Shortage for Specialists
Rural Workforce Agencies
Australian Medical Association
Australian Medical Students’ Association
National Rural Health Student Network