Opportunities for Bonded Medical Scholars

Rural Health West and the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia are offering support services for Bonded Medical Program participants in order to prepare them for rural health work and facilitate placements in rural areas.

Bonded Medical Program

Rural Health West and the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia have designed a support program specifically for bonded scholars to:

  • Prepare scholars for rural placements;
  • Provide career advice and guidance;
  • Provide professional development opportunities; and
  • Assist with rural placement facilitation. 

Through this support program, bonded scholars are able to:

  • Access clinical upskilling webinars;
  • Attend networking and career events;
  • Apply for financial support to attend conferences and educational workshops;
  • Receive cultural awareness training ... and more.

New arrangements for the Bonded Medical Program

The Bonded Medical Program aims to provide more Australian trained doctors where there are workforce shortages, particularly in rural and remote Australia.
There are two schemes under the Bonded Medical Program; the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) scheme and the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) scheme.
A new Bonded Medical Program commenced on 1 January 2020, with existing participants able to opt in to the new arrangements.

Further information about the reforms can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Education and upskilling

Bonded Scholars can access the Rural Health West "Distance is no obstacle" Podcast series aimed at providing medical education and information to rural health professionals.

Click here to access current episodes
Click here to access the Rural Health West webinar library

Bonded Scholars will have access to the Rural Clinical School Webinar series, more information to be released soon.

Contact information

For more information about this program please contact Rural Health West on 08 6389 4500. If you have a specific query about rural practice please contact [email protected]


Rural Health West

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The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia

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