Bonded Medical Place (BMP) Scheme
The BMP scheme is an Australian Government initiative designed to address doctor shortages outside metropolitan areas across Australia.
The BMP scheme provides over seven hundred additional Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) each year to first year Australian medical students in participating universities.
In return, following attainment of fellowship of a specialist college, including General Practice, students will work in a District of Workforce Shortage of their choice for a period equal to the length of their medical degree, referred to as Return of Service Obligations (RSO). However, with the introduction of a recent initiative known as 'Scaling', BMP participants will have the opportunity to reduce the length of the RSO less any credit obtained through Scaling, on completing their medical studies. BMP participants may elect to complete up to half their return of service obligation during pre-vocational or vocational training.
If you are applying for admission to the BMed-JMP you can check if you have lodged an Expression of Interest for a Bonded Medical Place by going to the Review Submitted Application page. If you wish to update your application to include an Expression of Interest for a Bonded Medical Place please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org remembering to include your UMAT Number and date of birth.
Further details on the Scheme may be obtained from:
Commonwealth Department of Health and AgeingFreecall: 1800 987 104
Candidates will be able to lodge an online BMP Expression of Interest when they lodge their direct online University application. Only candidates who are eligible for final selection and who lodge the Expression of Interest by the designated closing date will be considered.