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NSW Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadetships

Purpose Rural experience
Criteria Indigenous student
Medical student
Disciplines Medicine
Annual Value


Total Value $30,000
Term of Grant Two years

Funded by the NSW Health Department, applicants are invited to apply for one of twelve Cadetships to receive up to $15 000 per year for the final two years of their medical degree. To be eligible to apply, students must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia and be enrolled in their second year medical degree at the University of Sydney, Wollongong, Notre Dame or Macquarie University, third year of study at the University of Newcastle, New England or Western Sydney University or fourth year of study at the University of NSW. NSW residents studying in another state must be enrolled in their third last year of a medical degree. Students must demonstrate an understanding of the realities of rural medical practice, both positive and negative, display a commitment to and interest in rural practice and lifestyle and be motivated to undertake two of their three post graduate years at NSW Rural Base Hospitals (Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Dubbo or Albury). Each Cadet is eligible for a relocation allowance to help defray costs associated with their move to the country. NB: Cadetship recipients cannot hold a RAMUS or an MRBS at the same time. You may apply and find more information on the website https://www.nswrdn.com.au/cadetship (Please note that the Cadetship is considered assessable income by the ATO. The Cadetship may also affect eligibility for the maximum value of the HECS Reimbursement Scheme).


Institutions Australian National University
Interstate Universities (check with Admin Agency)
University of Western Sydney
University of New England
University of Sydney (Camperdown)
University of Newcastle
University of New South Wales
University of Wollongong
University of Notre Dame
Macquarie University
University of Western Sydney
University of Western Sydney
Applications Open Now open
Applications Close 5/8/19
Administering Agency NSW Rural Doctors Network
PO Box 1111
Mascot NSW 1460
Phone: 02 8337 8100
Fax: 02 8337 8110 Email:
Contact Project Officer Education and Training

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