This page has information about the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme for participants who joined the Scheme in 2015 or earlier.
In 2015 and in earlier years of the BMP Scheme 25 per cent of all first year Commonwealth supported places in Australian medical schools were expected to be bonded through the BMP Scheme.
In exchange, participants who joined the scheme in 2015 or earlier agreed to work in an eligible location when they achieved specialist fellowship. The length of time to be worked is equal to the length of the medical degree. This is called the return of service period.
The eligibility of a location for completing the return of service period depends on each participant's Deed of Agreement, including any Deeds of Variation entered into, their level of training and their qualifications when they choose to complete it.
Participants can reduce their return of service period by undertaking eligible pre-vocational and vocational training.
Participants can also reduce your return of service period by working in areas that are more regional and remote. This is called scaling.
You can find more information about the BMP Scheme for participants joining in 2015 or earlier in the BMP Scheme — Information Booklet 2015.
Prior to contacting the BMP Scheme please use the checklist of documents required from the participant under the relevant commonly asked question.