- How to Apply
How to Apply
There are three opportunities for candidates to engage with the VRGP
1) Expression of Interest
Potential trainees who aspire to a career as a Rural Generalist (including medical students) can submit an online Expression of Interest to the VRGP. The VRGP team will make contact with you to further explore your interest.
2) Direct Entry RG1
Potential trainees can enter the VRGP as a RG1 (Intern). There are RG1 positions located across rural Victoria. Potential trainees seeking entry to the program as a RG1 are required to meet the selection criteria. Applications for Direct Entry into RG1 are made through the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) Victorian Rural Preferential Allocation (VRPA) as a part of the Victorian Intern Match.
3) Lateral Entry
Potential trainees can enter the VRGP through lateral entry at the following stages:
- RG2 (PGY2)
- RG Advanced
- Primary Care terms while training towards GP/RG fellowship
- Existing FRACGP who wish to obtain the FARGP
Candidates seeking entry to the program are required to meet the selection criteria. Places for Lateral Entry may be limited by post availability.
RG1 Timeline 2022
|Registration opens||9 May - 10am|
|Registration closes||9 June - 5pm|
|Video interviews (this will be the only form of assessment)||10 June 10am - 12 June 5pm|
|Final day to reorder preferences or withdraw||3 July - 5pm|
|VRPA (RG1) Results Published||18 July|
RG2 Pre-Match Timeline 2022
|Pre-Match opens||18 April|
|Discussions, offers and contracts to candidates||23 May - 17 June|
|Pre-Match closes||17 June|
|Unsuccessful candidates can apply to the HMO2 Match||TBA|
RG Advanced Match 2022
|Match Applications Open||2 May|
|Match Applications Close||19 May|
|Video Interviews||20 May 10am - 22 May 5pm|
|Health Service assessment||30 May to 3 June|
|Offers published||1 July 10am|
Victorian Rural Medical Scholarship Scheme
The department funds the Victorian Rural Medical Scholarship (VRMS) to assist medical students, with a commitment to working in rural and regional Victoria, with living and tertiary expenses. The scholarship supports career pathways to rural medical practice. The VRMS is administered by the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) on behalf of the department. Students must have enrolled in the VRPA and only preference rural Health Services for the Intern Match.
How to apply
Applications for VRMS are part of the Intern Match.