- 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.
|Registration opens||4 May 2021|
|Registration closes||3 June 2021|
|Videos distributed to regional interview panels to assess recorded videos, score and indicate shortlist for online live interviews||8 June - 11 June 2021|
|Regional interview panels to conduct online live videos||21 June - 25 June 2021|
|PMCV 1st allocation||1 July -2 July 2021|
|Early offers sent||5 July 2021|
|Second Round - Health Services enter rankings to PMCV||6 July - 8 July 2021|
|Second allocation round results released (VRPA results also published) via APS||12 July 2021|
|Candidate registrations||9 June - 14 July, 2021|
|H.S Assessment, Selection and Ranking||18 - 23 August, 2021|
|PMCV Match Process||24 August - 29 August 2021|
|Offers published||30 August, 2021|
Victorian Rural Medical Scholarship Scheme
The department funds the Victorian Rural Medical Scholarships (VRMS) Scheme to assist medical students, with a commitment to working in rural and regional Victoria, with living and tertiary expenses. The scheme 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 who place only Rural and Regional Intern programs in their top three are eligible to apply.
How to apply
Applications for VRMS are part of the Intern Match.