Aboriginal Medical Workforce Pathway
The Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway facilitates the recruitment allocation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical graduates to prevocational training positions in NSW.
The following principles underpin the development and review of the Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway.
- Aboriginal medical graduates are supported to obtain a prevocational training position in an area where they have access to support.
- Fairness and transparency are applied to all medical intern recruitment procedures.
- Aboriginal medical graduates are supported throughout their prevocational training.
- Support for Aboriginal medical graduates aims to build the capacity of Aboriginal doctors in the NSW health workforce and improve cultural safety.
- Increased capacity of Aboriginal doctors in the NSW health workforce will improve culturally competent service provision to Aboriginal people and support the national agenda of closing the gap in health outcomes for the Aboriginal population.
Who is eligible to apply to the Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander medical graduate are eligible to apply through the Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway to any of the fifteen prevocational training networks or rural preferential hospitals in NSW.
How to apply
Applicants will read and understand the Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway procedure and all other procedures underpinning medical intern recruitment in NSW before making their application.
The Aboriginal Medical Workforce pathway application form must be completed as part of the online application along with provision of supporting documents.
Please refer to the Aboriginal Medical Workforce procedure for further information about the pathway.
Cadetships for Indigenous medical students in NSW for rural postgraduate placement
Cadetships are offered annually by the NSW Rural Doctors Network to provide two-year funding for Indigenous medical students at NSW universities who are interested in rural practice and committed to undertaking two out of their first three years of postgraduate training at NSW Rural Base Hospitals (Albury, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Orange and Tamworth). For further details about the rural cadetships go to the NSW Rural Doctors Network or Tel. 02 4924 8000.