Rural Preferential Recruitment

Rural Preferential Recruitment (RPR) Is a merit based recruitment process for final year medical students who are interested in working in a rural setting. For further information please refer to the Rural Preferential Recruitment procedure

Fact Sheet for Rural Preferential Recruitment

Fact sheet for 2022 clinical year

Who is eligible to apply to RPR?

  • All medical graduates are able to apply through the RPR pathway.
  • Offers will be made in the order outlined in the NSW Health Priority List for Intern Recruitment.


To apply for an RPR position you must:

  • Complete an online application in PTAP. Please note: If you have questions regarding PTAP please send an email to or call (02) 9844 6562.
  • Submit an online application through the JMO Career Portal to all rural hospitals to which you would like to apply to at Please note: The JMO Career Portal is not managed by HETI, if you need support contact the helpdesk on 1300 285 533.

Offers are made based on the outcome of the preference matching process.

Interview Schedule for RPR hospitals for 2021 updated 21 May 2021

The Interview schedule for 2021 updated 21 May 2021