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 RPR procedure

Fact Sheet for Rural Preferential Recruitment

Fact sheet for 2021 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:

  1. Complete an online application via the HETI website in the Prevocational Training Application Program (PTAP) by the closing date.
  2. Complete a separate application for each rural hospital through NSW JMO eRecruit by the closing date.
  3. Preference hospitals directly into their JMO eRecruit application and PTAP application by the closing date.

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

Interview Schedule for RPR hospitals for 2020

The Interview schedule for 2020