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 2023 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 medical graduates must apply via a two-step process:

  1. Online Application Submit an application in the online application system by the closing date. Applicants must indicate in their online application that they are applying via the RPR pathway.


  2. JMO Career Portal Submit a separate application for each hospital where they wish to work through the JMO Career Portal by the closing date of the application period.

Please note:

If you have questions regarding your online application, please send an email to or call (02) 9844 6562.

The NSW Health Career and the Junior Medical Officers Recruitment Career portals are not managed by the HETI Allocations Team.  If applicants have technical difficulties or are unable to access their application contact the Health Share Customer Experience Team on 1300 443 966.

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

Interview Schedule for RPR hospitals for 2023

The Interview schedule for 2023- TBA