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 2020 clinical year

After attending interviews, applicants can reorder  their RPR hospital preferences on both the JMO eRecruit system and their PTAP application.  Applicants must do this on PTAP by 5 July 2019 and JMO eRecruit by 5 July 2019.

Applicants should only rank the RPR Hospitals they wish to work at.

If an applicant does not want to continue to seek an internship via the RPR pathway, they must log on to PTAP and select ‘no’ to applying via the RPR pathway by 5.00 pm Monday 8 July 2019.

Applicants must also email HETI-Internship to inform of their decision to be removed from the RPR pathway by 5.00 pm Monday 8 July 2019.

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).
  2. Complete a separate application for each rural hospital through NSW JMO eRecruit by the closing date -

  4. 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 2019

Interview schedule for 2019 from 24 June 2019 to 5 July 2019 - RPR interview schedule PDF, 68 KB

The facilities that are participating in the RPR scheme for the 2020 clinical year are listed below. Click on each facility for information.

Albury Wodonga Health is under the jurisdiction of Victoria Health. As such, successful applicants will be employed under the Victorian award rather than the NSW award. For further information, please contact the hospital directly. (see right hand menu)