Bonded Medical Program – Important Update

Australian Medical Association

Knowing the anxiety, fear and anger caused by emails from the Commonwealth Department of Health (DoH) to Bonded Medical Program (BMP) and Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) scheme participants on 16 March 2021, the AMA and AMA Council of Doctors in Training (AMACDT) has responded immediately and strongly.

The DoH is being receptive to AMA’s engagement about the actions that must be taken to ensure the opt-in process recommences with no disadvantage to participants and is acting in good faith to find fixes.

The AMA is working closely with the Department to address these implementation issues on your behalf at a global level noting this will take time.

We understand that emails were sent to everyone who has requested to opt in to the Bonded Medical Program or who has been advised that they have opted in, or opted in and exited the Program.

If you think you should have received an email but have not, call the Department’s contact centre on 1800 987 104, Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm AEDT, or email

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