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More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP)

The More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP) provides access to general practice jobs in rural locations for non-vocationally recognised (non-VR) doctors before you join a specialist general practice fellowship program.

This means you can work in general practice supported by a supervisor or mentor, have a structured learning plan and settle into the town before you start your fellowship training.

RDWA manages MDRAP in South Australia.

The MDRAP Guidelines explain all the requirements.

If you would like to know if MDRAP is right for you, please contact us.

MDRAP can support Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents.

The Australian Government has announced a new program will start in January 2024. Current MDRAP doctors will continue to be supported and will be able to transition to the new program. New applicants will be able to be placed on MDRAP until December and will be supported to start on the new program. If you have any questions please contact us.


MDRAP doctors have learning and development plans and professional development activities provided as part of the program. You’ll work with a medical educator provided by RDWA and connect with other MDRAP doctors through forums and face to face sessions. Travel and accommodation costs can be subsided when you need to attend education in Adelaide if you are living in a rural town.


Talk to our MDRAP team and they will help you work out if MDRAP is right for you. If you have a job lined up, you and your practice supervisor will complete an application form. Your medical registration requirements will determine your initial category, and then RDWA will assess the level of support you will need from your supervisor and recommend your learning plan. You might be asked to attend a clinical interview as part of the assessment.


If you are a doctor registered by the Medical Board of Australia / AHPRA (or you have applied) and want to work in rural SA before joining a college fellowship program, contact us. We will talk to you about your plans and give you an application form.

If you are a rural practice in SA and are working with a doctor (or would like to work with a doctor) to work in your practice, contact us, and we will talk to you about your plans and give you an application form for the doctor and you to complete.

If you are part of a recruitment team placing a doctor in a rural practice, contact us and we will give your candidate the application form.


Angela Tridente, Director GP Recruitment

P: +61 8 8234 8277
E: MDRAP@ruraldoc.com.au