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The Five Year Overseas Trained Doctors Recruitment Scheme (the Five Year Scheme) provides assistance and incentives to attract and retain experienced GPs to remote locations. The Five Year Scheme assists suitably qualified and experienced International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to practise in rural and remote locations that have experienced difficulties in recruiting and retaining general practitioners.
IMGs are limited by Medicare Provider Number restrictions for a period of between five and ten years depending on the ASGC-RA (Remoteness Area) classification of the location of the medical practice. The Five Year Scheme provides a reduction in the 10 year moratorium on provider number restrictions under section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act).
By participating in the Five Year Scheme and committing to work in remote locations in South Australia, IMGs can reduce the time restriction to between three to five years.
To be eligible to receive the benefits of the Five Year Scheme, applicants must:
The RDWA administers the Scheme in South Australia in accordance with the Department of Health’s Five Year Overseas Trained Doctors Recruitment Scheme Guidelines.
IMGs wishing to participate in the Scheme apply to the RDWA. Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the following:
For more information, please email the RDWA Recruitment team or call the RDWA on 08 8234 8277.
P: +61 8 8234 8277