NSW Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadetships

Successful applicants receive up to $15,000 per year for the final two years of their medical degree. In return, recipients agree to undertake two of the first three years of their hospital training in an eligible rural NSW hospital. Cadets receive a relocation grant when moving to a rural location.

Successful applicants also receive subsidised attendance at Rural Doctors Network conferences and the annual RDN cadet weekend, as well as mentoring and support from the RDN.


2 years


Administered by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN), on behalf of the NSW Ministry of Health


Applications are open to:

  • Medical students studying in NSW.
  • Medical students studying interstate or in New Zealand who completed Year 12 in NSW.

Applicants from interstate or New Zealand universities must be enrolled in their third-last year of a medical degree. Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia.