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12 Sep 2019

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that important reforms to medical bonding programs will benefit medical graduates and the rural and under-serviced communities they will serve as doctors.

The Parliament yesterday approved the Health Insurance Amendment (Bonded Medical Programs Reform) Bill 2019, which will completely overhaul the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) and Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) programs, as announced in the 2018/19 Federal Budget.

The reformed arrangements will apply to all new program participants from January 2020.

Published: 12 Sep 2019