Govt to ‘wipe medical school debt’ for GPs who go rural

It says GPs working in the most remote areas will have their debts extinguished in half the time it takes to complete their medical education
Geir O'Rourke
Dr David Gillespie
Dr David Gillespie.

Doctors willing to work as GPs in rural locations could have their existing medical school debts wiped out under a new Federal Government package.

It says that, starting from January, doctors from PGY3 and upwards will be able to apply for HECS or HELP write-offs using a scaled system based on how rural they go.