MCCC GP Rural Talent Development Award

29th Mar 2021
30th Jun 2021
Study level
Graduate Coursework
Enrolment status
Current student


Applications are now open for Semester 1, 2021.

This award is sponsored by Murray City Country Coast (MCCC) GP Training  and has been established to encourage students with an interest in rural general practice to pursue this career pathway and to:

  • Assist the development of a year four medical student to pursue rural general practice
  • Provide encouragement to students to consider general practice as a career


Two awards per year, $1,000 each

There are two offer rounds, Semester 1 and Semester 2 (one recipient per Semester).

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.


To be considered for this award, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in Medicine – Year 4 MD student at the University of Melbourne
  • Not be in receipt of any other scholarship or award
  • Demonstrate an interest in rural general practice
  • Provide supporting evidence as detailed in the award criteria of this demonstrated interest
  • Be willing to share details with MCCC GP Training and all online/hardcopy promotion as winner


The award will be offered to the student(s): Whose response to the four set questions best outlines their ongoing commitment to rural general practice and local communities. Each question will be weighted evenly and assessed by a panel of representatives from both organisations.

The winning student must consent to all promotional activities by online and hard-copy means, including websites, digital platforms, social media and any other promotional means. The student must provide a report of not more than 200 words on how they utilised the prize money


Students must address the following criteria in essay form up to the number of words specified below:

  • Why do you want to be a rural GP? - up to 200 words
  • How do you envisage contributing to the local community? - up to 200 words
  • What was the most memorable experience within your GP rotation? - up to 200 words
  • Provide background on rural origin or interest in rural communities - up to 200 words

All applications must include an application cover form. Send submissions to


Applicants will be notified of the outcome via their university email.


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