Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort

If you are interested in medical practice in rural or regional Australia once you graduate, the Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort offers you the opportunity to experience those settings as part of your medical studies.

What is the Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort?

The Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort is a group of domestic graduate entry students within the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD). These students have the opportunity to undertake their medical degree in rural and regional Victoria through Monash Rural Health.

Each year 30 of the 73 places within the graduate entry MD are set aside for students undertaking the Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort.


It’s the same Monash medical degree, but in a different location.

As an End-to-End student, you will complete the Monash graduate entry MD curriculum in rural and regional Victoria.

You will gain invaluable skills in clinical decision-making, patient safety, as well as enhanced research and professional practice skills to improve the health of our communities.

Students undertaking End-to-End rural training have unparalleled access to hands-on clinical skills training with clinicians and experienced educators, and they enjoy a great lifestyle, too.

Map showing Monash Rural Health sites


Your first year will be at Monash Rural Health Churchill in Gippsland.

The next two and a half years of your three years of clinical training are completed in rural and regional hospitals and community-based practices. These are primarily in regional and rural north west Victoria, with opportunities for placements in Gippsland as well.

During your final clinical training year, which involves a series of six-week placements, you can choose to undertake 18 weeks in metropolitan hospitals.

Illustration of five medical students standing in a line


To be considered for a place in this program, you must be an Australian domestic student.

You must also be currently studying or have completed one of the following degrees through Monash University with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 or above in:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (including double degrees and dependent on the completion of designated unit).


Application process

Apply online

Admission procedures, deadlines and requirements are the same for all domestic students applying for a place in the graduate entry MD. Apply here.

Select your preference for the End-to-End Rural Cohort

Choosing the End-to-End Rural Cohort is a two-step process.

  1. Submit your application for a place in the graduate entry MD.
  2. A couple of weeks after the closing date, the Faculty's admissions team will email all applicants inviting them to express a preference for the End-to-End Rural Cohort. This is your chance to say you'd like to take part.

Dean’s Rural List

The same follow-up email will give you details about applying for the Dean's Rural List if you meet those criteria.
Learn more about the Dean’s Rural List

Check the key dates on the MD website for more information about the process.


Apply now

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Contact us

If you have questions about the Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort, please contact the Monash Rural Health education team at

This Monash End-to-End Rural Cohort is funded by the Australian Government under the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network.