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Endure the acronym overload no more! Medicine is full of letters that don't mean a lot to most people and the process of getting into a medical course is no exception. Here's what all the letters mean ..

Acronym Stands For Further Information
State-Sponsored Place Some state governments offer medical places exclusively to students who have been resident in that particular state for a long period of time or who agree to be bonded to that state subsequent to completion. The details of such places vary from state to state and not all states offer these places.
BMP Bonded Medical Place A medical school place for which regular HECS fees are paid but a subsequent bonding restriction applies. Those accepting BMP places agree to work for a period of time equal to the length of their degree in areas of unmet need. More information is available on the Australian Government BMP website.
CSP Commonwealth-Supported Place A medical school place for which regular HECS fees are paid and no subsequent bonding restrictions apply
FFP Full Fee-Paying Place A medical school place for which the student must pay full fees, which are usually considerably more than HECS fees. International students are only eligible for FFP places, while some universities also offer FFP places for local students.
MRBS Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship A medical school place for which regular HECS fees are paid but a subsequent bonding restriction applies. MRBS students are paid a scholarship of approximately $24,000 a year during their medical studies but must work in a rural area for a period of six continuous years subsequent to completing their specialist training. More information is available on the Australian Government MRBS website.

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