Hey TKAO! Thanks for asking. First of all, the 2yr contracts that include your internship aren't allocated by individual hospital but rather by various hospital networks where in each network there is a varying combination of rural and metropolitan hospitals. Maybe the word random isnt the best but rather all medical graduates are on the same level playing field. Basically everyone puts in their preferences and a random system allocates positions to maximise the overall preferences of everyone and if you put in your preferences right you can "guarantee" or make it extremely likely to end up working at least 2yrs in a network where the chief hospital is a large metropolitan one.How exactly does the random allocation system in NSW mean that you have a random chance of getting into a rural hospital or a non-rural one? In that case how are you guaranteed to be in a metropolitan hospital?
Here is a link if you would like a read.
I've had several requests for this information so I thought I would just publish it here. (If you're from Victoria and applying for internship there, check out the equivalent guide for that written by pi at VIC Internship explanation ) I take no responsibility for whatever outcome may result...