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The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is designed to attract the future medical workforce into a remote and rural career.
Each year the JFPP provides 300 undergraduate medical students the opportunity to experience clinical practice and lifestyle in remote and rural locations across Australia. There are up to 1200 students enrolled onto the Program at any one time.
Successful eligible applicants spend eight weeks over three to four years in a remote or rural community with a one-to-one professional mentor, host, and community contact.
As of 1 July, 2017 the Rural Workforce Agency Network administers the JFPP in each state and the Northern Territory via the Rural Workforce Agencies.
The Rural Workforce Agencies include:
The RWAs are represented nationally and come together to achieve positive health outcomes for rural communities through our local knowledge of, and working relationships with, general practice.
Please visit the JFPP website for more information.