John Flynn Placement Program

John Flynn Placement Program

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Following the 2021 Federal Budget announcement, the John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) will cease, with funding redirected to expanding rural training opportunities for junior doctors. Learn more here.

For the latest updates on the John Flynn Placement Program visit the JFPP website.

Introducing rural lifestyle and medicine to medical students.

The John Flynn Placement Program provides 300 undergraduate medical students the opportunity to experience clinical practice and lifestyle in rural and remote locations across Australia.

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 through lifestyle and work experience in rural locations.

Successful JFPP scholars spend eight weeks over three to four years in a remote or rural community with a one-to-one professional mentor, community host and contact. 

"Being a community contact for the John Flynn Placement Program is very rewarding, positive and beneficial to the whole community of Lorne. I would highly recommend and it has be a privilege to participate."

Michelle Wallis - Community Contact

"We have hosted several students over the last three years. We are retirees and have lived in Sale all of our lives and we are very proud of where we live and all it has to offer. We really enjoy the company of the young people and love showing them around Sale and district.

All of the students that we have had stay with us have become good friends, and always tell us they have had a great experience here. We recommend this program to anyone that has the time."

Brenda and Doug - Community Hosts

"Working in a small rural health service, I see first-hand what kind of impact a ‘doctor shortage’ can have on a community. So when the John Flynn Placement Program was mentioned to me, I saw this as an opportunity to assist my local medical clinic and an opportunity to promote the rural lifestyle of my community."

Helen Cramer, Cohuna District Hospital - Community Host

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