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Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training - John Flynn Placement Programme (JFPP)
What it doesThe JFPP introduces students to life as a doctor in a rural community. Students are provided with financial support to undertake a placement in the same community each year (usually two weeks per year over a four year period) and are placed with a medical mentor and community host.
Medical students enrolled in accredited medical courses at one of 20 participating Australian universities can apply. Once a year, a competitive application round is undertaken to identify 300 new students to join the program.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) administers the programme on behalf of the Department of Health.
What it achievesThe JFPP aims to attract more doctors to rural and remote areas to address areas of workforce shortage and improve healthcare for local communities.
Through their placements, students have the opportunity to experience rural and remote life in communities all over Australia.