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The 2021 Federal Budget announced that the John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) will cease and funding will be redirected to expanding training opportunities for junior doctors.

The program will end in early 2022 as the last placements for the current cohorts are completed.

RDWA knows the rural clinical experiences with JFPP have been enormously valuable to the scholars, the mentors and the communities, and we extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to all of you who have made the program the success that it has been for more than 20 years.

The John Flynn Placement Program is an Australian Government Department of Health initiative designed to attract the future medical workforce into remote and rural careers through lifestyle and work experience in rural locations by arranging placements in one community for two weeks every year for four years.

Applicants submit their application directly through the JFPP website.

Every year, 300 new JFPP participants join the program, bringing the total experiencing JFPP placements to 1200 annually.

JFPP is administered by the Consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs). As a member of the Consortium, RDWA provides support to students, local mentors, hosts and community contacts.

JFPP participants are selected from 20 universities throughout Australia.  Successful applicants spend eight weeks over three to four years in a rural or remote community with a one-to-one professional mentor, community host and contact.

RDWA provides support to the SA students during their placements throughout Australia, as well as supporting students from other states who are placed in rural South Australia.

The RDWA John Flynn Placement Program team is happy to provide further information. Please contact us at futureworkforce@ruraldoc.com.au or call us on 08 8234 8277.