About JFPP

About the program

Since 1997 the John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) has been providing medical students with a unique opportunity to spend quality time in a rural or remote community under the professional guidance of an experienced rural doctor.

"Through the JFPP I got to learn from extraordinary people in remarkable places."

- JFPP student

Funded by the Department of Health (DoH), the program is an integral part of the Australian Government's strategy to attract more doctors to rural and remote Australia. The College administers the program on behalf of Government. Eligible medical students enrolled in accredited medical courses at one of 20 participating Australian universities are eligible to apply for a place in the JFPP.

Each year JFPP typically receives around 1,500 registrations, of which the top 300 students are selected to join the program. Registrations are open from January/February each year with the application generally held around March/April. Follow the College Facebook page to stay informed on the program key event dates including the next JFPP application.

Become involved

Whether you’re a student looking to take on a new challenge, a rural doctor hoping to share the wealth of your knowledge as a mentor, or a community member willing to be a community contact or host, simply follow the links to find out more information.