About the Program

John Flynn Placement Program

The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) was established in 1997 as an important part of the Australian Government’s strategy to attract more doctors to rural and remote regions to address areas of workforce shortage and improve the quality of health care for local communities.

The John Flynn Placement Program is funded by the Department of Health (DoH) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) administers the program on behalf of the Department of Health.

Medical students enrolled in accredited medical courses can apply for a place in the program. Each year a total of 300 medical students are selected to join the program from within Australia. Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) is sub-contracted by ACRRM to deliver the program in the Northern Territory.