There are a number of scholarships, placement programs and bursaries that can help you as a medical student to experience general practice and/or rural medicine while studying. If this is an area you are interested in moving into, these could be fantastic opportunities to undertake.
- Clinical General Practice Scholarship – Six supervised clinical placement sessions in general practice.
- Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) Scholarship (where available) – Placement in an AMS to understand how it is run and how it differs from other general practice.
Financially, the JFPP will cover costs involved with travel and accommodation to your placement location as well as assistance in making these arrangements. In addition to this, students are paid $500.00 per week to cover general costs of living for the duration of your placement.
If successful, you will receive both a mentor, in the form of a rural doctor, and a figure of $10,000 per annum to assist in covering the costs of your study.