Kanyaka Surgery is one of 3 GP clinics offering placement for medical students during their 5th year rural academic placements at Port Augusta. Each medical student is on an 8-weeks rotation and spends Friday morning in Quorn during the 8 week block. This program allows medical students to experience all that rural and remote medicine offers.
A notice of the presence of a student will be placed on the front door. Patients are to let reception staff knows on arrival, if they have any objection to the medical student being present during the consultation.
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency
The Quorn Clinical Skills Weekend offers an exciting opportunity for medical students to experience the benefits of a career in rural medicine including opportunities to practice procedural medicine, the value of community support and a fantastic lifestyle.
The program includes clinical skills sessions and opportunities to explore the Southern Flinders Ranges. In collaboration with the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency and rural GPs – Dr Tony Lian-Lloyd, Dr Steve Holmes and Dr Corina Simms – this weekend provides opportunities to network with other medical students and rural medical professionals.
This event is open to medical students who are members of AURHA or FURHS. For more information or to register, please visit the RDWA website
The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP)
The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) was established in 1997. Funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, it is an important part of the Australian Government’s strategy to attract more doctors to rural and remote areas to address areas of workforce shortage and improve the quality of healthcare for local communities. JFPP is administered by the Consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs). Medical students enrolled in accredited medical courses at one of 20 participating Australian universities can apply for a place in the program. Each year, 300 students are selected to join the program.
For more information, please visit the JFPP website.