Medical School

Enabling better health outcomes

UWA’s Medical School brings together the brightest students, experienced clinicians and committed researchers to unlock the greatest health challenges of our day. Celebrating 60 years in 2017, the Medical School is an infinite source of teaching and learning for individuals who share our goal of delivering better health outcomes today and into the future.

Our School exists thanks to the generosity of the Western Australian public, rural and community organisations and industry groups who continue to generously support our endeavours. We have a renowned research program carried out in laboratories, hospitals and in the community at a patient level, and we offer a range of scientific and clinical research opportunities across 10 divisions.

Our School offers courses in clinical medicine, with acknowledged leaders in medical education supervising our clinical teaching programs. A strong research culture infuses all medicine courses at UWA.

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Ranked 8th in the world and 1st in Australia for Clinical Medicine (ARWU 2019)

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Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, medicine graduate and current staff member

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Since we were established in 1957 we have trained thousands of doctors

Medicine will continue to be a very human interaction. Our mission is to provide education, services and research that creates better health for the benefit of the Western Australian, Australian and international communities. Dr Brendan McQuillan, Head of School

Our divisions

Our people

Our School includes exceptional alumni, world-renowned researchers, clinicians, teachers and administrators. Above all, our Medical School prides itself on its doctors who not only care for their patients, but about them, and give instinctively of their time for their welfare in all arenas.

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World-class facilities

Our students and researchers have access to specialist facilities within the University and those of our partners.

Centres and institutes

Research news

UWA Medical School’s 60th anniversary: by the community for the community

Connect with us

There are many ways to stay connected with us or find out more about our School:

Volunteer with the Medical School Simulated Patient Program


Throughout the teaching semester and examination period patient volunteers are required so our Doctor of Medicine students in Years 2-4 can learn and be assessed in simulated patient environments. Teaching takes place in small group sessions and can encompass history taking or specific physical examination. All sessions are conducted under the supervision of a tutoring doctor and no invasive procedures are undertaken. 

Requirement: In a mock patient environment, the student doctor conducts a history of your simulated health condition or concern for them to diagnose and advise treatment. Patient scenarios are matched to the individual gender and age of volunteers.
Type of volunteer: Male and female, 20 to 50 years of age. 
Commitment: A session is four hours
Timing: May – November  
Contact: Ms Peta Gjedsted (Academic Services Officer, Medical School) detailing your age, gender, availability and contact phone number. 

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