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.
Ranked 8th in the world and 1st in Australia for Clinical Medicine (ARWU 2019)
Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, medicine graduate and current staff member
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 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.
Professor Osvaldo Almeida
Professor Osvaldo P. Almeida is the Director of Research at the WA Centre for Health and Ageing at The University of Western Australia.Read more about Professor Osvaldo Almeida
Michaela Lucas is a Clinical Immunologist, Allergist, Pathologist and Head of Drug Allergy Services at Sir Charles Gairdner and Perth Children’s HospitalsRead more about Michaela Lucas
Professor John Newnham
John Newnham is a Professor of Obstetrics and Head of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Western Australia.Read more about Professor John Newnham
Professor Sean Hood
Sean Hood is Head of UWA’s Division of Psychiatry, UWA Medical School and Associate Dean, Community and Engagement, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. He is Head of the Treatment Resistant Anxiety and Mood Disorders (TRAMD) Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Mental Health Unit.Read more about Professor Sean Hood
Professor Wendy Erber
Professor Wendy Erber is a world-renowned haematologist and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Medical School.Read more about Professor Wendy Erber
Associate Professor Christopher Blyth is a clinician scientist with the Division of Paediatrics at The University of Western AustraliaRead more about Christopher Blyth
Associate Professor Peter Richmond
Professor Peter Richmond is head of the School of Paediatrics at UWA and leads the Vaccine Trials Group at Perth Children’s Hospital.Read more about Associate Professor Peter Richmond
Professor Gary Hulse
Gary Hulse is Professor of Addiction Medicine within the Division of Psychiatry at The University of Western Australia and previous Chair of the Committee on Alcohol and Drug Education on behalf of the Deans Australia and New Zealand Medical Schools.Read more about Professor Gary Hulse
Professor Anna Nowak is a leading oncologist, cancer researcher and professor at The University of Western Australia.Read more about Anna Nowak
Our students and researchers have access to specialist facilities within the University and those of our partners.
J. Robin Warren Library
Professor (John) Robin Warren was a co-recipient, with Professor Barry J Marshall, of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2005 for their discovery that stomach ulcers were caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori.Read more about J. Robin Warren Library
Our unique collection is used to educate medical, nursing and science undergraduates, and assists in training specialist pathologists to improve their understanding of mechanisms of disease and diagnostic pathology.Read more about Pathology museum
UWA Health Campus
The UWA Health Campus provides cutting-edge specialist teaching and learning facilities for students, professionals and patients.Read more about UWA Health Campus
Biomedical Sciences E-Learning Suites
The interactive suites offer students practical diagnostic experience and an environment that mimics the consultative nature of a working laboratory.Read more about Biomedical Sciences E-Learning Suites
CTEC combines an interactive hospital environment with expert clinical educators to offer training to junior doctors and senior consultants in a way that supplements traditional clinical-based training.Read more about CTEC
Babies make room in the womb for bacteria
Our exposure to bacteria begins before we’re born according to new research led by The University of Western Australia. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, used rigorous contamination controls to confirm that exposure to bacteria begins in the womb.Read more
Pleural medicine leader named WA Cancer Researcher of the Year
A medical researcher from The University of Western Australia has today been named Cancer Council Western Australia 2019 Cancer Researcher of the Year.Read more
UWA eye doctor among those recognised in WA of the Year Awards
A leading eye doctor from The University of Western Australia with a deep passion for helping remote, rural and disadvantaged communities is among seven people to be recognised in the 2019 Western Australian of the Year awards.Read more
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.