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 2018, 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 39 in the world for Clinical Medicine (ARWU 2018)
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 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 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 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 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
Professor Leon Flicker
Professor Leon Flicker is a leading expert in health and ageing in UWA’s Medical School, researching general heath, falls, depression and cognitive impairment.Read more about Professor Leon Flicker
Professor Wendy Erber
Professor Wendy Erber is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Western Australia.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
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.
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
Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)
CAMDH supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aspiring to graduate as doctors, dentists, podiatrists and become leaders in the field of Aboriginal HealthRead more about Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)
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
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
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
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
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