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 29th in the world for Clinical Medicine (ARWU 2020)
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
Associate Professor Christopher Blyth is a clinician scientist with the Division of Paediatrics at The University of Western AustraliaRead more about Christopher Blyth
Dr Rashmi Watson
Dr Rashmi Watson has been an active educator for 25 years in multiple education academic roles and joined the UWA Medical School as the Assessment Lead within the Medical Education Unit in 2020.Read more about Rashmi Watson
Dr Helen Wilcox is the Doctor of Medicine Program Director and Head of the Medical Education Unit with the Medical School at UWA.Read more about Helen Wilcox
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 Osvaldo Almeida
Professor Anna Nowak is a leading oncologist, cancer researcher and professor at The University of Western Australia.Read more about Anna Nowak
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 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 Gary Hulse
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 Sean Hood
Dr Beatrice Tucker
Dr Beatrice Tucker is the Evaluation Lead for UWA’s Medical School. She is responsible for the design, development, implementation and administration of an evaluation framework.Read more about Beatrice Tucker
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 Peter Richmond
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 Leon Flicker
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
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
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
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)
Do sleep problems come first, before adolescent depression?
New evidence suggests that sleep difficulties, long thought to be a symptom of adolescent depression, might actually come first.Read more
Finding improves tumour response to immunotherapies
Researchers from UWA and Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute have found a new way to improve treatment of tumours that previously did not respond to immunotherapies.Read more
New Translation Fellowships a boost for mental health and kids with autism
A project designed to increase awareness of the relationship between the arts and mental health and a digital tool to address anxiety concerns for children on the autism spectrum have been given a boost thanks to support from the Western Australian Future Health Research and Innovation Fund (FHRIF), an initiative of the WA State Government.Read more
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, 18 to 70 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.