Alumni, Community and Mentoring

Medical Education Unit

The Medical Education Unit (MEU) has a mission to lead and support: curriculum implementation, continuous educational improvement, teaching, research, service, medical education accreditation requirements and professional learning related to the educational aspects of the MD program.

This Unit is a group of experts for the Medical School, with whom staff can consult for educational design, assessment, evaluation, peer teaching/ review and educational innovation and research.

 

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UWA adjunct and clinical title holder

Adjunct appointments provide a mechanism for The University of Western Australia to recognise suitably qualified and experienced individuals who make a significant contribution to the academic activities of their Schools.

There are two categories of adjunct – those who are actively engaged in clinical practice (Clinical titles) and those who are non-clinical (Adjunct titles).

Application Process:

To apply for Adjunct status, please complete the Medical School (including Centres) online application form and submit electronically, together with the required attachments.

Online Application Form

Before submitting the application, please refer to the Adjunct and Clinical Title Holders Guidelines and the University's Policy

Adjunct queries:

General enquiries: adjunctappl-sah@uwa.edu.au
Medical School: adj-appln-smed@uwa.edu.au
Centre for Child Health Research: adjunct@telethonkids.org.au
Centre for Medical Research: hr@perkins.uwa.edu.au

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.

Medical Humanities Network

The UWA Medical Humanities Network is a University-wide network with international links that provides opportunities for educators and researchers engaged in medicine, allied health sciences and dentistry, and those in the humanities, arts, music, psychology and social sciences to exchange ideas, share information and opportunities, and establish collaborative partnerships.

Medical humanities is an expanding field. From undergraduate teaching, to research, clinical practice and community engagement, a number of new and exciting programs are being developed worldwide. Humanities and social sciences have a key role in understanding the human side of medicine, health and wellbeing. To learn more or join the network, contact Associate Professor Nahal Mavaddat.