School of Medicine, Fremantle Campus

The School embraces its responsibility to make a contribution to improving healthcare outcomes for all Australians. This commitment includes developing a better understanding of the needs of indigenous Australians, providing opportunities for students to experience rural and remote medicine and a curriculum which embeds bioethics, advocacy and social justice.

The School's mission is to provide excellence in medical education, research and scholarship with the aim of graduating doctors to serve in areas of unmet need, specifically in the country’s vast remote and rural areas.

The School offers a four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) program that has been fully accredited by the Australian Medical Council of Australia and is highly ranked by graduates in national surveys. Key features include a focus on small group teaching and problem-based learning, combined with rich clinical experiences across the entire program. At the heart of the program is a research stream that builds student capabilities over the four years and the School is encourages research at the Masters and PhD level.

The School also offers a Pre-Medicine Certificate, at an undergraduate level, and several postgraduate health education programs to assist health professionals to develop their capabilities as educators. These multimedia-rich programs are available online and through mobile devices and are supported by expert facilitators. See our programs list for details.

  • Work Integrated Learning

    Clinical placements are embedded in the MD program and take place in hospitals, general practices, aged care facilities and other medical settings. In the last two years of the Doctor of Medicine program, students complete eight- to nine-week discipline-based rotations, usually in a hospital setting. They may also participate in the Rural Clinical School in third year, which is jointly run with the University of Western Australia. In the second year of the course some students are able to spend six weeks of their course in the Kimberley region as a part of the Broome – Learning On Country program.

  • Mentoring/Academic Support

    The MD program supports students’ personal and professional development in preparation for their transition to the medical profession. Mentors are assigned from the outset of the program through to the final clinical rotation in order to help students get the most from their studies. In addition, Student Success helps students formulate their goals and develop the skills and confidence needed to attain them. Student Success offers a range of courses and programs, plus support for students with special educational requirements. Aboriginal medical students are supported by the Aboriginal Health Team and the Manjaree Student Space.

  • Facilities

    Operating from five buildings in Henry Street, School of Medicine facilities include a 200-seat lecture theatre, a specialist medical library, simulated clinic rooms, a simulated hospital ward, clinical and procedural skills facilities and 13 Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutorial rooms, all equipped with networked audio-visual equipment.  Medical students access biomedical science and clinical pathology teaching expertise in laboratory-based settings at Murdoch University.

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