Welcome from the Dean

Gervace Chaney

Professor Gervase Chaney

The School of Medicine, Fremantle offers a four year post-graduate Doctor of Medicine program along with the Pre-Medicine Certificate, Health Professional Education courses and Higher Degrees by Research. The main focus of the School is the training of medical students under the Objects of the University, including excellence in education and pastoral care.

The School of Medicine, Fremantle’s MD is an exciting and challenging program which gives students an opportunity to participate in social justice activities, discuss and debate bioethical constructs, learn about population and preventative health and develop research skills, while ensuring a continuing emphasis on clinical and communication skills. The School prioritises the values of professionalism, empathy, service and respect as well as the personal health and wellbeing of its students.

The postgraduate medical degree that commenced in 2005 changed to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2017 incorporating an enhanced focus on research training and participation. The School received full accreditation with the Australian Medical Council in 2016. The School has an established and growing reputation for producing high quality medical graduates ready for internship.

The School’s aim is to work with students to develop them into high quality, compassionate and patient-centred doctors.

The School has a strong and growing commitment to Aboriginal Health, with an alternative pathway for entry for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, an Aboriginal Health Team and an emphasis on Aboriginal health and culture in the curriculum, including learning on country training opportunities.  The School also has a focus on rural and remote health with a minimum of 25% enrolment of students with a rural background and a rural health pathway through the MD.

Our dedicated staff have a range of clinical, educational and professional backgrounds along with the skills to meet the educational needs of the curriculum. They have an absolute commitment to quality teaching and training as well as to the pastoral care of the students.

We are proudly postgraduate and encourage applicants who are ready to work in a professional and collegiate environment.

- Professor Gervase Chaney