Gervase, Dean of the School of Medicine Fremantle

“Pastoral care and support for our students is key,” says Professor Gervase Chaney, Dean of the School of Medicine, Fremantle.

“We ensure that they’ve got psychological support from different means including from Head of Student Matters, our counselling service, Campus Ministry, and other pastoral care support services offered across the University. We also ensure that we treat each student personally. We know them by name, we know something about each of them individually, and they are welcomed as part of our community.”

“For some students, unexpected financial hardship presents a barrier to them being able to continue their studies. The Medical Students' Assistance Fund enables us to provide emergency support to students who might hit a period of financial difficulty or crisis."

"It’s not ongoing financial support, but most importantly it will help students who become overwhelmed with burdens outside of their control. Being a medical student is demanding, and this fund will help to provide some relief when its most needed,” explains Professor Chaney.

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