Scholarly activity is a distinctive feature of the UWA Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

It allows students to explore the development and application of scholarship in a strikingly diverse range of contexts, broadly grouped into three streams:

  • Service
  • Research
  • Coursework

Students chose their preferred stream, which becomes the focus of their scholarly activity undertaken in years two through four of the program. All scholarly activities require students to undertake activities to demonstrate their understanding and application of the scholarship of medical practice.

Service

Students who select service learning will be matched with an Non Government Organisation (NGO) for three of the degree's four years. Students will work on a meaningful and useful project that the organisation identifies.

Research

Students who choose research as their scholarly activity will be matched with a research team for three of the degree's four years. They will work on a meaningful and useful project that the research Principle Investigator identifies.

Coursework

Students who chose coursework are now able to complete units towards a further approved degree in Public Health and Health Professions Education. Students can chose units that contribute towards master's qualifications as a core part of their degree. Students who chose coursework will undertake approved units for three of the degree's four years.