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 choose their preferred stream, which becomes the focus of their scholarly activity undertaken in years three and four of the program.

Service

Students who select service learning will be matched with a Not-for-profit (NFP) organisation for years three and four of the program. Students will work on a clinically significant project that the organisation identifies.

Research, Audit and Systematic Review

Students who choose research as their scholarly activity will be matched with a research team for years three and four of the program. They will work on a clinically significant project that the research Principle Investigator identifies.  Ideally the student will have prior research training or work in a group with a research experienced MD student.  Note that a solo research project is required for direct entry into a PhD degree. For less experienced students a clinical audit or systematic review could provide entry into improving clinical knowledge and practice.

Coursework

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

Scholarly Activity Database

The Scholarly Activity database is currently open for viewing available projects. It will open for applications from 29 July until 12 August 2019.The database can be accessed online.