RCS Alumni

The pull factor of the Rural Clinical School

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The new Rural Clinical School alumni association, which contains a mix of country-born students and city “converters”, was formed to help with networks and maintain a sense of collegiality.

GEMP Students

True grit

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Students who include an engineer, music teacher, psychology graduate, physiotherapist, politics graduate and lawyer have become the first to emerge as doctors from the Faculty’s Graduate Entry Medical Program.

Hallucinations stem from brain, not bogey-men

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The distressing auditory hallucinations experienced by most people with schizophrenia arise from a dysfunction in the brain rather than, as most patients believe, an external malevolent force, according to research by Associate Professor Waters.

Ravie Waters

Catapulted into cognitive neuropsychiatry

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A researcher into psychosis has had a meteoric rise in the Faculty.

Flavie Waters, who completed two degrees in England, started as a student at UWA in 2000 and last August was appointed Associate Professor in the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry.

Hearing aids inspire study

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The fact that some Indigenous children in rural regions of Australia have to wear hearing aids when they start school because of chronic severe ear infections was one of the reasons that drove Vinay Menon to choose his research topic for his Bachelor of Medical Science degree.

An eye-opener: Vinay Menon in Milingimbi, an island community of about 900 peopl

Striving for Human Rights

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Rather than taking a break from an arduous year of study and research, medical student Vinay Menon chose to spend his university summer vacation volunteering in outback Australia. 

2010 Podiatry Graduates

Stepping into new shoes

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The first cohort of podiatric medicine students, who began the course in 2006 and graduated on 25 March, have dispersed to a variety of areas to practise. 

Mina Azarian

Art gives way to science

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

I started my tertiary education not knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I had gone through high school assuming that I would become an artist, however I soon realised my passion for the sciences.

Dr John Owen and his wife Jan

Singing in big changes

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

When orthodontist Dr John Owen and his wife Jan visited Halls Creek last May with the Madjitil Moorna choir, teachers at the school were thrilled because no dentist or dental therapy van had visited the school for the past 18 months. 

Climate changes health

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A third year medical student who attended last year’s Copenhagen summit on climate change is helping to form an international network of students and health professionals interested in the impact of climate change on health.

Climate changes health

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A third year medical student who attended last year’s Copenhagen summit on climate change is helping to form an international network of students and health professionals interested in the impact of climate change on health.

A sensible guide to diagnosis

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The art of diagnosis in medicine has become increasingly complex over the last 20 years with a proliferation of laboratory and radiological tests. Newly qualified doctors and medical students must learn to use this huge array of tests wisely in reaching a diagnosis - a skill often not covered in standard medical textbooks.

Tony Phan

Terminal disease does not stop research

Monday, 3 May 2010

One morning last winter, a young man lay sprawled on the pavement near the Oral Health Centre at QEII.  He heard footsteps approach him, stop, then hurry on. Then he heard a truck slow down, then drive off. Neither the pedestrian nor the driver offered him any help and Tony Phan was in too much pain to ask for it. 

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences relocations

Monday, 29 March 2010

The Faculty office and School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care (including RCS) will be closed until further notice due to substantial damage from the recent storms.

Staff will be relocated to various sites:

Medefacts December 2009: A virtual world of dentistry

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The challenges facing the Dental School with the proposed shorter dentistry degree could be partially addressed by the use of virtual reality based technology (VRBT), according to a Faculty academic.

Medefacts December 2009: Mastering the science of nursing

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The first group of Master of Nursing Science students, who have switched from a range of careers to become nurses, started the innovative post-graduate degree in July.

Medefacts December 2009: Pre-term birth study first cab off rank in Chinese obstetric collaboration

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


A School head has received a rare accolade by being made an Honorary Director in a Chinese university department. It is the first move of its kind for the department.

Medefacts December 2009: A tale of two students

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

These are the stories of two of the first intake of students for the Master of Nursing Science degree at UWA.

Medefacts December 2009: The Bulge spreads out to help community

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

This year’s medical graduates, affectionately known as “The Bulge” because they are the biggest cohort to date, are the 50th group to emerge from the Medical School as qualified physicians.

There are 197 graduates this year compared with 15 who attended their dedication ceremony in December 1959.

Medefacts December 2009: A touch of class

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The first medical students to graduate with a West Australian degree celebrated their 50th anniversary this year with a reunion of doctors who have gone down very different paths.

The graduating class of 1959 reunited at the Weld Club earlier in the year.