It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. Luckily for us, the people who make up the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences have no interest in ruling you. They are here to help you.
FHMS Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
If you have personal problems relating to the course or personal issues that are impeding your progress, talk to the Assoc. Dean. You need to see the Assoc. Dean if you:
- Want permission for short or long term leave.
- Are returning to the course after a period of absence
- Are applying for special consideration.
Contact: Professor Roland Kaiser.
Tel: 6488 8500 or Email: [email protected] [Email him is best]
FHMS Manager (Student Affairs)
If you are experiencing problems, then the Manager is a good person to contact first. She will most likely be able to assist you with tour problem or put you in contact with the right person. Talk to the Manager if you:
- Need special consideration or a deferred exam
- Are applying for leave of absence
- Want to apply for a student bursary or loan
- Want to appeal an academic assessmen
Contact: Deborah Leicester
Tel: 6488 5084 Email: [email protected]
FHMS Directior (Education Centre)
It is the role of the Professor of Medical Education to implement and monitor the medical curriculum. If you have any queries about the content or structure of the curriculum, you may contact the Professor of Medical Education.
Contact: Professor Tony Celenza
Tel: 6488 6880 9346 4355 Email: [email protected]
Sub-Deans are allocated to particular year groups and act as an interface between the students and the faculty. They are the person to talk to if you want:
- Permission for short term leave (3 days or less)
- Advise related to the course and/or interim counselling
- Someone to help you liaise with faculty
Year 1 contact: A/Prof Helena Iredell
Tel: 6488 1274 Email: [email protected]
Year 2 contact: Dr Lucy Gilkes
Tel: 6457 7329 Email: [email protected]
Year 3 contact: A/Prof Lexie Tregonning
Tel: 6458 1323 Email: [email protected]
Year 4 contact: Professor Neil Boudville
Tel: 6151 0854 Email: [email protected]
University Medical Centre
If you need to see a GP, you can make an appointment to see one at the UWA medical centre. The GPs at UWA offer bulk billing and appointments can usually be made within a couple of days.
Tel 6488 2118
The AMA(WA) has compiled a list of youth friendly GPs; they are doctors who have had special youth friendly medical training and they will often bulk bill. The link to this list is listed below: http://goo.gl/x4OvyU
Student counselling is available at Student Services on the UWA main campus. They are very good people to talk to if you need:
- Acute or ongoing support and counsel. The counsellors office at student services are proffresional counsellors and are truanted to assist students studying stressful degrees.
- Assistance justifying your application for a deferred exam and/or special consideration.
Appointments can be made by phone or by visiting the Counselling services building.
Alternatively, two counsellors have been specifically assigned to helping students in the faculty of Medicine. One counsellor attends the QEII faculty office each week and provide sessions that may be more convenient to clinical year students.
Tel: 6488 2423 Web: http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/fit/mental/counselling
Student Support Coordinator
The Student Support Coordinator, Ms Sue Pougnault, provides mentoring and support for rural, interstate and international undergraduate and graduate entry students.
Tel: 6488 4851 Email: [email protected]
If you have a disability (temporary e.g. injury or permanent) or medical/mental health condition that affects your ability to partake in your studies, the UniAccess service can assist you.
Colleague of First Contact
(Doctor’s Health Advisory Service in WA) (08) 93 213 098
For Doctors in crisis, or not sure where to go for help with personal or health problems.
This totally confidential 24-hr service is available to all Doctors and Medical Students. It can be contacted by the person themselves, or by a concerned family member, friend, colleague or staff member. Callers do not need to identify themselves. It consists of a group of experienced male and female GPs, and is independent, reporting back to no other medical organisation.
Problems dealt with include stress, depression, suicidal thought, substance abuse, grief or concerns about illness. Sometimes the contact can be about impaired performance in a colleague. The Doctors do not usually provide active medical treatment, their main function being to go through the options with callers when they are faced with a dilemma, or to advise the caller on the most appropriate referral services.
UWA Chaplain and Spiritual Services
The University is committed to supporting students and staff with a diversity of cultural, religious and non-religious backgrounds and promotes interfaith conversation and collaboration wherever possible.
Religious denominations provide the Chaplains/Priests/Imam who help to fulfil that commitment. And there are many other supportive and spiritually respectful persons and groups around the University.
UWA Housing and Financial Aid Services
A free and confidential service for students enrolled at the University. Help students who are looking for finance to meet education-related expenses or for emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.