Medical Education Unit 

Unpacking the cost of medical assessments (entry to exit)


UWA’s Medical School brings together the brightest students, experienced clinicians and committed researchers to unlock the greatest health challenges of our day. Celebrating 60 years in 2017, the Medical School is an infinite source of teaching and learning for individuals who share our goal of delivering better health outcomes today and into the future.

Our School exists thanks to the generosity of the Western Australian public, rural and community organisations and industry groups who continue to generously support our endeavours. We have a renowned research program carried out in laboratories, hospitals and in the community at a patient level, and we offer a range of scientific and clinical research opportunities across 10 divisions.

Our School offers courses in clinical medicine, with acknowledged leaders in medical education supervising our clinical teaching programs. A strong research culture infuses all medicine courses at UWA.



Assessment plays a key role in a medical degree. The true cost from entry through to exit is not always transparent to the relevant stakeholders to make informed decisions about assessment decisions throughout the medical degree. The project aims to look at the four-year postgraduate UWA Medical Program and map assessments against costs (human & financial). Progression of students and the cost of failing students will also be reviewed.


We are looking for suitable candidates with following broad skills:

  • Excel organisation (basic) to manage key information and calculate estimated costs

  • Communication skills to email/speak to medical school staff to gather key information

  • A sense of creativity, curiosity and innovation

  • Research skills to explore the current literature on assessment practices and costs


  • 7 weeks placement

  • Combination of remote and in-person engagement

Medical Team