Mission of the School of Medicine, Fremantle

The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Medicine, Fremantle will, through an education imbued with the Catholic values of compassion, respect and service, graduate health professionals who are knowledgeable, skilful, dutiful and ethical.

The School acknowledges that it is located in Walyallup on Whadjuk Nyungar Boodja and honours the rightful place of Aboriginal people as Australia's first peoples and will graduate students who contribute meaningfully to closing the gap in Aboriginal health outcomes1.

Goals of the School of Medicine, Fremantle

To fulfil its mission the School will graduate health professionals who:

  • Are clinically excellent, compassionate, respectful and empathetic;
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviour in all their actions;
  • Will contribute meaningfully to address the health disparity experienced by Aboriginal peoples;
  • Champion social justice through reducing inequalities and disparities in health and health care;
  • Have a strong commitment to, and capacity for, lifelong learning, reflective practice, personal health and wellbeing;
  • Contribute significantly to health care in rural, remote and other underserved populations in Western Australia;
  • Engage in scholarly research and advance the body of medical knowledge; and
  • Apply a strong scientific basis to clinical practice.

To achieve these goals, the School will:

  • Deliver high quality medical and health education;
  • Attract students who value the mission and goals of the School;
  • Continue to attract high quality staff who will engage in excellent teaching and research;
  • Advance the role of the educator through innovative and engaging professional development opportunities;
  • Establish medical education and research centres of excellence;
  • Value community involvement and strengthen collaborative partnerships with stakeholders;
  • Continue to nurture a collaborative and supportive learning, teaching and research environment; and
  • Demonstrate responsible stewardship of resources.

1 The School uses the term Aboriginal people/s respecting the preference of many in the Aboriginal community in Western Australia as this most accurately reflects the identity of Aboriginal peoples within this state. In using the term Aboriginal people no disrespect is intended to our Torres Strait Islander colleagues and communities.