Dr Scott McCoombe is Sub-Dean International, Head of International Medical Education and Athelstan Saw Senior Fellow in Health, Medicine and Society at The University of Western Australia


Scott is Sub-Dean International at UWA Medical School where he oversees the school’s global education and research footprint. In addition, he leads International student support, selection and admission. Scott is Athelstan Saw Senior Fellow in Health, Medicine and Society and a senior member of the Medical Education Unit. In the MEU he has roles in curriculum development, accreditation and governance.

He is a student-centred medical educator and solution-oriented academic leader with an infectious diseases research background (HIV) spanning laboratory research through to population health interventions. Scott is a collaborative and innovative educator with strengths in infectious diseases, global health, evidence-based medicine, health humanities, Indigenous health and clinician research skills. His education leadership has been recognised through multiple university and national awards. He is a Committee member of ANZAHPE and a mentor for junior medical educators in Australia. He is driven to educate the brightest scholars to engage with tomorrows biggest global health problems.

Why a Fellow of AMEE: AMEE is at the leading edge of medical education globally. Myself as an educator, the programs I’ve been a part of developing and, most importantly, the health professional students I’ve had the privilege of teaching have all benefited greatly from the network of amazing humans that is the AMEE community. As an Associate Fellow I’m hoping to add my own small part to this leading edge and support the young clinicians and health professional educators globally to reach their highest aspirations.

What do I hope to gain: Life-long Knowledge and Networks. Knowledge through the research base presented annually at conferences and the resources AMEE collates. These are a deep support for health professional educators at UWA and in Australian HPE. Networks: Learning from, and being mentored by, those that have tread the path, enhanced it and impacted thousands of health professionals. And being inspired by those early career Health Professional Educators whose energy, diversity and digital nous are going to lead to seismic shifts in the way we educate and live.

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