STRIVE-WA is all about connecting and creating opportunities for students. Check out the projects that below -  if any of them interest you, feel free to contact us about getting involved!


A spiritual successor to the large PREVENTT trial published in The Lancet, POST VENTT is a multi-centre prospective observational study investigating the effects of post-operative anaemia on patient outcomes. As STRIVE's flagship project in 2021, POST VENTT boasts a robust clinician-led structure of medical student mini-teams. If you think you would be up for the challenge, get in contact with the team now.

COVID-19 Student Response

A recent partnership between STRIVE WA and the state’s COVID Research Response (CRR) team has been developed to enhance the fight against the novel coronavirus. STRIVE is leading the student research response to COVID-19 through student recruitment, project development and stakeholder liaison. This collaboration will develop medical students’ research skills, contribute to the ISARIC/WHO Clinical Characteristics protocol and, most importantly, further the global response to COVID-19.

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Respiratory Complications after Abdominal Surgery - RECON

Post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are a common complication of major abdominal surgery and associated with increased morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay. The RECON project was a binational project in both the UK and Australia. It measured compliance to the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA) and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines which provide pre-, intra- and post-operative measures that have been shown to reduce risk of PPCs. 


Management of COMPlicated intra-abdominal collectionS after colorectal Surgery. In partnership with TASMAN Collaborative, STRIVE is helping students participate in this international observational multicentre audit.

COMPASS will assess adherence to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, particularly the routine use of prophylactic drains following colorectal surgery. The project has 25 centres taking part within Australia alone and plans to audit over 5000 patients. Further information is available on the EuroSurg website.