Class of 1997

17 March, 2012

The UMMS graduating Medical class of 1997 gathered at University House to celebrate their inaugural reunion on the 17th of March 2012.  21 years after embarking on the medical course together and 15 years after graduation, over 120 attendees gathered from far and wide, interstate and overseas, to celebrate the auspicious occasion.

It was a night to reminisce over the past, sharing recollections of the esoteric genius of Norm Eisenberg lectures, the beaming pearly whites of Jo Kavanagh, the cruelty of inserting nasogastric tubes into each other, the claustrophobia of anatomy tutorial rooms and of course, the unforgettable PFAs, Medleys and Med Balls.

The reunion was a wonderful opportunity to exchange stories of more recent years as we caught up on life 15 years after Medical school.  It was a palpable reminder of the indelible mark that medicine has left on all of our lives.  Some have not seen each other in all of that time and it was fantastic to see that as a class, we have all aged rather well!

As the night drew to a close and contact details were exchanged, many lamented that we have let a reunion lapse for too long.  Hopefully there will be another night like this to look forward to in the not too distant future.

Class of 1997, see you at the next reunion!

Phyllis Fu and Lyn-May Lim