On the evening of Wednesday 12 December, Professor James Angus, Professor James Best and a selection of distinguished guests gathered to mark a quiet yet momentous occasion in the history of the Melbourne Medical School.
Melbourne medical graduates have been working in rural settings since the 1860s, but ten years ago the Rural Clinical School was founded to create a specialist cohort of graduates with an education grounded in rural medicine.
The University of Melbourne hosted three exhibitions focused on medicine from the perspectives of artists, anatomists, medical teachers and teaching hospitals, as part of the Melbourne Medical School’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.
Generations of medical students have entertained their friends and families over many years of the Med Medleys Revue.
In 2012, players and directors from the 1970s to more recent years joined together with current students to revive, review and re-live some Medleys highlights from the past in a special alumni production of ‘Lawrence of the Labia’.
As part of the Melbourne Medical School’s 150th anniversary celebrations, nine individuals were presented with the degree of Honorary Doctor of Medical Science for their outstanding contributions to the field of medicine.
In perhaps the cultural highlight of the 150th anniversary celebrations, University of Melbourne alumnus Rebecca Hossack opened the doors of her lauded London art gallery for a cocktail reception celebrating the Melbourne Medical School’s sesquicentenary.
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, located in inner city Marylebone, provided a stunning location for alumni to reconnect with fellow classmates, enjoy a drink and celebrate 150 years of the University of Melbourne teaching medicine.