Stories from the 150th

July 2012

Wednesday 4 July, 2012

On Wednesday July 4 a group of medical alumni returned to the classroom for a special anatomy lesson. As part of the 150th celebrations of the Melbourne Medical School, alumni were invited to join current students to learn more about the current life and work of the medical school and to tour the anatomy teaching facilities.

Tuesday 3 July, 2012

In July, the Melbourne Medical School celebrated the achievements of scientific women in the symposium "Women in Medical Research - Passionate Minds". The impressive speaker list included Professor Elizabeth Blackburn AC, Professor Ruth Bishop AO, Professor Fiona Stanley AC and Professor Ingrid Scheffer.

Head over to the Faculty Research Unit website for an article on the event, including videos of the keynote presentations.



June 2012

Friday 29 - Saturday 30 June, 2012

UK and Europe-based alumni gathered in Cambridge in June for a special day of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Medical School.

Around 30 alumni shared in celebrating the School’s milestone, participating in a Symposium, drinks and dinner at different venues across the University of Cambridge.

April 2012

April, 2012

Our Melbourne Medical School alumni winners of the 'tie and scarf competition' were Ross Breadmore (MBBS 1986) and the Scarf was won by Erika Mustika (MBBS 2009).

To purchase a commemorative 150th anniversary tie or scarf please click here.

Read on to find out more about our winners.

Wednesday 4 April, 2012

International celebrations for the Melbourne Medical School’s 150th anniversary took place at a gathering of medical alumni in New York City in April.

Head of the Melbourne Medical School, Professor James Best, together with Associate Dean for External Relations, Professor Glenn Bowes, played host to a diverse mix of alumni from the east coast of America, with some guests travelling from as far as Chicago especially for the event.

March 2012

March, 2012 - August, 2012

The diversions and preoccupations of the lives of medical students over 150 years was the subject of the first 150th anniversary exhibition 'A Med Student's Life' at the Medical History Museum. The exhibition opening was accompanied by the launch of the superb catalogue 'Highlights of the Collection' in which fifty selected items from the Medical History Museum's collection are presented.

Thursday 15 March, 2012

Five former Heads of the Melbourne Medical School were acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the School’s success at the inaugural Brownless Medal award ceremony.

Thursday 1 March, 2012

A sea of umbrellas descended on the Law quadrangle as staff from across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences arrived for the morning launch of the Melbourne Medical School 150th Anniversary celebrations.

Sunday 4 March, 2012

"A toast to our health" article printed on Sunday 4th March 2012 in the Sunday Age 

Reporter Neil Hamilton from the Sunday Age profiled some graduates and students of the Melbourne Medical School.

View the article online at:

February 2012

Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Tsubu Bar on Valentines Day 2012 was closed to the regular throng of celebrating couples looking for a quiet place to have a drink after Uni.

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