A fiftieth birthday is a great reason to celebrate! While the Austin Hospital itself is much older than fifty years, in 2017 we are celebrating the highly successful clinical school partnership between the Hospital and the University that has produced 3,154 medical graduates over the last half century.
Starting with a cohort of 17 students who chose to travel to Heidelberg in 1967, the Austin Clinical School now hosts approximately 190 students each year, spread across the final three years of the MD.
In celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Austin Clinical School we pay tribute to the pioneering spirit that led to its creation; the strong collegial partnership between the clinicians, teachers, students and administrators that is so important to our mutual success; and the many excellent graduates who have gone on to make a significant difference to the lives of their patients and the health of their communities.
Professor Shitij Kapur
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health)
University of Melbourne
On Saturday 8 April 2017, a dinner to celebrate 50 years of clinical education was held in the Great Hall at the National Gallery of Victoria for the Austin Clinical School alumni and staff. A commemorative program was prepared for this event.