A/Prof Wilma Beswick awarded the 2016 Brownless Medal

Associate Professor Wilma Beswick has been awarded this year's Brownless Medal for her outstanding contribution to medical education, particularly towards the training of doctors within the Melbourne Medical School.

A graduate of the St Vincent's Clinical School, she was offered a lecturer position in the Department of Medicine (St Vincent's Hospital) and held the position for more than 25 years.

A/Prof Beswick was appointed the Dean of the St Vincent's Hospital Clinical School in 1989 and held the post for over 20 years prior to her role as the current Chief Medical Officer at St Vincent's Hospital.

Prof Mark Cook and Prof Wilma Beswick
Associate Professor Wilma Beswick with Head of Medicine, Professor Mark Cook

Named after the founder of the Melbourne Medical School, Sir Anthony Colling Brownless, the Brownless Medal recognises  eminent individuals, who, through their diligence and leadership, have ensured the growth and positioning of the Medical School as a world leader in medical teaching and training, and health research, policy, and practise.

The Department heartily congratulates A/Prof Beswick on this well-deserved honour.