UWA’s world-renowned medical school turns 60 this year. To celebrate this significant milestone a public awareness campaign and a series of events are launching this month.
This will culminate in the opening of the refurbished Medical and Dental Library, currently undergoing a $7 million transformation into a state-of-the art teaching and learning facility, expected to be completed this year.
The UWA Medical School has evolved into a world-class teaching and research centre. We now have 6,231 graduates including a Nobel Prize winner, countless outstanding researchers, specialists, general practitioners and community and industry leaders. Our numerous medical breakthroughs save lives and contribute to better health outcomes around the world.
The School was built on the generosity of Western Australians in 1957, and the ongoing support of community, industry and government allows its staff and students to continue lifesaving education, research and treatment. The anniversary campaign is an opportunity to thank the generosity of the School’s supporters, including donors and thousands of volunteers.
A commemorative website is now active with stories of graduates, past and present staff who have helped shape healthcare in our state and beyond. Alumni and other friends of the School are invited to share their memories and get involved in the anniversary celebrations by visiting uwa.edu.au/med60.