One of the first group of UWA graduates in Medicine in 1959, Clinical Professor Bryant Stokes AO, neurosurgeon, has not only used his specialised training to treat patients with neurological conditions with skill and compassion but has also made time to facilitate improvements in the level of healthcare available to the people of Western Australia.
This year, twelve Indigenous students have commenced postgraduate Medicine. This is the largest number of Indigenous students ever commencing Medicine at UWA in any one year. The students come from all over Australia including Perth, Broome, Derby, One Arm Point, Tennant Creek, Warralong in the Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek and Albany. Most have completed undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science or Science at UWA, although one of the students has a teaching background and another a Medical Science degree from the University of Sydney.