The Medical Alumni Special Interest Group will close at the end of 2018. Two funds continue to remain open for donations by members and the wider community (both managed by Alumni Friends):
- Medical Donations Fund: To support two prizes to be awarded from 2019 to UQ Medical Students
- Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History Fund: To support the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History
Based at the Mayne Graduate School of Medicine, Herston, the Group was established to foster mutually beneficial relations amongst graduates, students, staff and friends of the UQ School of Medicine (and raised funds to support students’ initiative, recognition of achievement, and the E. S. Meyers Theatre refurbishment). Membership was open to all medical graduates of The University of Queensland. Please contact the Alumni Friends Office for more information.
Over the years, activities supported by the Medical Alumni group have included:
- Medical Alumnus of the Year Award. Recipients have included Professor John Kerr (2001), Sir Llew Edwards AC (2002), Dr Tony Paul (2003), Professor Stuart (2004), and Professor Harvey Whiteford (2005);
- Medical Student Award (sponsored by the Berkley Group, Financial Consultants): This was first presented in 2004 to Dr Joel Dulhunty;
- Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Health Care Symposium: Medical Alumni have been regular sponsors of the the keynote speaker at this biennial event.
- Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History (which collects historical instruments, photographs, smaller pieces of medical equipment and books);
- Mayne Inheritance Tours (now discontinued): The Medical Alumni Special Interest group arranged tours (including visits to Moorlands, the home of the Mayne Family, and to the family tomb at Toowong Cemetery) to honour Dr James Mayne and his sister Mary Emelia Mayne who were very generous benefactors to The University of Queensland (the Mayne Family donated the land for the St Lucia Campus of The University of Queensland, and the Mayne Family Trust provides significant funding to the University’s Medical School, which now bears its name);
- Medical Alumni have organised reunions for Medical graduates upon request;
- Excolatur is the now-discontinued newsletter which was published for circulation to members; and
- Medical Alumni Wall Plaques (which were available for purchase).