Based at the Mayne Graduate School of Medicine, Herston, the mission of this Special Interest Group is to foster mutually beneficial relations amongst graduates, students, staff and friends of the UQ School of Medicine (and raises funds to support students’ initiative, recognition of achievement, and the E. S. Meyers Theatre refurbishment). Membership is 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;
- The publication of a regular newsletter for members (Excolatur); and
- Medical Alumni Wall Plaques (available for purchase).