Notre Dame Perth Medical School opened
Federal Minister for Health Tony Abbott, last week officially opened the University of Notre Dame Australia's School of Medicine, which is Australia's first private medical school.
A statement says the University enrolled its first group of 80 students in the four-year graduate entry program in February this year after receiving approval from the Commonwealth and State Governments in 2003 and accreditation from the Australian Medical Council in November 2004. There were hundreds of applicants from all over Australia.
The Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock, expressed his delight with the quality of the initial intake of students and with the welcome they had received from the medical profession, the State, Catholic and private hospitals, and the State Health Department. He was also very grateful to Curtin University for its partnership with Notre Dame in the provision of biomedical science education.
The Vice Chancellor said that the new Medical School, housed in a beautiful 19th century warehouse building, provides state of the art facilities for this excellent medical training program and reflected great credit upon the University's Architect and builder.
Dr Tannock said the School "will be working with public, Catholic and private hospitals, general practice clinics, and community health services, to train doctors of outstanding quality who have a strong commitment to the values which underpin the University."
Official Opening of the University of Notre Dame Australia School of Medicine in Fremantle (University of Notre Dame Australia 2/9/05)
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6 Sep 2005