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Minister Takes Tour of Medical School

The Federal Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, recently visited Curtin to tour the new medical school building.

The Federal Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham
The Federal Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, tours the medical school building.

The Minister participated in a smoking ceremony conducted by Elder-in-Residence, Associate Professor Simon Forrest, to prepare the building for occupancy prior to the official opening.

Minister Birmingham and Vice-Chancellor Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry participate in the smoking ceremony with Elder-in-Residence, Associate Professor Simon Forrest.
Minister Birmingham and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry, participate in the smoking ceremony with Elder-in-Residence, Associate Professor Simon Forrest.
The smoking ceremony in the new medical school building.
The smoking ceremony in the new medical school building.

The Minister also announced the appointment of medical practitioner, and medical training expert, Dr Janice Bell, as Chair of the Curtin Medical School External Advisory Board.

The Curtin Medical School External Advisory Board will provide critical input and guidance as the university establishes its medical school, which plans to have its first intake of students in 2017.

Minister Birmingham
Minister Birmingham announces the appointment of Dr Janice Bell as Chair of the Curtin Medical School External Advisory Board.

Dr Bell has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Western Australian General Practice Education and Training since 2004, and was previously a National Manager for Continuing Professional Development with GP Education Australia. She was appointed as an Adjunct Professor to the university in 2012. (For more information on Dr Bell’s appointment see the news item Curtin Appoints Chair of Medical School External Advisory Board.)

Professor William Hart, Dr Janice Bell, Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry, Minister Birmingham and Acting Chancellor Sue Wilson.
Professor William Hart, Dr Janice Bell, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry, Minister Birmingham and Acting Chancellor, Sue Wilson.