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Curtin Medical School names External Advisory Board

The Curtin Medical School External Advisory Board has been confirmed and is comprised of university academics, medical practitioners and industry advisors.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry indicated she was delighted that Adjunct Professor Janice Bell had accepted the invitation to chair the Curtin Medical School External Advisory Board.

“Adjunct Professor Bell is a well-known medical practitioner and medical training expert who is very well-placed to chair the Board, which will play an integral part in the establishment of the Curtin Medical School,” Professor Terry said.

The members of the Curtin Medical School External Advisory Board are:

  • Adjunct Professor Janice Bell – Chair.
  • Dr Richard Choong.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Robyn Collins.
  • Dr Alan Eggleston.
  • Professor Gary Geelhoed.
  • Kieran Gulvin (student representative).
  • Michele Kosky.
  • Professor Con Michael.
  • Vicki O’Donnell.
  • Dr Karen Pitman.
  • Kim Snowball.
  • Professor Bryant Stokes.
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Front row (L-R) Professor John Cordery, Adjunct Professor Janice Bell, Professor Gary Geelhoed, Mr Kim Snowball. Middle row (L-R) Adjunct Associate Professor Robyn Collins, Dr Richard Choong, Dr Karen Pitman, Mr Kieran Gulvin. Back row (L-R) Dr Alan Eggleston, Professor William Hart, Professor Bryant Stokes. Absent Professor Con Michael, Professor Michael Berndt, Ms Vicki O’Donnell, Ms Michele Kosky.

Professor William Hart, Foundation Dean of Medicine, said the board recently had its first meeting and he was looking forward to working with such a highly esteemed group.

“I am privileged to receive the advice of such a distinguished group of medical and health professionals to shape the development of the Curtin Medical School,” Professor Hart said.

The Curtin medical degree, which is scheduled to take in its first intake of students in 2017, will allow graduates to meet the needs of currently under-serviced areas of health care including primary care, chronic disease, ageing, Indigenous and regional health.

The Medical School will offer a five-year, full-time, undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree that will complement the postgraduate medical courses available at University of Western Australia and Notre Dame University.

The Curtin Medical School is scheduled to take in its first intake of students in 2017.
The Curtin Medical School is scheduled to take in its first intake of students in 2017.