Free Public Lecture: 50 Years of Training the Health Workforce in Auckland

  • 05 Apr 2018

At the first in a series of lectures celebrating the educational, medical and research successes over the past 50 years, 5 speakers from The University of Auckland will talk about the history of what has now become the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

  • When: Thursday, 19 April, 2018, 7-8:30 pm
  • Where: AMRF Auditorium, University of Auckland Medical School, 85 Park Road, Grafton
  • Tickets: Free! Please RSVP via email to or ring us on ☎ 09-923-1701
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    About the talk: From small beginnings, we have transformed medical education and health care in New Zealand and beyond.

    In 1968 the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine opened its doors to receive the first intake of 60 students. Since then our institution has developed into the multidisciplinary Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, with many thousands of students training in nursing, pharmacy, medical imaging, audiology, optometry, public health and medical science, with robust research profiles across all these areas.

    In the first of our 50th Anniversary FMHS Lecture Series, proudly presented with our partner the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, our speakers will outline the historic milestones that contributed to the establishment of the Medical School and its evolution into the FMHS, today regarded as one of the most prestigious academic groupings in the country.

  • Early history of the faculty with Prof Linda Bryder
  • Establishment of the School of Nursing by Assoc Prof Judy Kilpatrick
  • Establishment of the School of Pharmacy with Prof John Shaw
  • The Māori and Pacific Admissions Scheme from Prof Papaarangi Reid
  • The Auckland Medical Programme – Current and Future with Prof Warwick Bagg
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