Connect with fellow graduates and celebrate your milestone year on campus
Connect. Share. Celebrate.
In 2022, we are re-imagining reunions for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
On Saturday 19 November, we look forward to welcoming graduates from the following class groups back to campus to celebrate your important milestones:
Melbourne Medical School - Chiron (all 50+ cohorts), MBBS Class of 1982, 1992, 2002 & 2012
Melbourne Dental School - Apollonia (all 50+ cohorts), BDSc Class of 1982, 1992, 2002 & 2012
It will be a wonderful opportunity to return to campus, reconnect with classmates, and share memories of your time at the University.
Please save the date and help spread the word among your class group.
We hope to see you back on campus this November!
Until then, please contact us at the email address below if you would like to get in touch:
P: +61 3 9035 4054
Chiron 50+ Reunion
We invite you to join us for the Chiron Reunion, a celebration for Melbourne Medical School alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago.
Apollonia 50+ Reunion
We invite you to join us for the Apollonia Reunion, a celebration for Melbourne Dental School alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago.
Medical History Museum
Tour the Medical History Museum and view the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne: 150 years of caring exhibition which explores the roles of important individuals, turning points, and changing responses to community needs.
The hospital’s history—from its earliest days in a modest city house to its internationally recognised achievements on the extensive campus of today. Importantly, the stories and expertise of the traditional owners are acknowledged, through artworks commissioned by the hospital for its 150th anniversary. Featuring highlights from items in the RCH archive and collections department and the AMA collection held in the Medical History Museum.
A highlight is a medical kit given by William Snowball the founder of paediatrics in Australia to Herbert Hewlett, the founder of radiology.
Location: Level 2, Brownless Biomedical Library (Building 182), behind the Medical Building on Grattan Street, University of Melbourne
Museum Host: Dr. Jacqueline Healy
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Dr Jacqueline Healy BA(Hons), MBA, PhD is director, MDHS Faculty Museums, University of Melbourne. She was inaugural director of Bundoora Homestead (the public art gallery of the City of Darebin), director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and director of public programs at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum
Visit the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum to be inspired by the intriguing history of dental health and development of the dental professions and dental education. It is the oldest and most significant dental collection in Australia.
At the centre of the museum is a display of a nineteenth-century dental surgery, featuring a large glass spittoon, ivory-handled dental instruments, elegant velvet-covered dental chair, and peddle-powered drill. A recent addition to the display is one of the first x-ray machines used in a dental practice in Australia dating from the 1920s.
Location: Ground Floor, Royal Dental Hospital, 720 Swanston St, Carlton
Museum Host: Dr. Jeremy Graham
Committee member, Henry Forman Atkinson Museum
Senior Lecturer, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, La Trobe University
Health Care Meets Comedy
Join us as we take a light-hearted look at serious objects from the faculty’s museum collections. In a local adaptation of the BBC game show Would I Lie to You, two competing teams of panellists will draw on their expert knowledge and reveal unusual facts and historical accounts to persuade one another – and you – that they are telling the truth.
Hosted by former ABC Radio Melbourne broadcaster and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Jon Faine, this event will feature health leaders from across the Melbourne community and explore medical and dental innovation, past, present, and future.
Time: 3.30pm arrival for 3.45pm-4.45pm
Location: Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre, Arts West Building, 148 Royal Parade, University of Melbourne
Host: Jon Faine
Jon Faine is a Vice Chancellors Fellow at the University of Melbourne for 2022 and 2023.
Until October 2019 Jon Faine was the host of the agenda-setting morning broadcast for ABC Radio in Melbourne for over twenty years. Before joining the ABC in 1989 to host ‘The Law Report’ on Radio National, Jon had practised for seven years in both commercial litigation and as a legal aid/human rights advocate. Countless conference presentations, panel moderations, MC duties, guest lectures and public events complement his legal and media career. Add to that a bestselling travel book, several oral history publications, multiple opinion and commentary pieces for major newspapers, regular TV appearances and guest radio spots, as well as being script advisor for several films completes his diverse career. Read more: www.jonfaine.com
Dr Rita Hardiman (BSc(Hons) 1998, PhD (2010), GCertUniTeaching (2018))
Senior Lecturer in Oro-Facial Anatomy
Melbourne Dental School
Dr Rita Hardiman is the Division Lead for Basic and Clinical Oral Sciences at the Melbourne Dental School. As a former curator of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, she has a keen interest in anatomical sciences and object-based learning. Her research interests are in mineralised tissues, particularly in the effects of life events on the structure of human bone, tooth enamel, and dental calculus.
Professor Jo Douglass is a specialist physician in Respiratory Medicine and Allergic diseases, who is appointed the James Stewart Professor and Head, Department of Medicine in the University of Melbourne, and Director of Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Professor Douglass undertook her medical training and a Doctor of Medicine (by research) at Monash University and specialist medical training in Melbourne, London, and Southampton. From 2012 to 2020, she was Head of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She has current research projects in asthma, particularly Thunderstorm Asthma and primary immune deficiencies. Professor Douglass serves on numerous speciality and industry advisory boards, she co-chairs the National Primary Immune Deficiency strategy and is a past president of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
Professor Peter Choong AO (MB BS 1984, MD 1993)
Associate Dean, Innovation and Enterprise
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Peter is the Associate Dean Innovation & Enterprise at the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, the Head of the Department of Surgery of the Melbourne Medical School and Sir Hugh Devine Professor of Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He recently stepped down as the Chair of the Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Director of Orthopaedics at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne after almost 25 years.
Peter has also held other leadership roles including President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Chair of the Board of Orthopaedics, and Chief Medical Officer of St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
Peter is an academic with 30 years researching arthritis surgery, bone and soft tissue cancers and advanced limb reconstruction. He has published almost 500 peer-reviewed articles and leads the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence into Total Joint Replacement, is the Principle Clinical Lead in the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and leads the Advanced Limb Reconstruction Research Programme at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow.
His most prestigious awards include receiving a Queen’s Birthday Honour as an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to orthopaedic medicine, research, tertiary medical education and to professional associations, the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship (2008) the most prestigious academic award from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Mayo Clinic Coventry Award (2014) for achievements to global orthopaedics, the City of Melbourne Award (2015) for reputation, and the NHMRC Award for Research Excellence (2019).
Peter has developed many connections with industry, government, universities, health institutions, international learned societies and community advocacy groups over his career and these serve to frame and focus his academic and clinical efforts towards innovative value-based care.
Dr Mihiri Silva BDSc MDSc DCD (Paediatric Dentistry) PhD MRACDS(Paeds) is a paediatric dentist and the Divisional Lead of Population Health, Cariology and Oral Health and a Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. She is a Consultant and Clinician-Scientist Fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
We encourage you to forward the details of your reunion event to your classmates and help spread the word.
MBBS Milestone Class Lists
- Chiron (1972 and prior)
- MBBS 1982
- MBBS 1992
- MBBS 2002
- MBBS 2012
BDSc Milestone Class Lists
- Apollonia (1972 and prior)
- BDSc 1982
- BDSc 1992
- BDSc 2002
- BDSc 2012
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Class lists current as of 20 September 2022