Faculty of Medicine welcomes newest alumni

20 July 2018

A fresh batch of University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine students donned gowns and caps to celebrate their graduation at a ceremony this week.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework awards included students from medicine and surgery, public health, biomedical sciences and health sciences.

A diverse cohort of higher degree by research students, including 35 Doctor of Philosophy and eight Master of Philosophy graduates, also had their degrees conferred in Tuesday’s ceremony.

Thesis topics among these HDR graduates ranged from gestational diabetes among Indigenous Australians living in remote communities and motor neurone disease, to the body composition of preterm babies and investigating the severity of scald burns.

School of Medicine Postgraduate Coordinator Associate Professor Judith Greer said the graduates deserved to be proud of their achievements.

“The main criterion for being awarded a higher degree by research at UQ is that a graduate makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge in their field of research,” she said.

“This takes a lot of effort and hard work.

“The number of publications from these students in high-ranking journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Cancer Research and Cell Reports, has been particularly impressive.

“The excellence of the research output from graduates and current students bodes well for the ability of UQ to continue its reputation for world-class research in medicine and biomedical sciences, and for the future of medical research in Australia.” 

The Faculty of Medicine congratulates all July 2018 graduates.