Our alumni are, with our staff, our greatest asset. They represent the traditions of the Sydney Medical School.
Since 13 June 1856, approximately 24,000 students have graduated from Sydney Medical School programs. Some of our alumni, like Graeme Clark and Sir Gustav Nossal, are almost household names. Others have left the practice of medicine and are better known as leaders and politicians; still others are known in their field for their service to medical education. Yet more go unnoticed by all but those in the communities they serve.
With our alumni in over 50 countries, working in every discipline of clinical medicine/research and the various fields of public health within Australia and in international public health in developing countries, the alumni of Sydney Medical School have the potential to be an effective world-wide network of clinicians, researchers, educators, public health practitioners, policy makers and international aid agency consultants.
Based on the latest December 2009 graduation list, the MIPH program will have graduated 467 students - 235 local and 232 international. Our MIPH graduates from over 50 countries (each WHO regional area is represented!) have returned to work with non government organisations, UN agencies such as WHO, UNICEF and UNDP as well as becomes leading directors and project heads of their Ministries of Health in their respective countries.
Our Public Health and PhD alumni are:
- Health and allied health professionals (OTs, physiotherapists, pharmacists, dentists, midwives, etc)
- Social workers, medical anthropologists
- Engineers, researchers, lab technicians
- Lawyers, project managers, media telecommunications officers
experienced NGO and UN agencies field workers especially in disaster stricken areas, refugee health workers