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1967

The second and third volumes of the late Lord Brain’s Royal Commission on Health were tabled in the provincial legislature on Jan. 31. The Evening Telegram reported Feb. 1 that the Brain Commission recommended that a teaching hospital of at least 400 beds – equal in size to the Grace General Hospital – be established at Memorial University and that such a hospital, in conjunction with a medical school capable of receiving 40 students annually, be built on the campus as soon as possible.

On April 19 Premier J. R. Smallwood announced in the House of Assembly that within a five-year period the government would provide between $40 and $50 million to establish a health sciences centre, including a Faculty of Medicine, at Memorial University. He also announced that the university planned to proceed immediately with the selection and appointment of a dean of medicine.

 Dr. Ian Rusted, Newfoundlander and professor of medicine, was appointed the first dean of medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The announcement was made June 29 by Lord Taylor, president of Memorial University, at a press conference. Dr. Rusted was to officially begin his duties Sept. 1.

1973


Memorial University of Newfoundland produced its first medical graduates at a special convocation for the first 22 graduates held on June 16. Diane Elizabeth Banikhin received the first degree in medicine granted at Memorial University of Newfoundland. University of Toronto president Dr. John Robert Evans addressed the first graduates and was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree at the special convocation. All but six or seven of the first graduating class would remain in Newfoundland to practice.

Reprinted from Canadian Medical Association Journal (June 2, 1973, Vol 108 issue No 11, cover). © Canadian Medical Association (1973). This work is protected by copyright and the making of this copy was with the permission of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (www.cmaj.ca) and Access Copyright. Any alteration of its content or further copying in any form whatsoever is strictly prohibited unless otherwise permitted by law.

Read the full article here: Memorial University medical school

Reprinted from Canadian Medical Association Journal (June 2, 1973, Vol. 108, 1352). © Canadian Medical Association (1973). This work is protected by copyright and the making of this copy was with the permission of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (www.cmaj.ca) and Access Copyright. Any alteration of its content or further copying in any form whatsoever is strictly prohibited unless otherwise permitted by law.

Dr. Ian Rusted, the faculty's first dean, along with Dr. Roberts and Dr. Albert Cox also had an article in this issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Read their full submission here: A combined three-year and four-year medical program with modified admission requirements

Reprinted from (Dr. Ian Rusted, Dr. K. B. Roberts and Dr. Albert Cox) (A combined three-year and four-year medical program with modified admission requirements), Canadian Medical Association Journal (June 2, 1973, Vol. 108, 1420-1422). © Canadian Medical Association (1973). This work is protected by copyright and the making of this copy was with the permission of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (www.cmaj.ca) and Access Copyright. Any alteration of its content or further copying in any form whatsoever is strictly prohibited unless otherwise permitted by law.


 
 
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