The University of Newcastle, Australia

40 Years of Medicine Launch and Keynote by Laureate Professor Jenny Gore

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 05:30 pm


2018 marks the 40th anniversary of medicine at the University of Newcastle (UON) and we are taking the opportunity to celebrate our achievements so far, and to reaffirm our continued commitment to excellence and equity, and to diversity in health and medical education.

We are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Joint Medical Program, which is delivered in a partnership with the University of New England, and in collaboration with the Central Coast Local Health District and the Hunter New England Local Health District.

As part of the celebrations, we are hosting an equity in medicine public lecture series throughout the year addressing issues such as gender equity in the health and medical professions; service provision in rural and remote communities; and Indigenous health.

We are launching our anniversary celebrations on Thursday 17 May 2018, with the first keynote lecture in the series, followed by a Q&A and the opportunity for informal networking.

Keynote by Laureate Professor Jenny Gore

'Widening participation in medicine? Insights from the aspirations of school students'

Drawing on data from 6500 school students, this lecture will explore the relationship between equity and student interest in medicine as a field of study. Professor Gore's rich data provides fresh insights on gender, SES, Indigenous status and location as key influences on who seeks access to medicine.

A link to Professor Gore's paper titled “Widening participation in medicine? New insights from school students’ aspirations” can be found here. Any questions in regard to her study should be directed to


Griffith Duncan Theatre Callaghan Campus University of Newcastle Callaghan, NSW 2308


Thursday, 17 May 2018, 05:30 pm