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The RCH Medical Alumni Association was established many years ago, as a group of medical and dental staff who had worked either as trainees or as consultants at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Initially the organisation was universally known as “The RCH Medical Alumni”, but in more recent times it has tended to be referred to more loosely as “The RCH Alumni”, as a number of members are not Medical.
We are a group of professionals who have spent at least part of our working life at The Royal Children's Hospital Campus. We wish to maintain and develop friendships made during our working life. We also seek to promote the wellbeing of the hospital. We do this by encouraging eligible individuals to join the Alumni and to participate in our activities. These include 4 - 5 luncheons (approximately every three months) with a guest speaker, attendance at the RCH functions such as grand rounds and special lectures arranged by the hospital and an end of the year Gala Dinner. Through our newsletters, we aim to disseminate news of the activities and interests of our members.
The RCH Alumni welcomes as members medical and dental graduates who have been on staff at The Royal Children’s Hospital Campus, as well as professional and scientific former senior staff who have worked at the RCH. Membership is open to staff of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, including the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service, and the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.
The spouse or partner of a deceased member is entitled to continuing membership.
Applications for membership are invited from eligible individuals who have retired, reached the age of 65, or have taken up appointments at other institutions, but wish to retain a link with RCH through membership of the Alumni
The Executive Committee for 2019-2020 is Ms Ruth Wraith OAM (President), Professor Jim Wilkinson AM (Vice President and Treasurer), Professor Garry Warne AM (Honorary Secretary), Dr Hugo Gold, Ms Christine Unsworth AM, Dr Kevin Collins, Dr Tony Cull, Ms Bronwyn Hewitt, Dr Peter McDougall, Dr Caroline Clarke.
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See the full list of new Alumni members.
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The constitution of the RCH Medical Alumni
The constitution was most recently revised in 2016. It can be accessed via the button below.
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Information on Grand Rounds
Once again the dinner was held at Kew Golf Club, following the AGM of the Medical Alumni Association, on Tuesday November 12th. There were 66 members and partners present and four guests, who were welcomed by the President of The Alumni, Ms Ruth Wraith OAM. An excellent dinner was followed by a stimulating presentation by Prof Kathryn North … Continued
RCH Alumni newsletter Jul 2019 (optimized)
Julian Clarke AM, the former CEO of News Corp and former chairman of the RCH Foundation, was the guest speaker at the Alumni luncheon on July 2nd, which was attended by more than 30 members and guests in the boardroom of the RCH Foundation. As a newspaper man, he said, he had given careful thought … Continued
Several Alumni members were honoured in The Queen’s Birthday Honours: We congratulate:- Professor Ruth Bishop AO, who was awarded AC (Companion in the general division) “For eminent service to global child health through the development of improved vaccines for paediatric gastroenteritis, and to medical research.” Dr David McCredie, who was awarded AM (Member in the … Continued
We thank John Rogers and Ruth Wraith for these details about Ann Morgan: Morgan, Ann OAM (23/4/1926 – 17/4/2019) Ann Morgan, MBBS DCH, died on 17 April 2019. She will be remembered as a founder and leader in the field of parent and infant mental health and the many people that benefited from her teaching, … Continued
Dr John Robert Kelly 11.4.1926 – 21.1.2019 The Alumni Executive regret to record the recent death of Dr John Robert Kelly. Dr Kelly was a highly regarded Dermatologist who was a founder member of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and served for a number of years as its chief censor. He was head of the … Continued
The first Alumni lunch meeting in 2019 was held on March 5th. The speaker was Ruth Wraith OAM An audience of around 35 alumni members and guests enjoyed an excellent talk about the issues of Post Traumatic Stress in children after major traumatic events in their lives. Ruth Wraith has been involved in counselling children … Continued