Monday 5 October 2020

Centenry of Otago Medical School (New Zealand, 1975)

Opened in 1875, the Otago Medical School initially taught a two-year course with training completed overseas. 1887 saw the first medical graduate who had been taught solely at Otago. In 1891, the medical school was formally made the Faculty of Medicine. Until 1920, training took only four years, but was then extended to six.

Women did not enter medical training until 1891 when Emily Siedeberg became the first female medical student. It’s well worth reading more about her at the second link below – she seems to have been an awesome and pioneering woman…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Otago_Dunedin_School_of_Medicine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Siedeberg

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