St Vincent’s Clinical School 110th Anniversary

In 1910, St Vincent’s Clinical School was founded by Mother Mary Berchmans Daly with The University of Melbourne. From humble beginnings, St Vincent’s is now one of 7 clinical schools and in 2020 celebrates its 110th anniversary.

In 2020, the Clinical School and the hospital were ready for a memorable year of celebrations including a grand IPS display and the perennial favourite the special Friday sausage sizzle served by medical students of the Clinical School.

COVID 19 has not stopped the spirit and desire to celebrate this milestone the St Vincent’s way. Like our student programs we have gone online and I hope you will take a few minutes to look at the rich history of the clinical school. For those who are alumni of the clinical school we have the year photos from 1960 and I hope you enjoy your walk down memory lane.

Education and the pursuit of high standards and professionalism are values that is instilled in our programs. In its 110th year, we are proud of the support of hospital executive, our teachers and ward staff that teach our students. 21st Century medical education in a COVID 19 pandemic year has been a circuit breaker into how we deliver programs. Like in 1919 with the Spanish Flu, our medical students will stand strong, resilient ready to learn and be our next generation of doctors.

A/Prof Justin Tse
Clinical Dean
St Vincent’s Clinical School

1910 and the foundation years

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Photos from the early years


1960 Crowd gathering for celebration of Golden Jubilee Clinical School and opening new wing thumbnail.jpg

Photos from the era of the Golden Jubilee

2010 celebration

Kerry Breen and Michael Davies with the centenary art  work thumbnail.jpg

Photos from some Centenary events


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Reunite Online UoM


University of Melbourne alumni department memory boards

Year photos


Year photos past and present