UWS School of Medicine Foundation Dean to retire

Date: 25/03/2009

The University of Western Sydney's Foundation Dean of Medicine, Professor Neville Yeomans, has announced he will retire in September this year.

UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid says Professor Yeomans has been instrumental in the establishment of the UWS School of Medicine which now has over 300 students in the first three years of the five year course.

"As Foundation Dean, Professor Yeomans has given five years of exceptional and dedicated service to the Greater West, to health care in the Region, and to the University. Professor Yeomans will always be a special part of the history of UWS and will continue his association with UWS beyond his retirement," says Professor Reid.

Professor Yeomans has been the leading figure in the development of the new School of Medicine which now includes internationally recognised medical researchers, clinicians and teaching staff.

UWS has launched a world-wide search for the next Dean of Medicine who will build on the Foundation Dean's legacy and will lead the School in training tomorrow's doctors and in making important contributions to Australian medical research.

The UWS School of Medicine has quickly built a reputation for breaking new ground in the way medicine is taught - promoting the continuum of care, doctor-patient communication, and collaborating with nursing and other allied health professionals to address health issues that can only be solved through a team-based approach.



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