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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 6, Issue 2, Fall 2012

Then, Guillermo Viviani shows a hip joint Then, Dr. Hans Lucke, an anatomy professor examines a medical specimen Then, a medical student looks at a specimen through a microscope at Chedoke Hospital
Now, Kyle Flannigan and Caitlin Steven examine a digital image of a brain model Now, medical student, Alexander Kaplan, and his classmates participate in an anatomy class Now, residents Dr. Puja Kumar and Dr. Kartika Malik and medical students Philip Doiron and Shelley Pallan discuss a patient's case
Then, student Peter Lapsley studies in a carrel Then, a medical student is drawing a specimen Then, Silvia Von Hanna listening to a lecture on a slidetape show
Now, medical students, including resident Ryan Yu (centre) catch up on their reports at computers Now, medical students (from left) Yelena Zavalishina, Aviva Rostas, Deb Kahan, Greg Knapp and Chris McLaughlin consult after rounds at the Juravinski Hospital Now, senior resident Kim Legault observes medical students at Hamilton General Hospital

A reflection of McMaster's
medical pioneering


Message from the Dean
and Vice-President

This is the ruby anniversary for the first graduates – the Class of '72 – of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. In the past 40 years many of these pioneers have gone on to have profound impact on the health care of their own communities, on the country and the world.

For that, we thank our founders who established a revolutionary medical program introducing the idea of problem-based learning along with small group, self-directed learning. It has influenced health care education around the world.

The feature spread of this issue of Network highlights the journey of the inaugural graduating class of 1972. That small class was the seed for what has become an internationally renowned medical school, now with campuses in Hamilton, Waterloo and Niagara, which this year will graduate more than 200 physicians.

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John G. Kelton, MD