The Fiji School of Medicine postgraduate training project

Gordon J A Clunie, Eddie McCaig and Wame Baravilala
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05724.x
Published online: 1 December 2003

A long and proud history of health education in the Fiji Islands started in 1885 with the founding of the Suva Medical School, which became the Central Medical School in 1929 and the Fiji School of Medicine (FSM) in 1961.

  • Gordon J A Clunie1
  • Eddie McCaig2
  • Wame Baravilala3

  • 1 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Fiji School of Medicine, Suva, Fiji Islands.



The authors wish to acknowledge the major contributions made by the long-term advisers and local counterparts in the five disciplines (anaesthesia— Karl Alexander, Bruce Lister, Wayne Morris and Sereima Bale; internal medicine — Rex Hunton, Robert Moulds, Kimberley Oman and Joji Malani; paediatrics — Alan Rubin and Elizabeth Rodgers; obstetrics and gynaecology — Thomas Fiddes, Wame Baravilala and Bipin Gupta; surgery — Frank Piscioneri, Vernon Marshall and Eddie McCaig) as well as visiting medical specialists too numerous to name individually. Excellent administrative support was provided at RACS by Prue Walters, Margaret Gosling, Sara Lee and Roger Southern; at FSM by Aqela Cakabau; and at AusAID by Paul Kelly, Maryann Athaide and Annette Checksfield.


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