It’s no accident that the medical program at Flinders University has an international reputation for delivering outstanding clinical and academic training, integrating clinical medicine with a strong underpinning in biomedical science.
Since 1982 the Heaslip Bequest to Medical Education, provided by Gordon Heaslip (1902-1961), has funded a Fellowship position to continuously assess and contemporise the curriculum for the University’s medical program.
For almost 40 years the Heaslip Bequest has made a significant contribution in delivering a cutting-edge learning framework for our medical students and providing work-ready capabilities for thousands of graduate doctors.
Gordon and Barbara Heaslip were visionary South Australians. They sought to leave a world markedly improved to the one in which they arrived.
After Gordon studied medicine and postgraduate studies in tropical health, he and Barbara spent time in Papua New Guinea pioneering medical practices at the Salamo Medical Mission.