The Fiji National University (FNU) Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr William May as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University for the next four months commencing Wednesday, 9 September 2020.Dr May replaces Tessa Price, who served as Acting Vice-Chancellor in the past month.

Price’s tenure allowed the Council to conduct internal interviews with suitable candidates. After a thorough selection process, the Council is confident in Dr May’s capabilities at the helm of the institution.

Prior to his appointment, Dr May was the Dean of FNU’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences’ (CMNHS).Before this, Dr May was the Head of School, Medical Sciences’ at CMNHS from 2013 to 2015.In 2009, Dr May began his academic career at FNU as an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine until 2012.

He has served in senior leadership roles at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services’ (MOHMS) across various hospitals before joining FNU.

Dr May is a member of various boards and councils such as the Western Pacific Association of Medical Educators (WPAME), Fiji Medical & Dental Council, the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (IMSANZ), Associate Member Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand (MDANZ), Executive Internal Medicine Organisation of the Pacific and a Board of School Trustee.

He is also a member of national policy committees as well as numerous curriculum, exams, academic, research and advisory committees.Dr May is an Associate Professor and a registered Specialist Physician. He is also a Senior Consultant Physician at the College and the Colonial War Memorial Hospital with a special interest in Cardiology.

He is a proud FNU alumnus, having received his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Internal Medicine, and a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education at the University.

Dr May was a recipient of scholarships and awards such as the Internal Medicine Society of Australia &New Zealand (IMSANZ) Scholarship for Annual Scientific Meeting Gold Coast, Australia in 2012, the Internal Medicine Society Australia & New Zealand (IMSANZ) Scholarship for Annual Scientific Meeting Queenstown, New Zealand in 2011 and the World Health Organization (WHO) Senior Fellowship for Cardiology Training Christchurch Public Hospital New Zealand in 2007.

Following the appointment of Dr May, Price resumes her role as Acting Chancellor of the FNU Council.

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