Brothers celebrate 50 years in medicine
Three Woy Woy brothers who graduated together as doctors at Sydney University have celebrated 50 years in medicine.
John, Peter and Paul Caska all graduated from the University's Faculty of Medicine program in January 1969.
"This was the first time in the history of Sydney University and possibly Australia that three brothers graduated in the same year in the same faculty," said Dr John Caska.
A picture of the three appeared on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald and a feature article was printed in the Women's Weekly.
Since graduating the brothers returned to the Peninsula to begin their medical careers.
Dr John Caska joined his father in 1971 at his clinic and is now practicing his own skin cancer clinic in Woy Woy.
Dr Peter Caska became an obstetrician and gynaecologist and practices in Gosford.
Dr Paul Caska became a surgeon and practices in Woy Woy.
Their father, Dr Joe ( ZJ ) Caska, came to Woy Woy in 1954 after emigrating from war-torn Europe and graduating at Sydney University.
"Dr Joe as he was known gained a great reputation for his competence, humanity, skill and kindness along with our mother Anna, who was also highly regarded, but was tragically killed in a car accident in 1974," Dr Caska said.
On March 9, the Sydney University hosted the celebratory luncheon to mark the 50th post-graduate year of the medical class of 1969.
"The attendance was a record and it was a great event made even better by catching up with so many colleagues having spent so many years in our formative years studying together."
Media release, 21 Mar 2019
Karen Mead, Office of Dr John Caska