Med school scandal leads to resignations

In a message to university staff, Professor Paul Greenfield gave no detail on how a family member came to be admitted, writing that the decision “while neither requested nor made by me, was inappropriate and benefited a close relative”. “The enrolment decision was as the result of an unfortunate misunderstanding of a conversation and a breakdown in the normal checks and balances that control such decisions,” Professor Greenfield wrote.      

Both Professor Greenfield and his deputy Professor Michael Keniger have agreed to step down, with Professor Greenfield set to leave the university in mid-2012.

The Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) confirmed the university reported two matters involving “irregularities in recruitment and enrolment processes” in June and October. It said the university had responsibility for investigating both matters “subject to close monitoring by the CMC