The Department of Surgery is the focus for postgraduate surgical training with surgical teaching, skills training and regular audit meetings. Members of the Department participate in surgical and clinical anatomy teaching for postgraduates

The Marshall Prize in Surgical Training

Established in 2002, the Marshall Prize in Surgical Training is to encourage surgical trainees within Monash Health to pursue basic or clinical investigative projects. The prize recognizes the contribution of the Marshall brothers Robert, Vernon and Donald to surgical training at Prince Henry's Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. A symposium based on submitted abstracts is conducted in mid-December each year.

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Skills Surgical Simulation Laboratory

A basic and advanced skills and surgical simulation laboratory has been recently established at Monash Health to cater for both undergraduates and postgraduate surgical trainees. To date particular emphasis has been placed upon basic surgical principles, laparoscopic surgery and orthopaedic surgery. It is planned to broaden the scope of the facility to surgical simulation in the near future.

Professorial Surgical Rounds

These hour long meetings are held on a weekly basis (Wednesday's at 5.30pm) with presentations from all surgical units within Monash Health as well as from a broad range of guest speakers. The first half of the year focuses on HMO/Basic Surgical Trainee education. Each unit presents on common conditions, procedures and post-operative complications encountered in that speciality. An introduction to possible research projects available within that unit is also provided. The second half of the year is devoted to surgical audit and the presentation of topics of interest by each Monash Health surgical unit.