Monash University Clinical Teaching is organised so that medical students attend one of the Southern Clinical School (Monash Medical Centre, Clayton & Moorabbin, Dandenong Hospital or Frankston Hospital), the Central & Eastern Clinical School (Alfred, Box Hill, Cabrini or Maroondah) or the Rural Clinical School (Bendigo, Mildura, Traralgon, Bairnesdale or Sale). Integrated medical and surgical teaching is provided in Year 3 of the new curriculum. Associate Professor Bruce Waxman at Dandenong Hospital and Professor Jonathon Serpell at Frankston Hospital head sub-departments of Surgery in the Southern Clinical School cluster and provide leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate training in their respective hospitals.
- Dr Yi Chen, a PhD student in the Department of Surgery at Southern Clinical School and MIMR, recently won the TAG Medical Young Achievers Award for the best paper by a cardiothoracic surgery trainee. The TAG Medical Young Achievers Award has been in place for 15 years to date. "I feel it is an honour to have my work recognised at the meeting," said Dr Chen.