The efficient performance of any operation depends not only on the head surgeon, but the competence and skill of surgical registrars and assistants.

Our teaching focus

The teaching focus of the Cabrini Monash University Department of Surgery embraces undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as para-medical and lay public education programs.

If you undergo a surgical procedure at Cabrini, a surgical registrar, who is a senior post graduate trainee in surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, or an experienced surgical assistant, will most often be involved in your operation and care.

The efficient performance of any operation depends not only on the head surgeon, but the competence and skill of surgical registrars and assistants. Professor Polglase however is the head of the managing team, and all aspects of management are his responsibility.

A senior medical student might be in attendance at your medical procedure. If you would prefer a student not to be present, please advise our office.

Our teaching focus