Monash University’s Mr Jacob Goldstein has been recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) with his award of Victorian Educator of Merit – Supervisor/Clinical Assessor of the Year for 2017.
A senior cardiothoracic surgeon at Monash Medical Centre and honorary senior lecturer in the Monash University Department of Surgery, Mr Goldstein received the award for his exceptional contribution towards supporting trainees and international medical graduates for nearly 30 years.
Mr Goldstein was the supervisor of surgical training in cardiothoracic surgery at Monash Medical Centre from 1989 until this year.
For nearly thirty years, Mr Goldstein was actively engaged in training and mentoring numerous local and overseas trainees in operative surgery.
“Most of the training was carried out in the operating room but I also helped the trainees prepare for their oral and written examinations,” Mr Goldstein said.
Mr Goldstein said although his award was unexpected, it was very gratifying to receive some recognition, and acknowledges all members of the Unit involved in the training program.
“I’ve very much enjoyed giving back to the profession and helping develop our next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons.”
“Many of the trainees we’ve supervised have gone onto become very successful surgeons who now lead surgical units in prestigious hospitals around the world.”
Mr Goldstein will formally receive his award at the Academy of Surgical Educators Forum in Sydney on 2 November.