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WIMAT An RCS Accredited Surgical Training Centre

 

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Welcome to WIMAT

WIMAT (The Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy) was opened in 1994 in Cardiff Medicentre, on the shared site of the University Hospital of Wales and the University of Wales College of Medicine. WIMAT is now under the auspices of Cardiff University and runs multi-disciplinary training courses across a range of surgical and medical specialties.

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Welsh Media Success for WIMAT Lung Cancer Course

The WIMAT course, held at University Hospital, Llandough, trained higher respiratory trainees from hospitals throughout Wales and the UK on the role of the EBUS procedure; the Endobronchial Ultrasound.

The procedure sends a flexible bronchoscope tube down the patient's nose and into the windpipe. A small camera films the journey, and an ultrasound probe at the end of the camera sends images to an ultrasound monitor which enables the doctor to monitor the lymph glands that sit at the centre of the chest (mediastinum). A biopsy of the lymph glands can also be taken.

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WIMAT Courses

Over the years, WIMAT's portfolio has grown to include courses in many of the surgical specialities and in the fields of medicine and radiology. The course provision is continually expanding.

Currently our comprehensive educational programme include basic, intermediate and advanced level course in:-

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Setting High Standards of Excellence

WIMAT's in-house facilities include an up-to-date surgical skills training lab comprising 10 fully equiped training stations,with simulation models. WIMAT offers live links, when requested, to local operating theatres.

WIMAT is currently assisting with the development of intergrated surgical theatres across Wales. This will allow video streming and live links to be accessed by medically allied professions. WIMAT is working closely with satelite centres across the principality to develop specialist courses in both endoscopy and colorectal surgery.

As a regional training centre, WIMAT offers courses from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists and hosts training courses provided by some of the  world's leading medical suppliers. WIMAT also runs its own internationally acclaimed courses developed in Cardiff.

 

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Training Facilities

WIMAT's facilities include:

  • a surgical skills unit comprising of ten fully-equipped training stations
  • a lecture theatre with:
    • a two way audiovisual communication with any one of the ten operating theatres in the University Hospital of Wales
    • a two way audiovisual communication with the day theatres in the University Hospital of Wales
  • a live link to the Endoscopy Suite in the University Hospital of Wales
  • three teaching rooms

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Trainee Revalidation

 Revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) will confirm the continuation of a doctor's licence to practise in the UK. Its purpose is to assure patients and the public, employers...

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Palatability of Paediatric Medications

 The role of palatability in the adherence of paediatric medications is important and there is extensive literature to support this. The aim of this short survey is to assess the current awareness of...

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Trainee Revalidation FAQs

Q - What is a Responsible Officer?
A Responsible Officer is a senior clinician in a Designated Body who ensures that the doctors for whom they are the prescribed connection continue to practice safely...

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Paediatric Simulation Programme

  For more information on the Paediatric Simulation Programme please visit:  the website below.  http://wpsg.co  

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Preparedness in clinical skills prior to commencing F1 survey

We are two F1s who graduated from Bristol Medical School in 2013 involved in an on-going project investigating whether current F1s feel that they graduated with the clinical skills deemed the minimum requirement...

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Latest Available Courses

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Preparing for Consultant Selection Course

Trainees can reserve a place on the course using the following link and the booking system.

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'Skills for Trainees' - Wales Deanery delivered courses

The Wales Deanery's Medical Education Unit is offering the following one day courses on: Teaching Techniques Assessing Trainees in Clinical Settings

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Introducing 'Skills for Trainees'

The Wales Deanery is no longer signposting Skills for Trainees courses delivered by external providers. The courses provided internally will still be available. Please see details below;  

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WIMAT Accreditation

The Welsh Institute of Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT), based at The Wales Deanery, Cardiff University provides a wide range of postgraduate education and training for junior doctors through to consultants...

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Cardiff Spinal Surgery Course for FRCS Orth and FRCS SN

This 2 day training course uses MCQs, clinical cases and VIVAs to prepare higher surgical trainees for their exit exams. The emphasis is very much placed on simulating exam conditions in a formative environment. Course...

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