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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.

 

As a flexible training environment, we are happy to facilitate specific training requests and can assist in developing bespoke specialist courses.

Welsh trainees have the opportunity to access WIMAT's facilities to practise simulation procedures such as laparoscopic suturing, endoscopic procedures and other skills.

WIMAT also hires its facilities to other medically allied professions enabling other specialities such as Nutrionalists, Tracheostomy practitioners, cardio Physiologists and others to train in a conducive environment.

WIMAT has been providing internationally recognised education in the art and science of Minimal Access Therapy that is unsurpassed for the last decade and contunues to develop innovative training courses in new surgical technologies.

 

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Gwent Study Day - 13th May 2015

Gwent Study Day - Hot Topics - Prevention, Ethics & Practice Date: Wednesday 13th May 2015 Venue: Best Western Parkway Hotel & Spa, Cwmbran, NP44 3UW CPD: 5.5 hours Title: Hot Topics - Prevention,...

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The Annual Academic Meeting of the All Wales School of Emergency Medicine

The Annual Academic Meeting of the All Wales School of Emergency Medicine Tuesday 19th May 2015, Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff Topics will Include: Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Adults; Head Injury and Concussion...

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MSc in Neonatal Medicine (Part time)

Please see here for further details regarding a part time MSc in...

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ST1 - 3 Study Days, March - August 2015

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9th Basic Biomechanics in Orthopaedics (BBiOrth) Course

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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

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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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