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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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Quality Improvement Workshops - September/October 2015 - Free to attend!

You are invited to spend the day with your Medical Director at the 'Junior Doctors and Dentists Leading Change: The Pathway to Quality Improvement in Foundation Training' workshop. Delivered by the Wales...


psychART- Celebrating Creativity in Medicine

psychART is a a Health Education England and Royal College of Psychiatrists initiative that has been planned to promote the link between arts and its use within psychiatry. It comprises a competition,...


The Powys Rural GP Experience F2 Taster Week 30th Septemeber - 2nd October 2015

Experience the life of a Rural GP & attend the Annual Rural Primary Care Conference for only £245.00 Your Powys Rural GP Experience Programme: - 2 days experience in a rural General Practice setting-...


2015 Junior Doctors Epilepsy Teaching Day -19th November 2015

This is aimed mainly at junior doctors, acute and emergency medicine doctors, general practitioners and general practitioner trainees.   The course will cover the following:   • The background...


Courses Available at Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Aneurin Bevan are offering a number of courses within their health board. The MRCP PAces Course is being held on 19th and 20th September 2015. More information can be found in the flyer by clicking Read More...


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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.


'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


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;  


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...


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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