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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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Neonatal Grid Study Days

Neonatal Grid Study Days will take place on the following dates:  Wednesday, 14th May 2014 (The Oak Room, The Friars, Newport, Gwent 9.30 - 16.30),  Tuesday, 16th September 2014 (Singleton) and Wednesday,...


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Cardiff University, School of Dentistry - 50th Anniversary Did you know that it is 50 years since the first students were admitted to study dentistry in Cardiff?  To recognise this landmark, the...


Paeds ST4-5 Study Days 2014

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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


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...


Specialty Trainee Assessing Trainees in Clinical Settings

Helpful insight into evaluating assessment and providing feedback. This is a one-day course offered to all those involved in assessing trainees in clinical settings.

The course...




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