The education and simulation centre at the Royal College of Surgeons houses state-of-the-art education and training facilities, and offers a wide range of courses for surgeons and the wider surgical team. The facilities serve both surgeons and the wider surgical team, and include the wolfson surgical skills centre for cadaveric operative training, clinical skills centre, minimally invasive skills centre, team skills training theatre and debrief room as well as seminar rooms, lecture theatres and a refreshment area all housed on the same floor.
The College’s wolfson surgical skills centre is one of the UK's largest cadaveric dissection facilities, and is equipped to use either ‘soft fix’ embalmed or unembalmed freeze-preserved cadavers to simulate specific operations.
The clinical skills unit can be utilised for skills based training and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery skills
The team skills training theatre comprises a fully equipped operating theatre, recovery area, control room and observation and debrief room.
The clinical skills unit and team skills training theatre can be combined to simulate critical incidents and major disaster scenarios, such as road traffic accidents and life-threatening anaesthetic or surgical complications can be set up while experts observe and provide feedback to the theatre team.
The education and simulation centre has a team of highly trained surgical resource technicians to provide technical advice and expertise and support the setting up and running of courses and events.
Please download and complete the attached form, giving us as many details as possible, if you are interested in hiring our facilities. Once we have received your external course request form we will contact you with our availability.
The use of the workshops is subject to availability and approval of the course specification, especially around any requirements relating to the use of cadaveric materials which is governed by the Human Tissue Act.
To discuss your requirements in more details, please contact RCS Education on 020 7869 6300.
Other College facilities
The College has a number of other purpose-built conference and seminar rooms, including two modern and extremely well-equipped lecture theatres seating 300 people and 125 people respectively, and offering the latest technology in audio-visual presentation equipment.
Contact the facilities department for further information.