RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery

Surgical Skills and Training

Surgical training and skills are a crucial component in surgical training and education.

RPA is home to several training facilities including the David Storey Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre based within the IAS building which includes:

  • Surgical Skills Laboratory - simple knot tying, suturing using various models from basic training to advanced laparoscopy
  • Simulation Theatre - crisis management, neonatal simulation and multidisciplinary trauma scenarios
  • Tutorial Rooms

To find out more about our facilities see here

The IAS offers adhoc training and access to the facility for all surgical trainees to practice their skills.

Our facility is available for surgical departments to use, as well as for multi-disciplinary and multi-speciality training including Cardiac Life Support courses, training for nurses, allied health, and medical students.

For more information about upcoming courses or the capacity of our training facilities contact us or visit here

RPA is also home to several other training facilities.

Other facilities available at RPA:

  • Surgical and Robotics Training Institute
  • RPA Transplant Institute Organ Perfusion Laboratory - Building 16 RPA
  • The Temporal Bone Laboratory - 9 E Main Building RPA
  • The trauma simulator in the RPAH Emergency Department 
  • The anaesthesia simulator in the Department of Anaesthesia.

For more information about the Surgical training courses being provided visit our upcoming courses page or contact us directly.


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