Facilities & Equipment

Practical experience

The Division of General Surgery is based out of the two Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre hospital sites: The Victoria General (VG) site and the Halifax Infirmary site.

Our operating room and beds allow us to provide care to emergency room patients at the Halifax Infirmary, while most teaching takes place at the VG. The VG also offers experience in:

  • elective surgery
  • outpatient clinics
  • G.I. endoscopy

Build your skills

Whether you’re a medical student or resident, you have easy access to state-of-the-art training equipment in the Skills Centre for Health Sciences. This multidisciplinary, 4,000 square-foot facility is a place where you can safely perfect your surgical skills in a simulated learning environment, while learning to work as an effective part of an interprofessional team.

The Skills Centre offers the following amenities:

  • virtual operating rooms
  • intervention simulators
  • dry and wet labs
  • simulation lab
  • decontamination washer room
  • ophthalmology simulation suite
  • video/teleconferencing theatre and lecture room
  • administrative and reception facilities