School of Medicine


Our history

1992

Established as the Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the beginning of the laparoscopic "revolution" in the Department of Surgery, Auckland Hospital.

1996

Relocated to Green Lane Hospital to allow expansion. Renamed Surgical Skills Training Centre (SSTC).

1998

Introduction of GP courses in "minor surgery".

2000

Introduction of Auckland Healthcare Procedural Skills Courses for first year House Officers and the RACS initiated Basic Surgical Skills courses for basic surgical trainees.

2002

Introduction of RANZCOG initiated basic surgical skills for O&G Trainees.

2003

SSTC and the Department of Anaesthesiology form the Postgraduate Training Centre.

2004

Rebuilding work underway to completely rebuild Gonzaga hall to house the Postgraduate Training Centre.

2005

The rebuilding was completed and the SSTC and the Department of Anaesthesiology moved into the Postgraduate Training Centre in early 2005.

The centre was renamed the Advanced Clinical Skills Centre to clearly define the roles of the two divisions. Gonzaga Hall was named after the first Matron of the Mercy Hospital, M Gonzaga Leahy MBE.

2006

Introduction of Trainee Intern course.