Teaching Material

To simulate real conditions, to limit risks on patients and to increase the quality of patient care, participants have the opportunity to practice on a wide range of teaching material, from synthetic models to anatomical specimens.



  • Under the supervision of the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva
  • With the collaboration of the Swiss anatomical Institutes

The quantities of anatomical specimens highly depend on the actual availabilities.

ANIMAL PARTS            

  • Learners practice on animal models to simulate realistic conditions.
  • They acquire basic and advanced skills, before intervening on patients.

The animals used at the SFITS are NOT sacrificed for training or research purposes.


  • Synthetic models are artificial and ultra-realistic anatomical bodies.
  • They are made of plastic, silicon or latex and simulate body parts

Synthetic models reflect human anatomy and play a significant role in medical training.

SIMULATORS 2nd line 

  • Learners can perform surgical and interventional procedures at no patient risk.
  • They master skills on very realistic cases.

Some of our simulators: Virtamed, Medability, Simbionix, Simulare Medical.

We would like to sincerely thank all the people that consented and will consent to give their body to science. This ultimate gift allows us to offer continuous medical education to operating room professionals.

With the Swiss body donation program, we are able to advance surgical and interventional medicine and patient care, day by day.

About body donation program of the Geneva anatomical Institute



All anatomical specimens and animal parts are treated with the greatest respect.

Any person stepping in the SFITS is responsible for his/her own safety, the safety of others and the integrity and respect of the anatomical specimens. He/she consents to strictly follow the medical code of conduct and to display a professional and ethical behavior towards inert material at all times.

For example (but not limited to):

  • No photos, selfies or videos shall be taken with an anatomical specimen;
  • Confidential information and anonymity of the specimen must be preserved at all times;
  • Drinks and food are strictly prohibited in the training area.


Surgical simulators let surgeons practice techniques on ultra-realistic anatomical parts, without risk to the patient and in a secure environment. A wide variety of simulators is waiting for you in a bright and dedicated room! Take the time to train yourself in a quiet and secured place. Contact us for any questions.


Our simulator offer