There has been a significant paradigm shift towards increasing minimal access surgery within the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Training in minimally invasive techniques is important for the future of our specialty program. Our academic surgeons, Tristan Yan, Brian Plunkett, Christopher Cao and Martin Misfeld held the first Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery course – The Human Cadaver Course – on 19th and 20th October,2019. Prof Martin Misfeld is the Co-Director of Cardiac Surgery at Leipzig Heart Centre, an internationally recognised expert in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, who has recently joined RPAH as a VMO cardiac surgeon to enhance our Minimally Invasive surgical program. The objective of this bi-annual hands-on course is to train our young surgeons in how to perform minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgical procedures, utilizing a human cadaver model. Support for these educational and training courses for our young surgeons is much appreciated.