James Hayes has been helping trainees pass the FACEM exam since the dawn of time. Here is how Neil Long describes the study group that James leads:
The Victorian Registrar Study Group is held in at the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Headquarters at West Melbourne on Saturday mornings, and has been a very great success since its inception.It was developed from Dr James Hayes’ Victorian Registrars Teaching program that ran from the Northern Hospital for just on 15 years. When this program was terminated in 2013, the current program at the College was created by a group of highly esteemed educators, (many of whom were students in James old study groups), dedicated to the finest principals of FOAMed.
The program is aimed as a “finishing school” for those about to sit their Fellowship exams.
It is – of course – not meant to replace any local programs – but rather supplement and compliment them.
It also allows for exposure to some of the best educators from across the state of Victoria as well as the promotion of future professional links and friendships between colleagues – breaking “silos” and the like – a good thing as you may not even get to meet half your colleagues otherwise!
We have some of the best teachers/ examiners / experts in their fields from across Melbourne and Geelong for these sessions
If interested in joining the group for this year – you can email James: james.hayesATnh.org.au
Feeling left out? Let us know if you have your own open study group in your area and we will happily advertise. Otherwise consider starting your own group and continue James’ ethos throughout Australasia.The 2020 program is now live:
Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health, a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University, and the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Education Committee. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.
After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.
He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE. He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of LITFL.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.
His one great achievement is being the father of two amazing children.
On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.