A project I’m excited about this year is the ALiEM Faculty Incubator programme. I’m going to join the team as a guest mentor, and I anticipate learning far more than I teach!
This is what it’s about:
The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is a year-long professional development program for educators, which enrolls members into a mentored digital community of practice. This small, 30-person, exclusive community will stoke the fires of creative engagement through mentorship and collaboration. We aim to strengthen your educational skills and produce tangible works of scholarship. Our goal is to construct a curriculum, delivered to you in a closed digital platform, and help you launch and accelerate your career development.
If you want to be a successful, scholarly leader in health professions education, we hope to work with you to acquire the skills and knowledge required to be a superstar educator in the 21st century.
So far, the programme has been remarkably successful. Successful at developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed by a modern Clinician Educator (regardless of specialty). Successful at producing tangible, scholarly output. Successful at creating a real community that works. The latter, in particular, is no mean feat.
Applications for joining the 2018-2019 ALiEM Faculty Incubator programme are still open – but if this sounds like the thing for you, get your application and follow @ALiEMFac on Twitter.
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.