Tagg, A. Brown on APLS instructor attributes, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at:
We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you weren’t able to attend the conferences, then now’s your chance to catch up.
Terry is an Emergency Physician working at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He graduated in the UK in 1985 and has tried a variety of jobs (GP, intensivist, medical educator) and hopes to eventually find one that he is good at. He is currently Chair of the Postgraduate Medical Education Council of Tasmania and final year coordinator for the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania. He has been teaching on APLS courses since 1993, and has taught both APLS and the instructor course in a number of countries in the years since. He has no hobbies and occasionally has to be reminded what his family looks like.
In this talk, he considers the qualities of a good medical educator
This Toni Metcalf Oration drops lots of pearls and Terry covers a variety of topics from what makes a good APLS instructor, how they can be identified and how they can best be trained. He lets us peak behind the scenes into the instructor development program. This talk is relevant not just to those interested in becoming an APLS instructor but for those interested in medical education in general.