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When getting your fellowship is like trying to catch a fly with chopsticks

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When getting your fellowship is like trying to catch a fly with chopsticksI have had a lot of people contacting me after failing one of the many hurdles towards their ACEM Fellowship.  They are understandably devastated and disillusioned often having failed something for the first time in their life.  They struggle to get back on […]

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Communication is a bit like Magic…..

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Communication is a bit like Magic….. Some people seem to have been born magically as good communicators and then there are those that although they put all the same ingredients into the cauldron they are still left with a frog.  So this post is going to try and demystify some of the components of communication…so […]

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Faking it!

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When we were young we knew how to believe in ourselves. I don’t think I would ever ride a bike if I had to learn that after the age of 20 but as a 5yo I was told I could do it and I believed I could….and then I did….possibly with a few grazed knees […]

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the ACEM Fellowship Written Exam

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the ACEM Fellowship Written ExamAs Ferris Bueler told us…Life moves pretty fast….if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you might miss it….You are four weeks out from the written exam….and you are probably living, breathing, eating and drinking the ACEM curriculum.  You not only have lists stuck to […]

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Fidelity for Dummies

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Fidelity for Dummies….This is an introduction post for those of you naive to the world of mannequins and fidelity. For those of us absorbed into this alternate universe these phrases and their meaning are part of our local language.However it has become apparent to me that not everyone is as into mannequins as I am […]

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Dungeons and Dragons and the OSCE exam

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Dungeons and Dragons and the OSCE examWhy the OSCE exam is a cross between a game of “Dungeons and Dragons” and a” Choose your own adventure book”…..I may be showing my age but I have often thought that performing in an OSCE Exam (and any simulation) seems to utilise all of the skills I developed […]

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Simulation for the OSCE Exam Course

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Simulation for the OSCE Exam CourseWith the 2015.2 OSCE exam looming, we are busy preparing our Simulation for the OSCE Exam course which will launch on September 15th in Brisbane. This blog is your opportunity to post some of the tips you have for the next cohort of exam candidates to help them through their […]

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eduAcute Simulation Blog Launch

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Today the new eduAcute Simulation Blog has gone live!The eduAcute Simulation Blog is an opportunity for simulation users, educators and developers to share ideas about how we can increase and improve the utility of medical simulation.  It is also an opportunity to gather simulation tools and information in one place  for reference, dissemination and use […]

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