Critical Apprisal For FRCEM

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Dr. Duncan Bootland MBBS, BSc, FCEM
Emergency Medicine Consultant, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Trust

I trained at University College London, and have worked in the South East since then.  Having survived Basildon, the South Coast was a much more enticing option.  My specialist training was in both Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, and I have been fortunate to work in some major trauma centres on my rotation.  I was appointed as an Emergency Medicine consultant in Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals in April 2012.  I have continued my interest in Intensive Care by taking on a role within our department to strengthen links with our ITU colleagues and our care of the acutely sick patient.

I have had an interest in teaching for several years, and have manifested this through the delivery of MCEM revision courses and material with the Bromley revision group. My main remit has been MCEM B, but I have been involved with many of the Bromley courses.  Our horizon has expanded as we have seen (or felt personally!) the need, for example with a radiology course for junior doctors.  During my Registrar years, I also authored chapters in two Emergency Medicine Textbooks.  Having made it through FCEM, I am keen to fill the teaching void and help future candidates wade through the mire.

Out of work, I continue my gluttony for punishment.  I enjoy running, and recently did a sprint triathlon “for fun”.  It was more likely a good way to escape from the madness of home with a needy dog, one year old twins and an unpredictable wife (much improved now she has returned to work).
DOI: The last paragraph was written by my wife……
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Mr. Evan Coughlan MDBChNUI , MRCSEd, DSEM, FCEM, DipToxOx.
Emergency Medicine Consultant, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals Trust

Evan qualified in Ireland and did his SHO training there before coming to UK for his registrar training.

He has a passion for Guinness, mountain walking and Emergency Medicine. His main interests in Emergency medicine are Ultrasound, trauma, toxicology and research methods. He actually reads more journals than the EMJ/BMJ and has a genuine interest in looking how well studies are conducted.

He is a passionate teacher – teaching ALS, ATLS, APLS and running an ultrasound course, as well as teaching at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.  He is an established MCEM teacher on the Bromley courses. He has also written chapters for MCEM textbooks. He has been awarded the prestigious emergency medicine lecturer least likely to be asked to speak up award. 
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Dr. Rob Galloway MBBS, BSc, MRCP, FCEM, PGcMedED, MAcMedED
Emergency Medicine Consultant & Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

I am an East End boy, who failed in doing what he really wanted to do – stand-up comedy - and so went into medicine.  I am dual trained in ITU and Emergency Medicine, but found ward rounds too dull and so only do A&E sessions.
I am lucky to work with great colleagues at Brighton and Haywards Heath Hospitals as an ED consultant and the attached medical school as a lecturer.  I did a Post Graduate Certificate in medical education and am a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.  I try to teach on the course in an engaging way which is exam focused but based on first principles and understanding of concepts. 

Away from NHS work, I work as a crowd doctor for Brighton and Hove Albion Football club, am the medical director of the Brighton Marathon, and write Newspaper columns and books – under a pseudo-name. 

Away from work, I used to have a life and enjoyed socialising. I now do what I am told to do by my wife and kids and watch far too much Peppa Pig and Disney programmes for my sanity.  I play football once a week – very badly, and support my football team Leyton orient who also play very badly.