Dr. Albert CHAN
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Prince of Wales Hospital
Dr Albert Chan (FHKCA, FANZCA, FHKAM Anaesthesiology) is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has special interests in cardiac anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and cardiac catheterization lab procedures, particularly minimally invasive structural heart procedures. With a background in computer science, he is also interested in developing smart hospital solutions to help enhance patient engagement and safety, as well as improve clinical processes.
His greatest passion lies in medical education, especially simulation-based medical education, and is currently the chair of the Board of Education of Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (HKCA), and member of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) Education Committee. He is a senior faculty member for Comprehensive Simulation Educator Course at the HKAM Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine (HKJC ILCM), and has taught in numerous faculty development and clinical simulation courses for HKCA and HA (Hospital Authority). Internationally, he is adjunct faculty with Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, and has also been involved in various simulation workshops in international conferences.
With regards to medical education, he is currently undertaking the Masters of Health Professions Education at Maastricht University, Netherlands – with a focus on feedback in the workplace, particularly in the context of workplace-based assessment. He is also heavily involved with Simulation and Clinical Debriefing, Interprofessional Education and Faculty Development, and using in-situ simulation to enhance clinical workflows and processes. He is also actively engaged in well-being initiatives with the college and exploring the role of positive psychology in enhancing clinician well-being and resilience.
Coaching is emerging as an intriguing framework to provide professional development and assistance to learners in medical education. While long used in sports and the business world, it is a relatively novel area in clinical training. Literature from post-graduate medical education is indeed emerging regarding the best coaching practices that will lead to best outcomes for our learners and residents — which include improving overall performance and ameliorating physician burnout. This talk aims to highlight the key features and principles of coaching in post-graduate medical education — particularly in Anaesthesia, the potential benefits, and also practical implementation tips on both an organisational and individual level — to “unlock the potential of anaesthesia trainees” — to meet the ever changing landscape and challenges of clinical practice in Anaesthesia.