In this video, originally posted on, Harvard Macy alum and faculty member Dr. Victoria Brazil speaks about the Imposter Syndrome, the Dunning-Kruger effect, and the role of honest feedback in developing our skills and keeping us humble.

Lets explore dogma and myths about the knowledge and skills of ‘resuscitationists’, and the way we think we maintain and improve our skills. BLS and trauma team leadership will come under the spotlight – we often don’t do what we think we do. Resuscitationists are exceptional people – but not necessarily in the way we think we are. And finally – some thoughts on what we’ll leave behind as resuscitationists… with a tribute to John Hinds.

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Victoria Brazil

Victoria Brazil, MD (Educators, ’05, Leaders ’07, Assessment ‘10) is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Gold Coast, Australia. Victoria’s areas of professional interest include connecting education with patient care – through healthcare simulation, technology enabled learning, faculty development activities, and speaking at conferences. She is a social media and #FOAMed enthusiast and can be followed on twitter @SocraticEM.