Charles GomersallBSc, MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCA, FCICM, FHKCA (Intensive Care), FHKAM, FRCP (Glasg)
Charles Gomersall is Trained in Medicine and Anaesthesia in London and Intensive Care in Hong Kong. Career choices seem to have consisted of a series of accidents: chose medicine because I couldn’t think of anything better to do. Developed an interest in Intensive Care after becoming unemployed and doing a locum in Intensive Care. Became interested in teaching after returning to London as a consultant and deciding that teaching was preferable to doing everything myself and developed an enforced interest in respiratory epidemics as a result of SARS arriving in Hong Kong. Only claim to fame is conning some friends (ex-friends?) into writing BASIC. Still a bit surprised that anyone wants to hear what I have to say and constantly amazed by the success of BASIC (I wish I could say it was all planned).