Tyler Terry-Wallace

Simulation Technician

Tyler's job title is Simulation Technician at Guys & St Thomas' Hospital

What I do

I use a very expensive manikin (a jointed model of the human body, used in medical training) to create real-life scenarios within a mock-up ward for doctors and nurses to train with.

Medical dummy with tubes in its mouth

How I became a technician

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A typical day in my
working life

The advice I'd give to someone younger

Enjoy these years because they are the best years of your life. My 14-year-old niece is learning coding at the moment, and I didn’t learn that until I went to college! Make the most of what education has to offer.

A little more about
my everyday role

My favourite piece of equipment to work with

Because our department deals with doctors, we are funded well, which allows us to have the best technology in the Trust. My favourite bit of tech is our 5-year-old manikin which we brought to one of the school workshops we host at the Technicians Gallery at the Science Museum, he even looks around and moves his eyes – everyone loves him!

The best bits about working in a team

We are a team of three technicians, which consists of an ex-paramedic, someone who studied film at university (so makes all of our videos), and myself, who is tech-savvy and I like to dig deep into the software and settings to see what we can do - we all really bounce off each other!

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