Course Description

While coaching continues to gain traction in medical education, many faculty still struggle to identify a clear mental model of coaching within medicine’s professional culture. This longitudinal course consists of six, 3-hour workshops over the course of the 2019/2020 academic year. This dynamic and creative training series is aimed at faculty looking to develop a broad set of transferable coaching skills adaptable to a variety of clinical scenarios and contexts. Participants will develop and leave with a shared repertoire of experiences, resources, and strategies they can draw on to nurture a responsiveness to coaching within the clinical learning environment.

Course Outline

Session-specific information can be found here.

This course is of interest to: physicians, physician leaders, department and division leads, and academic program directors who are or will be involved in the coaching of clinical learners in medicine.

It is expected that participants enrolled in this course attend all six sessions.

Dates/times: see the website link here.

What You Will Learn

By the end of the course program, participants will be expected to be able to:

  • identify with a guiding philosophy for coaching that can be used and applied across a range of real-life situations;
  • identify the key attributes of coaching and describe the relationship between coaching and other roles within medical education (teacher, mentor, assessor);
  • design and implement a range of coaching activities and strategies that foreground learner growth and development across the medical education continuum;
  • facilitate credible and constructive feedback conversations with learners around their performance in a variety of contexts and circumstances;
  • engage in reflection on one’s actions as a source of personal and professional development and improvement; and
  • identify potential barriers to coaching in medical education and consider available resources to overcome those barriers.
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