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Meaningful Change: A Workshop Blog

Last week, I wrote how physical exercise was the top area faculty and residents alike identified that, if changed, could make the most improvement in their well-being and joy. And so this week, I wanted to walk you through a framework that can be easily applied to lifestyle changes of many kinds, including exercise - workshop style! As a review – there are some key concepts I’ve written about previously regarding movement and exercise, so if this is important to you right now...

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Meaningful Change for Well-being and Joy

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I’ve had the privilege recently of partnering with six family medicine residency programs for my CHARM Well-Being Leaders Certificate Course project. CHARM is the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine, an international group of medical educators, academic medical center leaders, experts in burnout research and interventions, and trainees, all working to promote trainee well-being. It is hosted by Mount Sinai and led by recognizable names such as Dr. Saadia Akhtar, Dr....

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The Dream of Possibility: My Idea of Ideal Coaching within GME.

In a follow-up to the What is Physician Coaching? blog series, I thought I’d take a minute to write out what I felt is the ideal way for physician coaching to be used in graduate medical education (I explored the possibilities a couple of weeks ago). Dr. Michele Chestovich, a fellow family physician and coach, challenged me with this question after we concluded a recording for her podcast, Re-mind Yourself(When this blog was published, the episode hadn't been released)....

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Dr Sasha Shillcutt hosts me on her Brave Enough Podcast

Join me in a discussion with Dr Shillcutt about how we deal with change - even those changes with which we don't agree, on her podcast, The Brave Enough Show

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Blog Interview: Dr Marion McCrary, GME Coaching Leader, Shares her Path and Pearls

Periodically, I interview a physician that will give you tips to enjoy medicine, find fulfillment, relieve stress, and more. (I'm never an affiliate for them. I'm always just a fan). Today, seemed like the perfect day to host Dr Marion McCrary who is dedicated to primary care and physician wellbeing since we just concluded our What is Physician Coaching? blog series. Specifically, last week, we looked at the many possibilities of incorporating coaching into graduate medical...

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What is Physician Coaching? Approaches in GME

As we close out the blog series What is Physician Coaching? I wanted to highlight the use of coaching in Graduated Medical Education (GME). Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) has more widely adopted coaching following the AMA’s Faculty and Student Guidebooks on Coaching. They have proactively recorded basic coaching videos and many medical schools host training for UME faculty.

 

I want to review a few important points to set the stage for this blog.

 

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What is Physician Coaching? Coach Training

We have been in a series looking at various aspects of physician coaching. We started with the definition and moved on to the coach and coachee components, the tools and approaches, and the evidence for physician coaching. This week, I want to move the conversation to attempt to answer one of the most common questions I receive. “If I want to receive coach training, where would you recommend?” This will be an incomplete response but, hopefully, give you more understanding. I...

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What is Physician Coaching? The Evidence

We are continuing our blog series, What is physician coaching?  So far, we have covered the definition, discussed what the coach and the coachee bring to sessions, and the commonly used tools and approaches. This week we review some articles and evidence for physician coaching.

 

Dr. Atul Gawande, Harvard surgeon, author, and healthcare leader, was one of the earliest to experiment with coaching in healthcare. He published Personal Best in the New York Times in 2011. Initially,...

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Blog Interview: Dr Errin Weisman - Family Physician and Burnout Coach Shares Pearls

Periodically, I interview a physician that will give you tips to enjoy medicine, find fulfillment, relieve stress, and more. (I'm never an affiliate for them. I'm always just a fan). Today, seemed like the perfect day to host Errin Weisman, DO as we are in the middle of the What is Physician Coaching? Series. Errin is a family physician in Indiana and a physician coach who leverages group coaching for the good of each individual. Read on to learn a little more about her and her...

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What is Physician Coaching? Tools and Various Formats

We are continuing our blog series, What is physician coaching?  So far, we have covered the definition and discussed what both the coach and the coachee bring to the session.  This week we will review commonly used tools and maybe unpack some of the various formats. 

 

While coaching is not therapy, and most coaches are not behavioral scientists, there exists an overlap in many of the tools. 

 

Much of the literature in physician coaching (more to come next...

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