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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 sessionThis week we will review commonly used tools and maybe unpack some of the various formats. I think now is a good time to mention that the term coaching in the coaching profession varies from that in academic coaching - but stay tuned, I'll talk more about GME Academic coaching tools in an...

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What is Physician Coaching? Coach and Coachee-Specific Components

We are in the middle of a blog series all about physician coaching. Last week, we reviewed the definition - what it is and what it’s not. Today, I want to unpack the components of what the coach and the coachees both bring to the session to optimize the power of coaching. In the coming weeks, we will review some of the coaching tools, the variations of coaching, the evidence around coaching in medicine, the ways it’s being utilized in graduate medical training, and the...

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What is Physician Coaching? A Definition

I’m starting a new blog series all about physician coaching. We will cover the basics of what physician coaching is and isn’t, what the coach and the coachees bring to the session, the tools, the evidence, coach training, and how it can be utilized in graduate medical training.

 

Today, I want to ensure we are all working off the same definition of professional coaching.

 

I always like to start with what it is NOT.

 

It is not advising.

It is not...

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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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My journey to coaching

I've been asked to tell how I ended up in this physician coaching space a few times over the last several weeks. So, I decided to do some reflective writing about my journey.

 

Four major experiences overlapped and culminated in the creation of Joy in Family Medicine Coaching Services®.

 

First, my own personal burnout story reached the pinnacle in March 2015. Mine was mid-career in timing (16 years in). I was absolutely loving academic medicine and all the many hats I had to...

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What is physician coaching?

(Updated to point you toward a blog series that gives much more detail about physician coaching, evidence, methods, and much more. You can check it out here). 

Coaching has been around in other fields for decades. Leaders in the C-suites of large corporations have long since used coaching to keep up their A-game. And though a small subset of physicians has found the benefits of coaching over the years, it was only in the last 5 years that data has been published about physician...

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