Surgical coaching can change the way you learn and develop. Join the Academy for Surgical Coaching for a Surgical Coach Training Session in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development Conference in Napa, CA. This is a face-to-face surgical coach training open to all surgeons, and will have a focus on coaching gynecologic surgeons.

You will learn the mindset and skillset necessary to be a great surgical coach. Hands-on practice and interactive conversation guide the training. The Surgical Coach Training Course consists of a 6.5-hour, full-group session that involves a didactic component, interactive reflection, and small group breakouts to apply coaching skills.

Learning Objectives for the course are:

  1. Describe the current performance gap that can be met by Surgical Coaching
  2. Identify core principles of the coaching mindset
  3. Identify the key skills of surgical coaching
  4. List three aspects that are critical for adult experiential learning
  5. Apply skills of Surgical Coaching within practice coaching sessions

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and the Academy for Surgical Coaching. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this Other activity (surgical coaching and training) for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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9:15 am
10:00 am
10:15 am
Fundamentals of Surgical Coaching
11:30 am
11:45 am
Operationalizing Surgical Coaching
1:30 pm
Lunch Break
2:30 pm
Practice Coaching Sessions
3:30 pm
Wrap up and Next Steps
4:30 pm
Training Ends



February, 04 2024

10:00 am PST - 4:30 pm PST


30 Spots Remaining


$1200 per participant

Price includes registration, CME, lunch, and all training materials.
Event Location

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa 3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, California - 94558

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Session Leaders
Cara King, DO

Cara King, DO

Surgeon, Surgical Coach, Vice President of the Academy for Surgical Coaching. Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.
Kristine Lombardozzi, MD

Kristine Lombardozzi, MD

Trauma Surgeon, Certified Professional Coach. Surgeon at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.