If you have been searching for a way to make a change — big or small — a surgical coach can guide you to clarify your goals, think differently about your work, and keep you accountable.

Through the Academy for Surgical Coaching, you can get equipped with a coach, set goals for improving technical and non-technical skills, and make a plan to achieve these goals. Surgical coaches and surgeons meet face-to-face or through our secure online video platform. Coaches and surgeons can connect from anywhere, and exchange operative videos. Surgical Coaching interactions are kept confidential.

Surgical Coaching includes:

  • Access to our full Surgical Coach database to select the best Surgical Coach for your needs,
  • Support from our executive support staff to schedule (and reschedule) your coaching sessions,
  • Access to our online platform to securely share surgical video with your coach, join a video conference, and track progress toward your goals.

The Coaching Process

When you decide to partner with a Surgical Coach, you can expect to work with that coach over 3 to 4 months, meeting about once per month for an hour. During a coaching session, your coach will listen to you, help you formulate your goals, and use techniques to help you think creatively about how to meet your goal. For many surgeons, they form a trusting partnership with their coach, and may collaborate with their coach over a number of years.

How to Sign Up

  1. Fill out a request form and tell us about yourself.
  2. Meet your coach in a free 30-minute introductory session.
  3. Complete a Coaching Agreement with your Surgical Coach.
  4. Get started with Coaching.

Video Sharing and Video Conferencing

Everyone is very busy. And schedules are always unpredictable. Surgical coaching should be easy. Easy to schedule, easy to attend, and easy to follow up.

We have an online video sharing and video conferencing platform to allow you to connect with your Surgical Coach from anywhere. Need help with a specific procedure? Share a video of your surgery with your coach and get feedback. Meet your coach over a video conference and share pictures or video with them in real-time.

If you want to meet with your coach face-to-face, we can facilitate that too. The Academy for Surgical Coaching may even have coaches available to meet with you at an upcoming surgical conference or retreat.


The Academy for Surgical Coaching charges a fee to connect with a coach (can utilize CME funds), get scheduling support from our team, and use our online platform. Surgical Coaches also receive an honorarium for their work. To discuss specific prices, please contact us.

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

This program is designed for practicing surgeons. Upon completion of the program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the participant’s specific performance gaps in the form of an individualized goal.
  2. Assess the participant’s current progress toward each of their goals.
  3. Identify constructive feedback offered to the participant by the coach.
  4. State the participant’s next steps to make progress toward their individual goals.
  5. State when those next steps will be completed.

Official Conflict of Interest Disclosure Information


Connect with a Surgical Coach

Contact the Academy and we will start to pair you up with a Surgical Coach.

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