Do you want to change the way you practice surgery? Do you have a career goal that you want to achieve? Is there something new you want to learn to meet your patients' needs? Surgical coaching can help you to achieve all of these things.
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:
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.
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.
Surgical Coaching is not free… yet. While we work to build our donor and sponsor base, the Academy for Surgical Coaching charges a fee to connect with a coach, get scheduling support from our team, and use our online platform. Surgical Coaches also receive an honorarium for their work.
Funding for the original development of this project was provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and Department of Surgery from the Wisconsin Partnership Program.