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. Schedule a call with us so that we can learn about your needs and current challenges to match you with the perfect coach.

  3. Meet your coach in a free 30-minute introductory session.

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, 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 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 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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.

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

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