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Coaching for Excellence in the Operating Room

Overview

Welcome to the UBC CPD Coaching for Excellence in the Operating Room Program!

Current participants may access program resources here.

This clinical coaching program for specialist physicians (surgeons and anesthesiologists) will support physicians to participate in peer-to-peer coaching interactions to enhance their practice in the operating room by pairing physician coachees with peer coaches.

Coaches and coachees will engage in learner-driven professional development based on coachees’ learning needs. Participants in this program will also have the opportunity to form practical and meaningful professional relationships.

Coachees will set their goals in collaboration with their coach. The coach will either attend a surgery or provide feedback on an area of work the coachee needs support with. The pair will debrief and set goals/next steps in line with the coachee's unique learning needs. 

This program is for specialists working in surgery sub-specialties and anesthesiology, from three different Vancouver sites (St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital/BC Children’s Hospital).

Skills Gained

At the end of the coaching program, participants (coachees) will be able to demonstrate growth as surgeon by: 

  • Reflecting on and integrating continual performance enhancement into practice
  • Improving technical or non-technical skills, customized by you to meet your personal goals
  • Developing collaboration skills as a co-learner with a peer colleague

Information for participants

Coachees

Information for prospective coachees.

Benefits
  • Share life experiences and learn from a coach’s challenges and experiences 
  • Build a professional/peer support network
  • Learn new places to access resources related to areas of interest
  • Gain clarity on career and personal plans and goals
  • Help to change the culture of the operating room to one of continual improvement
  • Receive up to 6.0 hours of MOC Section 3 credits for your participation in this program
Eligibility
  • Specialist surgeon or anesthesiologist looking for peer support to improve technical or non-technical skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to reflect on and improve practice with the support of a peer coach
  • Willing to spend up to 6.0 hours participating in the program and have a coach observe a procedure and provide feedback 
  • Privileges at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital or BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Coaches

Information for prospective coaches.

Benefits
  • Make contacts within your field and build your professional network
  • Improve your communication and leadership skills
  • Develop and maintain connections to UBC and contribute to efforts to build a stronger medical workforce and community
  • Help to change the culture of the operating room to one of continual improvement
  • Receive up to 1.5 hours of MOC Section 1 credits for your participation in the coach training session
  • Receive remuneration at the hourly sessional rate of $158.97 for up to five (5) hours
Eligibility
  • Specialist surgeon or anesthesiologist looking to support a peer in their technical or non-technical skills
  • Supportive of colleagues’ learning and want to give back to the medical community
  • Willing to spend up to 6.5 hours participating in the program (attend a 1.5 hr coach training session and observe a colleague perform a procedure and give feedback up to 5 hr)
  • Privileges at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital or BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital

 

 

PROGRAM JOURNEY
COST

None! This program is funded by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is free for all participants.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are now closed. If you are interested in future iterations of this program, please contact us.

Acknowledgements

Funding for the development and delivery of this program comes from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Contact

For more information, please contact Dr. Jane Lea or Allison Macbeth.

Partner
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Status
Ongoing
Year
2022