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Coaching Program

Upon entry into the Osler program, each house officer is paired with a faculty coach. These coaches are carefully selected based upon their expertise as clinicians, educators, and advisors; they are all members of our firm faculty. Our coaches are your advocates, guides, teachers, safety valves, formative allies, and much more. Your relationship with your coach will be longitudinal and will span all three years of your residency training. 

The purposes of the coaching program are manifold:

Professional skills development, spanning bedside clinical skills and teaching skills:

Intern Year

Your coach will join you at the bedside (inpatient and/or outpatient) at least three times to observe history gathering, physical examination performance, and patient counseling.  Real-time feedback will be provided. 

JAR Year

Similar to your intern year coaching, your coach will join you at the bedside at least once to help you continue to refine and enhance your bedside skills. 

In addition, your coach will join you at least once to observe your bedside teaching.  Real-time feedback will again be provided. 

SAR Year

Your coach will join you on ACS rounds at least three times to observe your teaching and provide you with feedback. 

All of these observations and the associated feedback are intended to be formative.  Information from these observations and the associated feedback are for your personal growth and development and are not part of your overall residency program evaluation 

Career guidance:

  • At least twice each year, you will meet with your coach for a check-in. 
  • There is no limit to the range of topics that might be discussed during these meetings.  Sample topics of conversations include: 
    • Your transition from medical school to internship 
    • Juggling the multiple personal and professional demands of residency training 
    • Leadership skill development 
    • Planning for next steps following residency training 
    • And more 
  • As with the bedside observations undertaken by you and your coach, the content of these advising meetings is shared only by you and your coach 
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