Academy of Surgical Coaching - Surgical Coach Training

This training will provide surgeons with the skills they need to be high-performing Surgical Coaches. Surgical Coach training will improve aspects of surgical performance related to technical, interpersonal, and cognitive skills. The training will consist of a didactic lecture, hands-on practice, and an evaluation.

Intended Audience

This course is targeted toward surgeons who have expressed interest in becoming Surgical Coaches. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the current performance gap that can be met by Surgical Coaching

  2. Identify key components of the theory of peer coaching

  3. Explain the concept of "personal mastery"

  4. List three aspects that are critical for adult experiential learning

  5. Apply skills of Surgical Coaching within practice coaching sessions

Course summary
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10:00 am - 10:30 am Introduction to Surgical Coaching
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Peer & Partnership Coaching

Review of Characteristics of an Effective Coach

Peer Coaching Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Understanding the Surgeons Receiving Coaching

Training Video Review 

"When Coaching Goes Wrong:" Potential De-Railers

Mock Coaching Sessions & Feedback

3:30 pm - 4:00 pmDebrief 
4:00 pm Adjourn



Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS - Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program, Faculty, UW Department of Surgery
Janet Dombrowski,MHSA - Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program


Sudha Pavuluri Quamme, MD, MS - Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program, Faculty, UW Department of Surgery
Addi Faerber, PhD- Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program
Rebekah Olson, BS - Outreach and Events Specialist, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program
Sara Scott, BS - Accreditation Specialist, Office of Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health



It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Surgery's (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS MOC credit.

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.5 continuing education units (CEUs)or 5.0 hours.

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