Our Peer Observation Project team has listed a series of resources and videos to help support your peer coaching. We recognize and respect that this process requires trust, flexibility, skill development, and care. Therefore, we have provided an array of perspectives, philosophies, and material to offer you that versatility in how you approach coaching and being coached and to help nurture your coaching style. If you have any additional resources, videos, or apps that you would like to share please contact Jacqueline Ashby. To learn more about this project, jump here.

I. Relationships

A. Resources on building communication, developing trust networks, tips on observation, and how peer coaching may be implemented.

Adult learning principles and recommended practices for clinical teaching by UBC Family Practice Residency Program.

Trust Networks (Ch.4) by Ankel & Hanson in Adaptive Leadership for the New MedEd (2018).

Twelve tips for peer observation of teaching by Siddiqui, Jonas-Dwyer, & Carr in Medical Teacher (2007).

II. Goals: Frameworks & Ideas

A. Resources on writing goals

CanMEDS: Better standards, better physicians, better care by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada.

Evaluation Objectives by The College of Family Physicians in Canada.

Family Practice Preceptor Role Description by UBC Family Practice Residency Program (2018).

B. Resources on developing learning plans

Coaching: A new model for academic and career achievement by Deiorio, Kahl, Carney, & Bonura in Medical Education Online (2016).

Learning plans: What, why, & how to do them well by UBC Family Practice Residency Program.

Personal learning network, goal attainment, and self-improvement by UBC Family Practice Residency Program Abbotsford-Mission Site (2018).

C. Resources on goals setting frameworks

Goal setting in 6 easy steps by The Coaching Association of Canada.

How to write a SMART goal (video) by Khan Academy (2019).

The GROW model of coaching and mentoring: A simple process for developing your people via MindTools.

With goals, FAST beats SMART by Sull & Sull in MIT Sloan Review (2018).

III. Feedback

A. Resources on feedback frameworks

Evidence-informed facilitated feedback: The R2C2 feedback model by Sargeant et al. in MedEdPortal (2016).

Feedback: What, why, and how to do it well by UBC Family Practice Residency Program.

The feedback fallacy by Buckingham & Goodall in Harvard Business Review (March-April 2019).

Twelve tips for providing feedback to peers about their teaching by Newman, Roberts, & Frankl in Medical Teacher (2019).

IV. Evaluation

A. Resources on frameworks to guide your observation

Best foot forward: A toolkit for fast-forwarding classroom observation using video (under “Leveraging Video for Learning: Strategies for Using Video Observations for Professional Growth” see “Download the Tools” and then click on “Collaborative Coaching Log“) by Center for Education Policy and Research, Harvard University (2015).

Peer observation template by UBC Family Practice Residency Program Abbotsford-Mission Site (2018). (We’re in the process of simplifying this template and will post soon!)

Practice-based coaching (scroll down and under “Related Resources” see “Focused Observation Notes“) by The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, University of South Florida.

V. Recommended Peer Coaching Videos

Coaching in medical education: Taking your clinical supervision to the next level (video) by Landreville at EM Ottawa (2018).

Peer coaching 21st century teacher skills (video) by Foltos via TEDxManitoba Talk (2011).

Want to get great at something? Get a coach (video) by Gawande via TED (2017).

VI. Additional Resources

Beyond continuing medical education: Clinical coaching as a tool for ongoing professional development by Iyasere et al. in Academic Medicine (2016).

Coach, don’t just teach: The effect of one-on-one communication coaching on clinicians’ communication skills and patients’ satisfaction by Pollak, Gao, & Svetkey in NEJM (2019).

Coaching in emergency medicine by LeBlanc Sherbino in Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (2010).

Coaching in medical education: Guidance for educators & students by AMA (2017).

Competency by design and coaching by Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Going the extra mile: Lessons learned from running coaches applied to medicine by Graddy & Wright in Education for Health (Abingdon) (2017).

Introducing peer observation of teaching to GP teachers: A questionnaire study by Adshead, White, & Stephenson in Medical Teacher (2006).

Outcomes of a coaching-based WHO safe childbirth checklist program in India by Semrau et al. in NEJM (2017).

Peer observation of teaching as a faculty development tool by Sullivan, Buckle, Nicky, & Atkinson in BMC Medical Education (2012).

Systematic review of coaching to enhance surgeons’ operative performance by Min et al. in Surgery (2015).

The good coach: Implementation and sustainment factors that affect coaching as evidence-based intervention fidelity support by Gunderson et al. in Journal of Children’s Services (2018).

What do we know about coaching in medical education? A literature review by Lovell in Medical Education (2018).

What the teachers want – the potential for peer coaching by Koppul & Babenko in MedEdPublish (2019).