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.

Trust Networks (Ch.4, pg 14-16) 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.

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.

C. Resources on goals setting frameworks

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

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

Peer Coaching Log by UBC Family Practice Residency Program (2020).

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).

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

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