Coaching

Welcome to the Stanford Pediatric Residency Coaching Initiative. The Coaching Initiative is an innovative approach to providing longitudinal assessment and feedback to residents throughout their training, and to help residents develop skills of lifelong learning and self-reflection.

Each resident is assigned a specific Faculty Coach who observes and guides that resident across multiple rotations, inpatient and outpatient settings, and training years. The Coach observes the resident in multiple clinical situations (rounds, clinic, initial H&P, handoffs, supervisory encounters, care conferences, and others) and provides specific and directed feedback aimed at strengthening clinical skills. The Coach also communicates with service Attendings to enlist their assistance with furthering specific skills for a given resident. For instance, if a resident has particular difficulty in concise patient charting, the Coach may make the Attending on service aware of this ongoing challenge for the resident and ask them to review notes with the resident. Coaches will also solicit feedback from Attendings following their interaction with the resident to gain additional insight. Coaches also participate in monthly faculty development sessions and serve as part of the Clinical Competency Committee. Each Coach oversees approximately 10 residents and has 10% FTE to accomplish their work.

The Coaching Initiative is under the direction of Carrie Rassbach, MD, Coaching Director, Alyssa Bogetz, MSW, Associate Coaching Director, and Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH, Program Director.