Beyond advising and mentoring: Competencies for coaching in medical education

Meg Wolff, Nicole M. Deiorio, Amy Miller Juve, Judee Richardson, Gail Gazelle, Margaret Moore, Sally A. Santen, Maya M. Hammoud

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Background: Coaching supports academic goals, professional development and wellbeing in medical education. Scant literature exists on training and assessing coaches and evaluating coaching programs. To begin filling this gap, we created a set of coach competencies for medical education using a modified Delphi approach. Methods: An expert team assembled, comprised of seven experts in the field of coaching. A modified Delphi approach was utilized to develop competencies. Results: Fifteen competencies in five domains resulted: coaching process and structure, relational skills, coaching skills, coaching theories and models, and coach development. Conclusion: These competencies delineate essential features of a coach in medical education. Next steps include creating faculty development and assessment tools for coaching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1210-1213
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Teacher
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2021


  • Mentoring
  • medical education research
  • medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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