Monday November 29, 2021

Leveraging Physician Coaching to Improve Physician Performance, Patient Safety, Patient Outcomes and Provider Wellness

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021  |  1:00 p.m. CT (12:00 p.m. ET)

In many professions such as athletics, music, and business, we see coaching readily utilized as a tool for goal setting, growth, and career development. In healthcare, physicians are often on their own to learn the ropes of running a practice, while being expected to deliver the best patient care possible. For various reasons, physician coaching has yet to catch on in a field where rates of burnout are over 40% by many measures. This webinar will define physician coaching, provide examples of how coaching skills can be used in colleague and patient interactions, and discuss the benefits to the physician client and employer.


  1. Understand what coaching is, explain what it is not, and learn best practices that lead to improved professional and personal development.
  2. Identify common leadership principles in coaching that enhance goal attainment and improve the coachee experience.
  3. Learn how to apply coaching principles in colleague and patient interactions that produce improved patient outcomes and provider experience.


ASHHRA Non-member: $25.00




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Jeffrey Smith, MD, FACS, CPC
CEO, Coach

Dr. Jeffrey M. Smith is a practicing Orthopaedic Traumatologist, Director of the San Diego Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, and a physician coach. With over 20 years of experience within an academic and private practice, he has learned to cope with the ups and downs of being a performance-driven surgeon and even experienced some episodes of burnout during his career. Through his personal experience and research, he has developed his own methodology for performance improvement -The 8 PRACTICEs of Highly Successful Surgeons, techniques that address resilience training, professional development, leadership training, surgeon wellness and burnout prevention. Dr. Smith continues to be driven by his passion to positively impact the lives of his patients recovering from injury as well as other Surgeons to transform their habits inside and outside the operating room with the goal of creating sustainable, lifestyle-friendly surgical practices.