Foundations of Medicine Coaching

Foundations of Medicine Coaching

Small group discussions about professionalism, ethics, communication, cultural competency and other ‘How to be a Doctor’ skills.

Applications of Medical School Coaching

Providing students with core knowledge of the basic clinical fields to include Surgery, Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology as well as outpatient Primary Care

Discovery Coaching

Students are able to combine their interests in other areas, such as creative writing, public health, community development, education or health policy into a project. Many students are also able to include an international experience in their Discovery project. This is a critical opportunity for students to renew their creative energies and explore a new facet of medicine under the tutelage of a coach.

Translation of Coaching

This phase prepares each student for the transition to be a medical student with a focus on medical leadership.

As an integral part of the curriculum involves our History of Medicine Society which invokes a sense of how the profession has development for inclusion thereof.

Meeting with their small group, students quickly form close relationships with classmates and faculty. The coach instructs students into professionalism and the art of care, patient-physician communication skills and diagnostic thinking.

Small group discussions instruction also covers many other critical topics, including peer-to-peer communication, medical ethics, preventative medicine and personal wellness. Problem-based learning also conducted in the Small Group format, encourages students to work together and to teach each other.


With this coaching curriculum, students are not able to:

  • Cultivate professional attitudes and behaviours under the guidance of skilled clinicians
  • Integrate basic science and clinical education
  • Learn from a diverse faculty from every clinical development
  • Develop close, one-on-one relationships and mentorships with multiple faculty members
  • Develop supportive relationships with Small Group classmates.
  • Develop critical professional attitudes and skills that foster compassion and empathy.
  • Develop team leadership skills with healthcare professionals from other disciplines.
  • Practice critical skills in simulated, highly realistic team training exercise.

Our coaching support integrates healthcare to give students an understanding of the human body in health and disease. This approach enables students to use their knowledge not just to treat patient, but also to prevent disease and promote good health.