Leadership and Wellness Coaching
We aim to provide residents and fellows with effective personal and professional coping strategies while they manage the range of responsibilities within their training experiences. Residency and Fellowship training years are often described as the most stressful for even the most resilient trainees.
Coaching is NOT therapy or counseling. The focus of coaching is to improve current performance by helping a person learn how to do things better to reach their desired outcome. The goal of coaching is to help trainees reach their peak potential, personally and professionally while in training.
The EVMS Leadership and Wellness Coaching Program began in 2013 as a pilot program. The program was a success and expanded as a result of residents overwhelming indicating they would recommend coaching to other residents. From 2015 to August 2022, approximately 1,012 coaching sessions have been provided to 664 trainees at EVMS. There is no cost/fee associated with the coaching program. Trainees can self-refer for one-session or unlimited sessions, which can be in-person, telephonic and/or virtual (video/audio) via a secure Zoom platform. Due to the hectic schedules of residents and fellows, off-hour sessions are very popular and available to meet their scheduling demands.
Several EVMS programs at EVMS utilize the coaching program as a part of their required well-being program for their trainees. On average, residents and fellows meet with their coach for five sessions and work on goals that are important to the trainee. There are future plans to expand the coaching program to GME faculty.
If you desire to take part in the coaching program or want more information about leadership coaching, contact the Director of the Leadership and Wellness Coaching Program, Corey Gerwe, PhD, LPC at 757.446.6190 or email@example.com.
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