Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH is the Chief of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and the Associate Chair of Education at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an Associate Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and practices minimally invasive general surgery at both Brigham and Women’s and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospitals. Dr. Smink is also the Program Director of the general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education and as a member of the editorial board of SCORE (the Surgical Council on Resident Education).
Professionals from athletes to business executives benefit from coaching in their careers. So why not surgeons? “Surgical culture has traditionally resisted the concept of coaching,” said Jason C. Pradarelli, MD, MS, a former Safe Surgery Fellow at Ariadne Labs and a general surgical resident at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Yet “surgical coaching is a way for surgeons… Continue reading Study Offers Insight on Implementing Effective Surgical Coaching Programs