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April 22, 2020

Assessing Surgical Coaching, a Sport in Its Infancy: The Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Rubric

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  • 1Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Torrance, California
JAMA Surg. 2020;155(6):492. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.0425

Lionel Messi, an international soccer superstar, identifies Frank Rijkaard (a star in his own right) as his most influential coach. For Itzhak Perlman, a Grammy-winning concert violinist, it was his wife, a classically trained violinist, who “is an extra ear.”1Atul Gawande brought the concept of surgical coaching to the forefront,1 but surgeons have been slow to adopt it, perhaps because of challenges in implementation. The Wisconsin Surgical Coaching Framework has begun filling this void. Capitalizing on adult learning theory, the program emphasizes collaborative analysis, feedback, and goal setting.2

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