“Our goal is to develop participants with advanced coaching skills and tools to more expertly address the challenges facing physicians. We are proud of how our ICF-accredited curriculum has evolved over the past fifteen years to reflect not only changes in healthcare that impact physicians, but also…who’s becoming a coach! Health systems are taking note that professional coaching is a must-have resource for their physicians in order to foster well-being and resilience—- research backs that up. It is truly gratifying to hear from our coach graduates about the impact they are having with physicians in their community.”
— Francine Gaillour, MD, MBA, FAAPL, PCC, Founder and Executive Director
Our flagship program, the Certified Physician Development Coach™ offers a comprehensive professional coach training experience, providing participants with specialized coaching concepts, structures and tools to develop their expertise in the field of physician coaching. A 7-month learning journey, program is is open to clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals. On completion of the program, the coach earns the Certified Physician Development Coach™ credential offered exclusively by the Physician Coaching Institute. Certification is a demonstration of commitment to the field of professional coaching in healthcare and the desire to be a catalyst for transformation.
Cohort members in the Certified Physician Development Coach™ training are typically an accomplished and diverse group that may include physicians, nurses, healthcare C-suite executives, HR executives, allied health professionals, mental health professionals, healthcare industry executives, and trained coaches. Eighty percent of PCI members have at least Masters level education, with many at the PhD and Doctorate level. One half of our graduates are physicians.
Participants who enter a cohort may be planning to become an internal coach for their organization. Others are planning to be an entrepreneur coach with their own coaching practice. Many are currently serving as healthcare leaders and want to advance from “informal coaching” to professional level coaching.
(Learn more about our other healthcare coach training programs.)