We seek to develop a platform that improves the science of professional development through:
- Randomized-controlled trials
- Valid metrics
- Multi-site research
- Grounded Theory research
- Individual and departmental/organizational approaches
- Highlighting impactful research and best practices
The current study examines the efficacy of professional coaching on goal attainment, well-being, burnout, and leadership strengths of academic emergency physicians. This study also establishes the level of adult development of academic faculty and creates an initial qualitative dataset for further longitudinal study and theory generation for physician well-being, burnout, leadership strengths, and goal attainment.
Richard C. Winters, MD, MBA (Primary Investigator)
Richard Winters is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine (Midwest) Finance Committee for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Winters is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas Executive and Professional Coaching Program and is an International Coaching Federation certified coach. His clients are senior executives, department chairs, managing partners, medical directors, and chiefs of staff from virtually every specialty and setting (private practice, hospital system, university, IPA, MSO, health plan). Prior to returning to Mayo Clinic in March of 2015, Richard served as the President of an 800-physician medical staff, President/CEO/Founder of an Independent Practice Association in the Central Valley of California with 450-physician members, and as the Managing Partner of a democratic emergency medicine group. Dr. Winters attended Mayo Medical School and holds a Healthcare Management Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Anthony M. Grant, PhD
Anthony Grant is an Associate Professor and Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at Sydney University; a Visiting Professor at the International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK; a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne School of Business, Melbourne University, Australia; and a Visiting Scholar at the Said School of Business, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. In 2007, Anthony was awarded the British Psychological Society Award for outstanding professional and scientific contribution to Coaching Psychology and in 2009 he was awarded the ‘Vision of Excellence Award’ from Harvard University’s McLean Hospital for his pioneering work in helping to develop a scientific foundation to coaching. Anthony has written eight books on evidence based coaching and has over 100 coaching related publications in the peer reviewed and professional press, including seven randomized controlled coaching outcome studies.
Erik P. Hess, MD, MSc
Erik P. Hess, MD, MSc, is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Research Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Dr. Hess’s primary area of academic interest is patient-centered shared decision-making and risk communication in the emergency department. Dr. Hess has presented nationally and internationally and conducted workshops on shared decision making in the acute setting. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has obtained funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct 2 multicenter shared decision making randomized clinical trials: (1) Chest Pain Choice and (2) Head CT Choice.
Colin P. West, MD, PhD
Colin P. West, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. West received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Iowa in 1999. He completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic, and joined the faculty in General Internal Medicine in 2004. He directs the evidence-based medicine curriculum for the medical school, and is an Associate Program Director within the internal medicine residency program. He is also the Research Chair of General Internal Medicine. Dr. West’s research has focused on medical education and physician well-being, and he is Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Program on Physician Well-Being. Working closely with Tait Shanafelt and Lotte Dyrbye, his work documenting the epidemiology and consequences of physician distress, as well as emerging research on solutions, has been widely published in prominent journals including JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA Internal Medicine.
Ji Yun Kang, PhD
Ji Yun Kang, PhD is a Senior Advisor in Leadership and Organization Development at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. She earned her PhD in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her coaching certification from the University of Texas at Dallas and Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and holds a professional executive coach credential from the International Coach Federation. Ji Yun coaches Mayo Clinic leaders on the topics of leading change, communication, leadership influence, stress management, and executive presence. She leads various leadership programs for physicians including action learning programs and teaches coaching, emotional intelligence, teambuilding, employee engagement, and communication to Mayo Clinic leaders at all levels.