Foundations of Medicine Coaching

Small group discussions about professionalism, ethics, communication, cultural competency and other ‘How to be a Doctor’ skills.

Applications of Medical School Coaching

Providing students with core knowledge of the basic clinical fields to include Surgery, Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology as well as outpatient Primary Care

Discovery Coaching

Students are able to combine their interests in other areas, such as creative writing, public health, community development, education or health policy into a project. Many students are also able to include an international experience in their Discovery project. This is a critical opportunity for students to renew their creative energies and explore a new facet of medicine under the tutelage of a coach.

Translation of Coaching

This phase prepares each student for the transition to be a medical student with a focus on medical leadership.

As an integral part of the curriculum involves our History of Medicine Society which invokes a sense of how the profession has development for inclusion thereof.

Meeting with their small group, students quickly form close relationships with classmates and faculty. The coach instructs students into professionalism and the art of care, patient-physician communication skills and diagnostic thinking.

Small group discussions instruction also covers many other critical topics, including peer-to-peer communication, medical ethics, preventative medicine and personal wellness. Problem-based learning also conducted in the Small Group format, encourages students to work together and to teach each other.


With this coaching curriculum, students are not able to:

  • Cultivate professional attitudes and behaviours under the guidance of skilled clinicians
  • Integrate basic science and clinical education
  • Learn from a diverse faculty from every clinical development
  • Develop close, one-on-one relationships and mentorships with multiple faculty members
  • Develop supportive relationships with Small Group classmates.
  • Develop critical professional attitudes and skills that foster compassion and empathy.
  • Develop team leadership skills with healthcare professionals from other disciplines.
  • Practice critical skills in simulated, highly realistic team training exercise.

Our coaching support integrates healthcare to give students an understanding of the human body in health and disease. This approach enables students to use their knowledge not just to treat patient, but also to prevent disease and promote good health.


1What are the different groups of medications available in the UK, and how are they classified for medical purposes?

Medications in the UK are categorised into groups based on their therapeutic uses, chemical composition, and mechanisms of action to aid medical professionals in prescribing and managing patient treatments.

2How does exposure to medicine for medical students contribute to their education and practical understanding of healthcare practices?

Experiencing medicine through clinical rotations and medical placements helps medical students apply their theoretical knowledge, gain practical skills, and prepare for their future careers as healthcare professionals.

3Can you explain the distinction between "medical" and "medicine" in the context of healthcare and medical education?

"Medical" typically refers to the broader field of healthcare and healthcare professionals, while "medicine" specifically pertains to pharmaceutical substances used to diagnose, treat, and prevent medical conditions.

4 What is the significance of work experience for medical students, and how does it prepare them for their roles as future healthcare providers?

Work experience for medical students provides exposure to clinical settings, interaction with patients, and insights into the daily responsibilities of healthcare professionals, helping students develop essential clinical skills and empathy.

5How do medical coaching and mentorship programs support medical students' academic journey and career development?

Medical coaching and mentorship programs offer guidance, academic support, and career advice to medical students, helping them navigate the challenges of medical education and make informed career choices.

6What are some critical aspects of medical coaching that help medical students excel in their studies and develop as future physicians?

Medical coaching often covers study strategies, time management, test preparation, and emotional support to help medical students manage the rigorous demands of medical school.

7What opportunities are available for medical students in the UK to gain valuable medical experience and clinical exposure during their education?

UK medical students can access clinical placements, internships, and elective rotations in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities to gain practical experience and deepen their understanding of medicine.

8How does medical work experience in the UK align with the curriculum and learning objectives of medical students?

Medical work experience complements the medical curriculum by allowing students to apply what they've learned in real-world healthcare settings, reinforcing their academic knowledge.

9 Can you provide insights into a "medic coach" role and how they support medical students in their academic and professional development?

A medic coach typically offers personalised coaching and mentorship to medical students, helping them navigate the complexities of medical education and prepare for their future careers.

10 In what ways can medical coaching and practical medical experience contribute to the holistic development of medical students, including their clinical skills, empathy, and professionalism?

Medical coaching, combined with practical experience, helps medical students develop clinical expertise and enhance their ability to communicate effectively, display empathy, and exhibit professionalism in their interactions with patients and colleagues.