“It unsticks your mind”: Using a musicians’ masterclass to introduce oncology faculty and trainees to the practice of direct observation and coaching

« Ça réveille l’esprit » : Initier les professeurs et stagiaires de la Faculté d’oncologie à la pratique de l’observation et de la formation directes au cours d’un cours de maître donné à des musiciens

  • Michael Sanatani Western University
  • Kylea Potvin Western University

Abstract

Bringing faculty to a realization of the importance of direct observation is a major task during the transition to competency-based medical education. Musicians generally already endorse a strong coaching culture. We included a live cello masterclass in an oncology faculty and trainee workshop in order to demonstrate coaching and feedback. Based on participant post-event interviews, the musical masterclass was a highly effective catalyst for self-reflection in regards to teaching practices and lead to new and revised perspectives on observation and coaching in medicine.  With just a musician-trainee, music coach, and faculty moderator, this effective demonstration can be easily replicated.

Published
2020-05-21
How to Cite
Sanatani, M., & Potvin, K. (2020). “It unsticks your mind”: Using a musicians’ masterclass to introduce oncology faculty and trainees to the practice of direct observation and coaching: « Ça réveille l’esprit » : Initier les professeurs et stagiaires de la Faculté d’oncologie à la pratique de l’observation et de la formation directes au cours d’un cours de maître donné à des musiciens. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 11(5), e78-e80. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.69892
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