Peer Coaching in Practice

Self-Study Online


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More than just a course, this learning activity facilitates connecting with others at the Royal College who are interested in developing and nurturing their peer coaching skills. The self-study component is provided via six modules providing exercises and theory to help you enter the powerful world of peer coaching.


FREE for Fellows of The Royal College, $100 Non-Fellows. Fellows must enter their fellowship ID at checkout to receive the discount.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this learning activity you will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between peer coaching and other types of coaching typically encountered in healthcare education.
  2. Use key coaching skills such as building rapport, listening, asking effective questions, debriefing, and providing/receiving actionable guidance.
  3. Initiate, engage in, and sustain peer coaching relationships with like-minded peers.
  4. Effectively participate in coaching circles, discussions, and other forums to further enhance your learning.

Intended Audience

This learning activity is applicable to residents and practicing physicians working in any discipline who are seeking to leverage an interdependent relationship as part of their personal growth.

CME Accreditation

Participation in an online module can be reported for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Section 2 credits. To claim credits, record the activity in your MAINPORT ePortfolio under Section 2 - self-learning activities: Personal Learning Project (PLP) for 2 credits per hour.


Option 1: Claim section 2 – Systems learning – Peer review (15 credits/year).

Note: This applies to mentorship as well if you mentor students/trainees or peers.

Option 2: If your colleague gives you feedback on your coaching/mentorship skills you may claim section 3 – Assessment – Direct observation (3 credits/hour). Note: If trainees give you feedback on mentorship skills you can also claim credits.


Claim section 3 – Assessment – Direct observation (3 credits/hour).

Note: This only applies to physicians in practice. Please use “peer support” “peer coaching” “peer mentorship” in the description when you claim your credits.

Time Commitment

There are 7 modules in total. An Overview module and six topic modules. Each module should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Modules are delivered over time, one module every 3 days, and include reflective and practical exercises, and optional reading.

The time commitment depends on how much you want to practice the exercises and engage in conversation during that week. However, the didactical aspect is expected to be completed in no more than 15 min.

Price: $100.00
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