Chicano Music

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Title: PERSONAL BEST.
Authors: Gawande, Atul
Source: New Yorker; 10/3/2011, Vol. 87 Issue 30, p44-53, 10p, 2 Color Photographs
Document Type: Article
Subject Terms: *PERSONAL coaching
*CAREER development
*VIOLINISTS
*MIDDLE school teachers
*SURGEONS
TRAINING of NAICS/Industry Codes611430 Professional and Management Development Training
624310 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
People: PERLMAN, Itzhak, 1945-
Abstract: In this article the author offers his observations on the value of having a coach in one's career. Particular focus is given to his experiences working in the field of medicine as a surgeon. It is the author's view that coaching can be of great value to professional development. Additional topics include insights on the training of Israeli-born violinist Itzhak Perlman and middle school teacher Jennie Critzer.
ISSN: 0028792X
Accession Number: 66008965 Persistent link to this record (Permalink): http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=66008965&site=ehost-live

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Section: ANNALS OF MEDICINE
Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?
I've been a surgeon for eight years. For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I'd like to think it's a good thing--I've arrived at my professional peak. But mainly it seems as if I've just stopped getting better. During the first two or three years in practice, your skills seem to improve almost daily. It's not about hand-eye coördination--you have that down halfway through your residency. As one of my professors once explained, doing surgery is no more physically difficult than writing in cursive. Surgical mastery is about familiarity and judgment. You learn the problems that can occur during a particular procedure or with a particular condition, and you learn how to either prevent or respond to

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