ANNALS OF MEDICINE
Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?
by Atul GawandeOCTOBER 3, 2011
No matter how well trained people are, few can sustain their best performance on their own. That’s where coaching comes in.
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…..