Clinical Coaching for Excellence - Rural Obstetrical and Maternity Sustainability Program (ROAM-SP)

Program Overview

We support rural British Columbian obstetrical and maternity teams to build clinical and personal supportive relationships within your community. Our aim is to increase your community-based confidence to provide local intrapartum services.

Activities may focus on coaching, mentorship, peer exchange and support, skills development, and knowledge sharing among rural obstetric providers. Based on your community needs, coaching sessions can be for individual and group coaching.

All rural obstetrical and maternity teams participating in ROAM may engage in clinical coaching support – including family physicians, midwives, obstetricians and nurses. For more information on eligibility and how to bring ROAM to your community, please see here.

Coaches have access to optional Orientation and Skill Development Check-Ins run by CAMP. In these sessions, you will learn and develop key coaching and mentoring skills from experts and have a safe space to practice among your peers. Study credits and sessional rate payment are included.

Types of Peer Coaching Relationships

Peer coaching relationships may be:

  • Provider-to-provider, within team
  • Team-based, out of community (from regional or referral centres)
  • Team-based, within community
  • Provider-specific

Types of Coaching Activities

Coaching sessions could involve a range of coaching activities, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Direct observation
  • Didactic presentation
  • Feedback
  • Debriefing
  • Case discussion
  • Communication between coaching sessions

Core Principles


Centres on building supportive relationships between colleagues with support and guidance from program staff.


Participation is voluntary. Coachees identify your own needs and goals, and agree to form a relationship with a coach of your selection.


Promotes flexibility to suit the needs of individual physicians, teams, and/or communities and their unique contexts and experiences.


Offers structure with clear guidelines, inclusion criteria, and expectations for both coaches and coachees. Formal evaluation of the program is built in. You may claim CFPC Mainpro+/Royal College MOC study credits where applicable.


Provides a safe environment for confidential interactions between coach and coachee, and with program staff. There is no reporting back to the Regulatory Colleges or the Health Authorities. Our focus is on supportive relationships and quality improvement and not practice assessments.


Aligns efforts with complementary programming where it exists.


How to Get Involved

To bring ROAM to your community, or to get more information, please contact Adrienne Peltonen at or call toll-free at 1-877-908-8222.

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The Clinical Coaching for Excellence Program is run by the University of British Columbia Rural Continuing Professional Development (UBC RCPD) team with support from the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) and funding from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues.

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