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Table 2 Tailored interview questions

From: Executive/life coaching for first year medical students: a prospective study

Managing Stress
 How confident do you feel in your ability to handle stress?
 How confident are you that you have the tools to manage stress?
Creating a future vision
 Given your current medical school experience, how helpful is it to imagine your life in ten years?
 Given your current medical school experience, how helpful is it to set goals for your future?
 Given your current medical school experience, how helpful is it to create a plan for your future?
Goal Setting
 How valuable is it to identify specific career goals (e.g., residency)?
 How valuable is it to identify specific personal goals (e.g. lifestyle)?
Time Management
 How well are you able to set priorities?
 How well do you manage your time?
Self-awareness of stress management strategies
 How adept are you at noticing the way you think about stress?
 How adept are you at managing your thoughts about stress?
Energy
 How high is your energy for relationships with friends and loved ones?
 How high is your energy for medical school demands?
 How high is your optimism about school?
  1. Participants rated responses from 1 (very confident/helpful/valuable/well/adept/high) to 4 (not at all confident/helpful/valuable/well/adept/high)