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Award for Innovations in Fellowship Education

For Fellows & Junior Professionals

2014 Innovations in Fellowship Education Program

To download the 2014 Innovations Highlights Book, Click Here

Program Overview

The ATS greatly values a strong fellowship program as a means of academic and clinical success. In an effort to recognize programs that go above and beyond to implement exceptional practices, the ATS Training Committee developed the Innovations in Fellowship Education Program.  All U.S. pulmonary, critical care, sleep and allergy fellowship programs (adult and pediatric) were invited to submit one abstract showcasing a novel and innovation best practice method. Abstracts were reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation: how unique is the educational program? What is new and different?
  • Implementation / Sustainability: how was the program implemented and how effective was such an implementation? Was this program able to sustain over time?
  • Transferability: how easily might this educational program be able to be used by other programs?
  • Outcomes: are there reported outcomes or plans to measure them?

To read the ATS News story about the ATS Innovations program, click here.

Congratulations to the Five Outstanding Programs!

The ATS Training Committee selected five abstracts and is pleased to honor the following top programs for 2014:

Institution Name

Title of Abstract

Baylor College of Medicine

The Pediatric Critical Care “Boot Camp” Curriculum

Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth Medical Center

Standardized Assessment of Academic Productivity During Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training

Mayo Clinic

Incorporation of Quality Improvement Education as an Integral Part of Fellows Training

University of Colorado

Addressing Entrustable Professional Activities through a Novel ARDS Curriculum

University of Maryland

MarylandCCProject.org - Using an E-Community to Enhance Critical Care Fellowship Education

All abstracts that were received are published within this highlights booklet.

The ATS Training Committee would like to thank all the programs that submitted an abstract and applauds them for innovative and outstanding work!

Health Equality

The ATS Training Committee would also like to recognize those educational programs that expanded knowledge in areas of heath equality or potentially met the needs of a diverse group of trainees. Those programs are noted with an asterisk in the table of contents and the program itself within the highlights book.

Where can I download the Innovations Book?

If you would like more information about the ATS Innovations program, please contact Lauren Lynch, Director of ATS Education Programs, at llynch@thoracic.org

To download the 2014 Innovations in Fellowship Education booklet, please click here.
To download the 2013 Innovations in Fellowship Education booklet, please click here.
To download the 2012 Innovations in Fellowship Education booklet, please click here.