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Training Committee

Chair Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, ATSF San Diego, CA
Vice Chair Kristin M. Burkart, MD, MSc, ATSF New York, NY
Committee Member Anna K. Brady, MD Portland, OR
Committee Member Brendan J. Clark, MD, MS Aurora, CO
Committee Member Geoffrey R. Connors, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Matthew G. Drake, MD Portland, OR
Committee Member Mai K. ElMallah, MD, MS Worcester, MA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member Ashley G. Henderson, MD Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Jennifer L. Ingram, PhD Durham, NC
Committee Member Danai Khemasuwan, MD, MBA Natick, MA
Committee Member Patricia A. Kritek, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member May M. Lee, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Sharon A. McGrath-Morrow, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Ali I. Musani, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Amit Parulekar, MD, MS Houston, TX
Committee Member Isabel Pedraza, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Bharati Prasad, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Nirav G. Shah, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Michelle Sharp, MD, MHS Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Briana Short, MSc, MD New York, NY
Committee Member Chantal Spencer, MD New York, NY
Committee Member Krittika Teerapuncharoen, MD Bangkok, Thailand
Committee Member Jason E. Wagner, MD Philadelphia, PA
Staff Lauren G. Lynch New York, NY

The Training Committee provides strategic guidance for the Society in issues related to clinical and research training in adult and pediatric pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The Committee reviews and proposes training curricula and program standards and recommends innovative approaches to training of graduate students, clinical fellows and postdoctoral fellows to meet the professional standards and workforce needs. The Committee monitors training requirements of accrediting and certifying organizations and advises the Board of Directors regarding those requirements. The Committee responds to legislative and regulatory activities that affect training, by giving recommendations to the Board on policies related to such activities. The Training Committee collaborates with Assemblies and other Committees to develop common strategies to promote excellence in clinical and research training and career development, support efforts to eliminate gender, racial, or ethnic disparities, and promote involvement in the Society of members in training and educational program leaders. The Committee collaborates with other professional societies and organizations to accomplish shared goals related to training.

Benchmarks, 2017-2018:
Continue to develop educational programming at the International Conference for trainees and training program directors. Collaborate with the Education and MITT Committees, and Section on Medical Education, to develop, implement and assess this programming.
• Adult Pulmonary Critical Care Resident Boot Camp (RBC) – 2 day course, annually (Fri-Sat)
• Pediatric Pulmonary and/or Critical Care Resident Boot Camp (RBC) – 2 day course, annually (Fri-Sat)
• Virtual RBC – in development, with 4 lectures taped thus far, and 5-10 min segments of hands-on sessions
• International RBC – in development; pilot proposal submitted
• Fellow’s Case Conference – 2 hour session, annually (Sun)
• Forum for Clinical Educators – 3 hour session, annually (Sat)

Develop modern educational materials to share widely with trainees, specifically to include: graduate students, PhD and MD clinical and research postdoctoral fellows, making the materials freely available through the ATS website. Collaborate with relevant committees to make content outstanding (DDDD, MITT, Education, Research, Web Editorial, Section on Medical Education).
• Best of ATS Video Lecture Series – plan to move the leadership over to the Section on Medical Education this year (2018), but will have TC members remain involved
• Research Core Training – new program, 30 min webinar plus 5-10 min podcast, goal to have 3 made in the next year (in collaboration with DDDD)
• Career Development Core Training – new program, similar to RCT above, goal to have 3 webinars and podcasts to be made in the next year. Will also record Podcasts at the IC, near the Center for Career Development, right after each speaker completes their session (collaboration with MITT and Section on Medical Education)
• ATS Reading List – longstanding list of relevant articles for all relevant clinical areas, updated annually
• Pediatric Pulmonary ATS Reading List – new list in development (plan to go live in 2018)

Develop programs to recognize and highlight the accomplishments of early career medical educators, and to share innovative educational tools and programs.
• Innovations in Fellowship Education – annual call for abstracts, timed with the ATS call for abstracts to encourage dual submission (ribbons for posters presented at ATS)
• Continue to foster a collaborative relationship with fellowship directors via the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) and the Pediatric Pulmonary Training Directors Association (PEPTDA), to better meet the needs of our diverse trainees
• Review any proposed policy or position statements relevant to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) or Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and advise the Board of Directors accordingly
• Collaborate with the MITT Committee to develop resources and programming for fellows transitioning to early career faculty positions (Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp)