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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 Christine M. Bojanowski, MD New Orleans, LA
Committee Member Anna K. Brady, MD Portland, OR
Committee Member Alicia M. Casey, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Geoffrey R. Connors, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Kathleen Doo, MD New York, NY
Committee Member Matthew G. Drake, MD Portland, OR
Committee Member Mai K. ElMallah, MD, MS Durham, NC
Committee Member - CCR Representative Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member Ashley G. Henderson, MD Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Daniel B. Jamieson, MD Washington, DC
Committee Member Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM Seattle, WA
Committee Member May M. Lee, MD, ATSF Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Mazen F. Odish, MD San Diego, CA
Committee Member Isabel Pedraza, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Bharati Prasad, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Nirav G. Shah, MD, ATSF Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Michelle Sharp, MD, MHS Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Briana Short, MSc, MD New York, NY
Committee Member Morgan Soffler, DM, MD CHESTNUT HILL, MA
Committee Member Chantal Spencer, MD New York, NY
Committee Member Krittika Teerapuncharoen, MD Bangkok, Thailand
Committee Member Edith T. Zemanick, MD Aurora, CO
Staff Lauren G. Lynch New York, NY

The Training Committee (TC) 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 TC primarily focuses on the needs of trainees. As such, the TC reviews and proposes training curricula and program standards and recommends innovative approaches to training of graduate students, clinical fellows, residents and postdoctoral fellows to meet the professional standards and workforce needs. The TC monitors training requirements of accrediting and certifying organizations, and responds to legislative and regulatory activities that affect training, by giving recommendations to the Board on policies related to such activities. The TC collaborates with Assemblies, other Committees, Thoracic Society Chapters, and other professional societies and organizations 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.

Benchmarks, 2018-2019:
• Continue established educational programming at the International Conference for trainees and training program directors: Fellows Case Conference (Sun or Mon AM), Forum for Clinical Educators (Sat PM), and Resident Boot Camp (Fri and Sat). Continue programs to recognize and highlight the accomplishments of early career medical educators, and to share innovative educational tools and programs: Innovations in Fellowship Education. Continue collaborating with Education and MITT Committees, and the Section on Medical Education (SoME). 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.

• Develop and review modern educational materials to be shared virtually with trainees, specifically to include: graduate students, PhD and MD clinical and research postdoctoral fellows, throughout the year: Career Development Core Training (CDCT - with MITT), Research Core Training (RCT - with DDDD, AII and RCMB), Adult and Pediatric ATS Reading Lists, and the Best of ATS Video Lecture Series (BAVLS).•Further refine the Resident Boot Camp (RBC) sub-committee of the TC. The TC will direct all RBC programs and provide leadership. The Chairs of both the adult and pediatric RBC will be members of the TC (to be discussed with ATS Leadership - can we have seats on the TC reserved for these 2 leaders of the courses?). All other members of the RBC sub-committee and working groups may be members of the TC or any other ATS committee, section or assembly.

• Virtual Resident Boot Camp (VBC) – All applicants to the ATS RBC 2019 will be accepted into the VBC. Content will be provided to these Virtual Boot-campers on a monthly basis. The TC will build a curriculum for the VBC, and content will likely include: previously recorded RBC lectures from 2017 and 2018, VBC webinars recorded in 2018, CDCT and RCT webinars and podcasts, and a variety of other ATS web content - BAVLS, Reading Lists, podcasts, etc. Live webinars and Facebook Live sessions will be run during the in-person RBC in 2019, targeting all residents not selected to attend the 2018 RBC in person, and will be done in more digestible and deliverable bites of 10-30 minutes.

• International RBC – Invite international societies to send delegates to participate in the ATS in-person RBC. We will specifically recommend that societies send 1 trainee to participate in the RBC, and 1 more senior medical educator to learn about the ATS RBC in the hopes that we can provide them with the tools with which they can run their own Boot Camps. International trainees participating in the RBC will be invited to review ATS educational content available virtually, to provide feedback on the relevance to international trainees.

Other general benchmarks:
• Review any proposed policy or position statements relevant to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and advise the Board of Directors accordingly;
• Collaborate with MITT to develop resources and programming for fellows transitioning to early career faculty positions (Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp);
• Collaborate with leadership of the Fellows Track Symposium, Student Scholars and Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp to ensure the highest level of educational opportunities for the trainees attending;
• Work with the Thoracic Society Chapters to develop content for trainees attending their meetings (Boot Camp to-go).