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Innovations in Fellowship Education

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Innovations in Fellowship Education

Innovations in Fellowship Education

The American Thoracic Society greatly values a strong fellowship program as a means of academic and clinical success. To recognize programs that implement exceptional practices, the ATS Training Committee developed the Innovations in Fellowship Education program. All pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and allergy fellowship programs (adult and pediatric) were invited to submit abstracts showcasing a novel and innovative best practice. Abstracts were reviewed and ranked by the ATS Training Committee based on the following criteria:

  1. Innovation: How unique is the educational program? What is new and different?
  2. Implementation/Sustainability: How was the program implemented and how effective was such implementation? Is this program sustainable?
  3. Transferability: How easily might this educational program be adopted by other fellowship programs?
  4. Outcomes: Are there reported outcomes or plans to measure them?

The goal of this program is to recognize fellowship programs that demonstrate educational excellence and to share these best practices with other programs.

The following programs were selected by the ATS Training Committee as the standout programs in educational excellence this year. New York University Langone School of Medicine submitted the top innovations abstract for 2020!

New York University Langone School of Medicine
SIM-plifying Palliative Extubations: A Two-Part Interdisciplinary OSCE in a Simulation Center to Assess Entrustable Professional Activities

University of Colorado
Fellow as Educator: Educational Skills Development during Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training through Deliberate Practice and Coaching

University of Washington
Fluoroscopy with Bronchoscopy: A Just-in-time Training Video to Fill an Education Gap

 

The ATS would like to showcase the additional institutions who submitted an abstract to the 2020 Innovations in Fellowship Education program:

Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Easing Transition through Innovation - A Revamp of our Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program’s Orientation

Boston University School of Medicine
Implementation of a Low-Cost Pilot Intervention to Improve Fellows Ultrasound Ability

Children’s Hospital Colorado
Initiation of a Structured Research Timeline to Improve Pediatric Pulmonary Fellows’ Research Training

Detroit Medical Center - Wayne State University
Simulation-Based Curriculum for Ultrasound Training and Shock Management in a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship Training Program: Effectiveness and retention

Detroit Medical Center - Wayne State University
Improving Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Competency in Pulmonary Fellows with a Novel Hands-on Simulation-based Curriculum

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Implementing a Professional Development Coaching Program in a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Program

Mayo Clinic
Novel Research and Career Development Curriculum for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows

National Jewish Health, University of Colorado
Pulmonary Management of Neuromuscular Weakness

Stony Brook Medical Center
A Blended Learning Paradigm for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Ultrasound Education

University of California, Los Angeles
Implementation of Continuous Constructive Feedback Process to Improve Bronchoscopy Competency

University of Colorado
Development of a Medical Intensive Care Unit Curriculum Following a Targeted Needs Assessment

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Simulation to Improve Critical Care Fellows’ Confidence in Intubation

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
A Novel, Longitudinal Curriculum for Communication, Professionalism and Ethics

University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Implementation and Assessment of a Novel Ambulatory Curriculum for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Trainees

Questions? Please send an email to Lauren Lynch and Rebecca Fisch