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Innovations in Fellowship Education

Innovations in Fellowship Education

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is calling for all adult and pediatric fellowship training programs to submit abstracts showcasing innovative education work done within their pulmonary, critical care, sleep or allergy training programs for consideration for the 2021 ATS Innovations in Fellowship Education Program.

Of note, this award focuses on projects related to fellowship education and curricula. Projects focused exclusively on medical student or resident education may be better served as abstract submissions to the International Conference via the BSHSR Assembly, but they may be considered if a current PCCM fellow is involved in the project. 

Please click here to submit an abstract

Abstracts will be evaluated for their innovation, transferability, sustainability, and outcomes, with an emphasis on innovation. Highly rated abstracts will be invited to speak and share their project at the APCCMPD-ATS-PEPTDA Forum.

We are particularly interested in fellowship innovations involving reducing racial/ethnic disparities or improving diversity, equity, or inclusion.

Who can apply:

  • All pulmonary, allergy, critical care, and sleep fellowship training programs are eligible. Abstracts may be submitted by training program directors, associate training program directors, fellow trainees, or medical educators.
  • If you are not a program director submitting an abstract on behalf of your program, please have your fellowship program director send a brief email of acknowledgement to Lauren Lynch

Abstracts must meet the following criteria to be reviewed:

  • All formatting rules are followed. Abstracts that do not conform to formatting instructions on the application page will not be considered further
  • Abstract has not been previously published elsewhere
  • Abstract describes an educational program which has been implemented at least once
  • Submission targets fellows as learners or includes fellows as teachers or authors

We are extending the deadline to submit Innovations in Fellowship Education abstracts. The deadline is now Monday, December 21, 5pm ET. 

Please note: The Innovations in Fellowship Education and ATS 2021 Call for Abstracts programs have separate review processes, timelines and abstract submission websites.

The ATS Training Committee also encourages you to also submit your abstracts to the general ATS 2021 Call for Abstracts for consideration. Innovations abstract authors should submit via the ATS Behavioral Science and Health Sciences Research (BSHSR) Assembly under the Professional, Education and Training sub-classification. If selected, the BSHSR Assembly in collaboration with the Section on Medical Education, will program the Innovations abstracts in a session based on the best fit.

For more information, contact Lauren Lynch, Director of ATS Education Programs.

Thank you,
Anna Brady, MD
Innovations Co-Chair
Lekshmi Santhosh, MD
Innovations Co-Chair
Hank Fessler, MD
Innovations Co-Chair