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Chest. 2017 May;151(5):1114-1121. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2017.01.024. Epub 2017 Jan 26.

Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Standards: Executive Summary of the Multisociety Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Committee.

Author information

1
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address: mullon.john@mayo.edu.
2
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.
3
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
4
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
5
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
6
Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
7
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
8
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
9
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
10
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
11
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
12
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
13
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA.
14
University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.
15
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.
16
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
17
Medical University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
18
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE.
19
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI.
20
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
21
Duke University, Durham, NC.

Abstract

Interventional pulmonology (IP) is a rapidly evolving subspecialty of pulmonary medicine. In the last 10 years, formal IP fellowships have increased substantially in number from five to now > 30. The vast majority of IP fellowship trainees are selected through the National Resident Matching Program, and validated in-service and certification examinations for IP exist. Practice standards and training guidelines for IP fellowship programs have been published; however, considerable variability in the environment, curriculum, and experience offered by the various fellowship programs remains, and there is currently no formal accreditation process in place to standardize IP fellowship training. Recognizing the need for more uniform training across the various fellowship programs, a multisociety accreditation committee was formed with the intent to establish common accreditation standards for all IP fellowship programs in the United States. This article provides a summary of those standards and can serve as an accreditation template for training programs and their offices of graduate medical education as they move through the accreditation process.

KEYWORDS:

bronchoscopy; education; interventional bronchoscopy; thoracoscopy

PMID:
28132754
DOI:
10.1016/j.chest.2017.01.024
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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