An approach to interventional pulmonary fellowship training

Carla R. Lamb, David Feller-Kopman, Armin Ernst, Mike J. Simoff, Daniel H. Sterman, Momen M. Wahidi, Kevin L. Kovitz

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Abstract

Interventional pulmonology continues to be a specialty that is experiencing an evolution of new technologies, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary care. The diversity and application of these procedures in patients with more complex conditions is leading to the need for more specific recommendations in training within this area. As patient safety and outcomes-based measures of clinical practice and procedures are in the forefront, the need for standardization in procedural training in high-volume centers of excellence beyond pulmonary and critical care fellowships must be considered. Other procedure-based specialties have developed such training programs, with structured curricula to enhance patient safety and outcomes, develop validated metrics for competency assessment of trainees, improve trainee education, and further advance the field by fostering research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalCHEST
Volume137
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Lamb, C. R., Feller-Kopman, D., Ernst, A., Simoff, M. J., Sterman, D. H., Wahidi, M. M., & Kovitz, K. L. (2010). An approach to interventional pulmonary fellowship training. CHEST, 137(1), 195-199. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.09-0494