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Resident Boot Camp

Online application to the ATS Resident Boot Camp will be open in early December. For more information please send an email to Rebecca Fisch at rfisch@thoracic.org.

Program Overview:

The ATS Resident Boot Camp is a two-day course for internal medicine and pediatric residents (as well as chief residents and hospitalists). The goal of the Boot Camp is to prepare fellows entering an adult or pediatric pulmonary or critical care fellowship with the information, confidence and knowledge needed to flourish on the first day of fellowship.  The course will include didactic presentations, small group breakouts and hands-on skill-based workshops. The Boot Camp recruits over 140 of the best faculty teachers from across the country.  These clinician educators are the heart and soul of this very exciting course.

Course Objectives:

Participation in the ATS Resident Boot Camp allows residents to:

  • Acquire knowledge of basic techniques and principles of mechanical ventilation, airway management, and bronchoscopy (indications, techniques, and limitations).
  • Attain skills in vascular, thoracic, and pleural ultrasound image acquisition for ultrasound-guided procedures and diagnosis (pneumothorax, thoracentesis, line placement, right ventricular dilation/dysfunction, volume status).
  • Improve knowledge base in cardiopulmonary physiology.
  • Develop strategies to successfully manage common clinical emergencies encountered as a fellow.

How Do I Apply?

  • The ATS Resident Boot Camp course is for internal medicine and pediatric residents (U.S. and international) as well as hospitalists who have been accepted into a pulmonary or critical care fellowship program beginning July.
  • Registration into this course will be a randomized lottery for 160 slots
  • Results of the lottery will be emailed in mid-February
  • If you have questions about criteria or eligibility, please email Lauren Lynch, director of education programs, at llynch@thoracic.org or call 212-315-8698.

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Last Reviewed: July 2019