The FTS program is solely supported by educational grants. The total number of fellow slots will be determined once funding is secured in early 2017.
The deadline to submit an FTS application is March 1, 2017.
If you have questions about award criteria or eligibility, please contact Elizabeth Guzman, manager of ATS Education Projects & Junior Professionals, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-315-8627.
- The FTS provides pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine fellows (adult and pediatric) who are enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited, U.S. training program with an orientation to the sessions most relevant to them at the ATS 2017 International Conference in Washington, DC. The FTS will include faculty presentations on clinical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders, including sepsis, COPD, lung cancer, asthma, and interventional pulmonology. The FTS will also feature an ultrasonography dinner symposium.
- The FTS will again include a pediatric track, which will include faculty presentations relevant to a pediatric career in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine (asthma in children, pediatric cystic fibrosis, and pediatric hypertension).
- FTS participants will have the opportunity to interact with world-renowned faculty speakers and leading experts in informal settings during meals and breaks.
- Each topic discussed during the symposium will correspond to specific sessions and poster presentations at ATS 2017.
- The ATS will require all participating fellows to participate in the audience response system to assess knowledge and learning.
The FTS will allow fellows to:
- Maximize educational experience of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
- Synthesize and discuss current and emerging trends in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
- Integrate up-to-date, cutting edge information into the diagnosis and management of clinical care pathways in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
- Interpret clinical implications of case studies reviewed during expert panel discussions.
- Enhanced core competencies in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine to improve patient care.
- Apply new skills, standard-of-care clinical behaviors, and evidence-based best practices in their daily medical practice.
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Who is eligible to apply?
- Every ACGME-accredited, U.S.-based training program is invited to designate one pulmonary, critical care, or sleep fellow (adult or pediatric) per program to attend the FTS.
- More than one fellow per institution may apply. However, after the first applicant, additional fellows will be placed on a waiting list. If additional slots remain, ATS will contact those fellows on the waiting list. Program directors who wish to nominate more than one fellow per program are asked to indicate their preference order (i.e., 1st, 2nd, 3rd). For more information, please contact Elizabeth Guzman, manager of ATS Education Projects & Junior Professionals, at email@example.com or call 212-315-8627.
How do I apply?
- To be considered for the FTS program, apply here.
- Fellows are required to submit a one-page letter of support from their fellowship program directors explaining why the fellow should be considered for the program.
How are applications accepted/received?
- Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
- The application deadline is March 1, 2017.
- The ATS will accept one fellow per training program; however, more than one fellow per program may apply and will be put on a waiting list. Based on the number of applications received, the ATS may award more than one fellow per program.
What happens if I am selected?
If a fellow is selected for the 2017 FTS, he/she will be awarded:
- A travel scholarship to help defray the cost of travel to attend the ATS 2017 International Conference. (If travel to the conference presents a staffing issue or conflict, unfortunately the fellow will not be eligible.) Accepted FTS fellows are required to make their own travel and hotel arrangements.
- Registration for the two-day FTS course.
- Meals for the duration of the FTS program.
Do I need to register/attend the ATS International Conference?
Yes, accepted fellows still need to register and attend the ATS International Conference. Attendance at the conference is mandatory and a fellow's inability to stay for the duration will jeopardize receiving the award. Registration will open in early December .
What is a FTS post report?
Each selected fellow is required to submit a formal report to ATS describing:
- The professional knowledge gained from attending the 2017 FTS and ATS International Conference.
- Discuss the major highlights of the 2017 FTS and International Conference.
- How you applied/or will apply this knowledge to your daily practice to improve patient care.
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