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Fellow to Faculty

Registration to the 2019 Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp program is now closed. All applicants will be emailed with the results of outcome no later than February 21st. If you have any questions, please send an email to lguzman@thoracic.org. Good luck!

The ATS is pleased to announce that the Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp will be held at the ATS 2019 International Conference in Dallas, TX on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp is a two-day course covering specific knowledge and skills for the often times difficult transition from fellowship and post-doctoral training to unsupervised practice as clinical and/or research faculty. The Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp is for fellows in training, including clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine fellows as well as post-doctoral fellows who are within a year from transitioning to their terminal faculty position.


If you have questions about award criteria or eligibility, please contact:

Elizabeth Guzman


This Boot Camp is designed for clinical, clinician-educator, and physician-scientist pulmonary, critical care, and/or sleep fellows, as well as for graduate students or post-doctoral fellows. Didactic, interactive, and hands-on sessions will be employed in the Boot Camp to maximize engagement, utility, and durability of knowledge transfer.

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At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Address specific topics and challenges related to the transition to independent careers as clinicians, clinician educators, physician-scientists and basic science researchers.
  • Describe strategies to address challenges and opportunities encountered in academic medical settings for early career faculty.
  • Employ specific skills not necessarily taught during fellowship or postdoctoral training, but necessary for success as faculty, such as:
    • leadership and teamwork skills for attending physicians,
    • specific skills and strategies for transitioning to independent clinical practice,
    • specific skills and strategies to transitioning to independent research activities,
    • developing teaching skills as a faculty member,
    • time management skills,
    • didactic and hands-on sessions about best practices in coding and billing,
    • balancing clinical duties, organizational service, educational opportunities and research endeavors
    • how to get involved in the ATS to support career development and professional growth
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Click here to view the agenda


Who is eligible to apply?

  • We will accept up to 30 (15 clinical PCCM fellows and 15 post-doctoral PhD) fellows on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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How do I apply? 

  • Registration to the 2019 Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp is now open, click here.

How are applications accepted/received?

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
  • The application deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019.
  • The ATS will accept one fellow per training program; however, more than one fellow per program may apply and ‘additional’ fellows will be put on a waiting list. Based on the number of applications received, the ATS may ultimately choose more than one fellow per program.

What happens if I am selected?

If a fellow/post-doctoral PhD is selected for the 2019 course, he/she will be receiving:

  • Registration for the two-day course.
  • Meals for the duration of two-days.

Please note: Accepted Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp fellows are required to make their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Evaluations from participants of the Fellow-to-Faculty Boot camp are mandatory, and will be due late than Friday, July 1, 2019.

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