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Resident Boot Camp


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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 Boot Camp is for fellows who have matched into a fellowship program for July.

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 large and small group breakouts and hands-on workshops. The Boot Camp recruits over 140 of the best faculty teachers from across the country to teach at this course. These educators are the heart and soul of this very exciting course!

Course Objectives

Participation in the ATS Resident Boot Camp allows attendees 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.

Virtual Boot Camp

The Virtual Boot Camp will include webinars, Facebook Live opportunities and access to presentations and teaching materials from the live Boot Camp course. Those not selected by the lottery to attend the live course will be automatically be enrolled in the virtual course.

International Boot Camp

In effort to expand the scope of the Boot Camp internationally, the ATS has invited five partner societies to invite fellows to attend the Boot Camp. For more information about the International Boot Camp, please email Lauren Lynch (llynch@thoracic.org)

2020 Boot Camp Leadership Team

Nirav Shah, MD
Chair, ATS RBC (Adult Track)

Matt Drake, MD
Vice Chair, ATS RBC (Adult Track)

Dan Jamieson, MD
Large Group Pillar Chair (Adult Track)

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA
Small Group Pillar Chair (Adult Track)

Briana Short, MD
Small Group Vice Chair (Adult Track)

Anna Brady, MD
Hands On Pillar Chair (Adult Track)

Stephanie Maximus, MD
Hands On Vice Chair (Adult Track)

Trish Kritek, MD, EdM
Chair, International Boot Camp

Morgan Soffler, DM, MD
Vice Chair, International Boot Camp

Laura Crotty Alexander, MD
Chair, Virtual Boot Camp (VBC)

Isabel Pedraza
Co-Chair, Virtual Boot Camp (VBC)

Viren Kaul, MD
Co-Chair, Virtual Boot Camp (VBC)

Deb Liptzin, MD
Chair, RBC (Pediatric Track)

Ryan Good, MD
Chair, RBC (Pediatric Track)

Erin Powell, MD
Chair, Hands-on (Pediatric Track)


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Lauren Lynch (llynch@thoracic.org) or Rebecca Fisch (rfisch@thoracic.org). Good luck!!