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Resident Boot Camp

Resident Boot Camp

Registration to the 2019 ATS Resident Boot Camp is officially closed. Results of the randomized lottery will be emailed the week of February 18. If you have any questions, 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) scheduled for Friday May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Dallas Texas.  The Boot Camp is for fellows who have matched into a fellowship program for July 2019.

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 2019 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 2019.
  • To register for the lottery, please complete a brief online application
  • Registration into this course will be a randomized lottery for 160 slots
  • Results of the lottery will be emailed on or before February 15, 2019
  • 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.

Agenda, Tracks and Topics

The Boot Camp features two tracks- adult and pediatric. Below are the list of topics that will be covered during the course:

Adult Track Topics
Airway 101
Bronchoscopy 101
Mechanical Ventilation
Difficult Airway Management
Bronchoscopy for Hotshots
Cardiac UltrasoundLung Ultrasound & Pleural Disease
PFT Interpretation
Critical Care Hemodynamic Waveforms
Pulmonary Physiology
Equipment, Gadgets and Gear [formally Pragmatics of Pulmonary Medicine

Pediatric Track Topics
Airway 101
Line Placement & Chest Tubes
Bronchoscopy 101
Mechanical Ventilation
Airway Clearance
Approach to Acute and Chronic Respiratory Failure
Pulmonary Physiology Case Studies
Case Studies in Sleep Medicine
Keys to Success

2019 Boot Camp Leadership

Geoff Connors, MD
RBC Chair (Adult Track)

Nirav Shah, MD
RBC Rising Chair, Chair of Hands-on (Adult Track)

Anna Brady, MD
Co-Chair, Hands-on (Adult Track)

Samir Makani, MD
Co-Chair, Hands-on (Adult Track)

Laura Crotty Alexander, MD
RBC Founder and Leadership

Kristin Burkart, MD, MSc
Advisor of Large Group Sessions (Adult Track)

Matt Drake, MD
Chair of Large Group Sessions (Adult Track)

Isabel Pedraza, MD
Chair of Small Group (Adult Track)

Daniel Jamieson, MD
Vice Chair of Small Group (Adult Track)

May Lee, MD
Assessment and Course Evaluation (Adult Track)

Deb Liptzin, MD
Chair (Pediatric Track)

Edith Zemanick, MD
Co-Chair (Pediatric Track)

Ryan Good, MD
Chair of Hands-on (Pediatric Track)

Trish Kritek, MD, EdM
International Boot Camp Co-Chair

Morgan Soffler, MD
International Boot Camp Co-Chair

Virtual Boot Camp

The 2019 Virtual Boot Camp will include daily webinars, Facebook Live opportunities and access to all presentations, learning objectives and teaching materials from the 2019 live Boot Camp course. Those not selected by the lottery to attend the live course will be automatically be enrolled in the virtual course. More information about the Virtual Boot Camp, including how to register, will be available in January 2019.

International Boot Camp

In effort to expand the scope of the Boot Camp internationally, the ATS has invited five partner societies to invite two fellows to attend the 2019 Boot Camp. For more information about the International Boot Camp, please email Lauren Lynch (llynch@thoracic.org) or Lauren Krampen (lkrampen@thoracic.org).

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