Resident Boot Camp

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The ATS would like to recognize the 2021 Resident Boot Camp Recipients!

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The ATS Resident Boot Camp is a training course for internal medicine and pediatric residents (as well as chief residents and hospitalists) who have matched into a fellowship program beginning July 2021.  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. 

For 2021, the Boot Camp will be held entirely virtually via Zoom Meeting and will include large and small group breakouts.

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).
  • Improve knowledge base in cardiopulmonary physiology.
  • Develop strategies to successfully manage common clinical emergencies encountered as a fellow.


Adult Track Boot Camp

High-flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen / Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs)
ICU Emergencies
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Mechanical Ventilation
Airway Management

Pediatric Track Boot Camp

Hands on Inhalers, Airway Clearance, Trachs (January)
Interesting Cases (January)
Chronic Ventilation (February)
Breathing Emergency Cases (February)
ECMO (March)
Bronchoscopy (March)
Ventilation - invasive and non-invasive (April)
Physiology (April)
PFTs (April)
Pediatric Cases (May)

Adult Track Boot Camp

  • The Adult Track Boot Camp for internal medicine residents (as well as chief residents and hospitalists) who have matched into a fellowship program beginning July 2021.  
  • Those selected by randomized lottery to attend the Adult Track Boot Camp will be invited to attend two half-days of live webinars starting in May 2021. 

Pediatric Track Boot Camp

  • The Pediatric Track Boot Camp is for pediatric pulmonary and pediatric critical care fellows.
  • All those who apply to the Pediatric Track Boot Camp will be accepted. 
  • The Pediatric Track Boot Camp will consist of ten one-hour live webinars starting in January through June 2021.

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

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

Deb Liptzin, MD
Chair, RBC (Pediatric Track)

Tom Saba, MD
Chair, RBC (Pediatric 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)

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

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Lauren Lynch (