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Improving Procedural Training and Certification in Pulmonary Medicine

David Ost, MD, MPH; George A. Eapen, MD; Carlos A. Jimenez, MD; Rodolfo C. Morice, MD
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From The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Correspondence to: David Ost, MD, MPH, the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Pulmonary Department, Unit 1462, Houston, TX 77030-4009; e-mail: dost@mdanderson.org


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The authors have reported to CHEST that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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© 2010 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2010;137(1):6-8. doi:10.1378/chest.09-1281
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With the rapid development of new technologies in pulmonary medicine, it has become increasingly important to ensure that the skills and competency needed to provide these services are acquired by practicing physicians. This is particularly relevant to interventional pulmonology (IP) because of its emphasis on technology and procedures. The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society have previously issued guidelines regarding training for IP procedures.1,2 However, subsequent surveys by the ACCP have demonstrated wide variability between fellowship programs in terms of IP procedures.3 This is not a new problem, since prior reports from over a decade ago demonstrated similar variability in terms of training for transbronchial needle aspiration.4,5 It is important to note that variability in training adversely impacts patient care, since it can lead to underutilization of effective techniques in addition to low-quality performance.6 It is therefore important that structures and processes be developed to facilitate effective procedural training and certification.

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