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Original Research: Pulmonary Procedures |

Validation of an Interventional Pulmonary ExaminationValidation of an Interventional Pulmonary Exam

Hans J. Lee, MD, FCCP; David Feller-Kopman, MD, FCCP; R. Wesley Shepherd, MD; Francisco A. Almeida, MD, FCCP; Rabih Bechara, MD, FCCP; David Berkowitz, MD; Mohit Chawla, MD, FCCP; Erik Folch, MD; Andrew Haas, MD, PhD, FCCP; Colin Gillespie, MD; Robert Lee, MD; Adnan Majid, MD, FCCP; Rajiv Malhotra, DO, FCCP; Ali Musani, MD, FCCP; Jonathan Puchalski, MD; Daniel Sterman, MD, FCCP; Lonny Yarmus, DO, FCCP
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From Interventional Pulmonology (Drs H. J. Lee, Shepherd, and Malhotra), Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA; Interventional Pulmonology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Drs Feller-Kopman and Yarmus), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine (Dr Almeida), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Interventional Pulmonology Program (Drs Bechara and Berkowitz), Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Pulmonary Medicine (Dr Chawla) and Medicine/Pulmonary Service (Dr R. Lee), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonology Department of Surgery (Drs Folch and Majid), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Section of Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Oncology (Drs Haas and Sterman), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Northwestern University (Dr Gillespie), Evanston, IL; National Jewish Health (Dr Musani), Denver, CO; and Internal Medicine-Pulmonary (Dr Puchalski), Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Correspondence to: Hans J. Lee, MD, FCCP, VCU Health System, PO Box 980050, Richmond, VA 23298-0050; e-mail: snah74@hotmail.com


Funding/Support: The authors have reported to CHEST that no funding was received for this study.

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Chest. 2013;143(6):1667-1670. doi:10.1378/chest.12-1963
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Background:  Interventional pulmonology (IP) is an emerging subspecialty with a dedicated 12 months of additional training after traditional pulmonary and critical care fellowships with fellowships across the country. A multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination was developed to measure didactic knowledge acquired in IP fellowships.

Methods:  Interventional pulmonologists from 10 academic centers developed a MCQ-based examination on a proposed curriculum for IP fellowships. The 75 multiple-choice question examination was proctored, time limited (120 min), and computer-based. The examination was administered to IP faculty, IP fellows in their last month of fellowship, graduating pulmonary and critical care fellows in their last month of training, and incoming first-year pulmonary and critical care fellows.

Results:  The mean score for IP faculty was 87% (range, 83%-94%), 74% for IP fellows (range, 61%-81%, SD 5.09, median 76%), 62% for graduating pulmonary and critical care fellows (range 52% to 73%), and 50% for incoming pulmonary/critical care fellows (range, 35%-65%). There was a graduated increase in mean scores with level of IP training. Scores differed significantly across the four groups (P = .001).

Conclusion:  A validated MCQ examination can measure IP knowledge. There is a difference in IP knowledge based on IP training exposure.

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