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Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Standards: Executive Summary of the Multi-society Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Committee FREE TO VIEW

John J. Mullon, M.D.; Kristin M. Burkart, M.D., M.Sc.; Gerard Silvestri, M.D.; D. Kyle Hogarth, M.D.; Francisco Almeida, M.D.; David Berkowitz, M.D.; George Eapen, M.D.; David Feller-Kopman, M.D.; Henry E. Fessler, MD; Erik Folch, M.D.; Colin Gillespie, M.D.; Andrew Haas, M.D.; Shaheen Islam, M.D.; Carla Lamb, M.D.; Stephanie M. Levine, M.D.; Adnan Majid, M.D.; Fabien Maldonado, M.D.; Ali Musani, M.D.; Craig Piquette, MD; Cynthia Ray, M.D.; Chakravarthy Reddy, M.D.; Otis Rickman, D.O.; Michael Simoff, M.D.; Momen M. Wahidi, M.D., M.B.A.; Hans Lee, M.D.
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Conflicts of Interest: DKH has served as a consultant/lectured for Auris, Boston Scientific, Body Vision, Medtronic and Spiration and received unrestricted educational grants from Boston Scientific and Medtronic. EF has served as a scientific consultant for Boston Scientific, educational consultant for Olympus and principal investigator for clinical trial funded by Medtronic. CG has served on scientific advisory boards for Medtronic, Olympus and Boston Scientific and consulted for Auris Robotics and Boston Scientific. CL has served as educational consultant for Boston Scientific. AM is President-Elect of the American Association of Bronchology. OR has received grant money from Medtronics, Olympus and Chiltern. He has served as a consultant/advisory board member to Medtronic, Olympus, Spiration and Boston Scientific. He is a faculty member for simulation based courses sponsored by CHEST and is also a non-voting member of the CHEST Bronchoscopy Domain Task Force Committee. OR is also a member of the board of directors of the AABIP, a co-sponsor of this executive summary. HL has served as a consultant to Veran Medical and Fuji Medical. All others declare no conflicts of interest.

1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

2Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

3Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

4University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

5Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

6Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

7University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

8Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

9Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

10Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

11University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

12The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

13Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts

14University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

15Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

16Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

17Medical University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

18University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska

19Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

20University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

21Duke University, Durham, NC

Corresponding Author: John Mullon, MD. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Gonda Building 18S, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, 507-284-5398.

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Chest. 2017. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.01.024
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Interventional Pulmonology (IP) is a rapidly evolving subspecialty of pulmonary medicine. In the last ten years formal IP fellowships have increased substantially in number from just five to now over thirty. The vast majority of IP fellowship trainees are selected through the National Residency Matching Program, and validated in-service and certification exams for IP exist. Practice standards and training guidelines for IP fellowship programs have been published, however considerable variability in the environment, curriculum, and experience offered by the various fellowship programs still exists and there is currently no formal accreditation process in place to standardize IP fellowship training. Recognizing the need for more uniform training across the various fellowship programs, a multi-society accreditation committee was formed with the intent to establish common accreditation standards for all IP fellowship programs in the United States. This article provides a summary of those standards and can serve as an accreditation template for training programs and their offices of graduate medical education as they move through the accreditation process.

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