Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Standards: Executive Summary of the Multisociety Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Committee

John J. Mullon, Kristin M. Burkart, Gerard Silvestri, D. Kyle Hogarth, Francisco Almeida, David Berkowitz, George A. Eapen, David Feller-Kopman, Henry E. Fessler, Erik Folch, Colin Gillespie, Andrew Haas, Shaheen U. Islam, Carla Lamb, Stephanie M. Levine, Adnan Majid, Fabien Maldonado, Ali I. Musani, Craig Piquette, Cynthia RayChakravarthy B. Reddy, Otis Rickman, Michael Simoff, Momen M. Wahidi, Hans Lee

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Interventional pulmonology (IP) is a rapidly evolving subspecialty of pulmonary medicine. In the last 10 years, formal IP fellowships have increased substantially in number from five to now > 30. The vast majority of IP fellowship trainees are selected through the National Resident Matching Program, and validated in-service and certification examinations 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 remains, 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 multisociety 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1114-1121
Number of pages8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • bronchoscopy
  • education
  • interventional bronchoscopy
  • thoracoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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