Procedural competency in bronchoscopy is a core training requirement for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellowship programs. Despite broader shifts to competency-based education within graduate medical education, current bronchoscopy training recommendations remain volume-based, and competency is determined at the discretion of the Program Director. Furthermore, there is no current gold standard for the assessment of competency in bronchoscopy. To address existing gaps in PCCM fellowship competency-based education, we propose utilizing and validating the System for Improving and Measuring Procedural Learning or SIMPL tool, a smart phone-based tool previously developed for operative assessment, in the assessment of bronchoscopy.
1. Outline the proposal for the initial validation and longitudinal observational study of the SIMPL tool for bronchoscopy assessment in PCCM trainees.
Dru Claar, MD
University of Michigan