Session Description
This series, based on Kern et al.’s six-step approach to curriculum development, provides educators with a framework for problem identification and general needs assessment, targeted needs assessment, writing goals and objectives, educational strategies, implementation, and evaluation and feedback. Each brief module allows learners the option of applying these skills to a single workshop or a longitudinal curriculum. Learners can download a curriculum plan template that can be completed as modules are accessed, allowing for the creation of a draft curriculum plan to meet their program’s specific need.

Session Objectives

  1. Identify an educational need in the fellowship program.
  2. Outline a systematic approach to curriculum development.
  3. Develop a workshop or longitudinal curriculum for the fellowship program.

Session Speakers

  • Başak Çoruh, MD, Chair, University of Washington
    • Başak Çoruh, MD is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program at the University of Washington. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Çoruh serves on the Education Committees of the American Thoracic Society and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors and is active in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education both locally and nationally. Her interests in medical education include curriculum development, coaching, and leadership.
  • Kristin M. Burkart, MD, MSc, Columbia University Medical Center
    • Kristin M Burkart, MD, MSc is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship since July 2011. Dr. Burkart earned her medical degree at Albany Medical College, where she was named to Alpha Omega Alpha; she completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where she was honored to be selected as the chief medical resident for an additional year. Dr. Burkart completed her fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, during which time she also earned her Master of Science in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Burkart is respected nationally as a leader in fellowship training and education. She is the APCCMPD’s current Secretary-Treasurer and a Past President. As the Chair of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Training Committee, Dr. Burkart is actively involved in trainee education at the national level. This committee provides strategic guidance for ATS on issues related to clinical and research training in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Burkart is dedicated to providing an educational and research environment for her fellows that fosters their development into compassionate and exceptional physicians, clinician-educators, and physician-investigator.
  • James Frank, MD, MA, University of California San Francisco
    • James Frank, MD, MA is a clinician-educator and professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where he focuses on medical education across undergraduate and graduate learners. He is a medical student coach in the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum and directs the medical student critical care immersion experience and critical care acting internship. He has been the program director for the UCSF Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program for the past four years. His clinical roles include critical care medicine and co-leading the pulmonary embolism response team and the neuromuscular respiratory clinic at the SFVA. He formerly ran a biomedical research program and has experience in training and mentoring physician-scientists. His current academic interests include educational leadership, teaching quality improvement and communication skills, professional/personal coaching, and curriculum development and implementation.
  • Tristan Huie, MD, University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine
    • Tristan Huie, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado and National Jewish Health. He has directed the Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado since 2017. He specializes in the care of patients with interstitial lung disease and was the Clinical Director for ILD at National Jewish Health from 2013-17. He still enjoys attending the ICU and is passionate about medical education.
      Dr. Huie graduated from Gonzaga University, attended Georgetown University for medical school and residency, and completed his fellowship training in Denver.
  • May M. Lee, MD, University of Southern California
    • May M. Lee, MD is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. She is the Fellowship Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program since July 2018 and is also the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit as well as the Service Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep services at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, she was the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Training Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lee earned her medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and Post-Doctoral Research program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Lee’s clinical interests are in critical care medicine as well as medical education.  Dr. Lee has long been active as an educator both in and out of medicine, from teaching at an outdoor adventure-based program for “at-risk” youth, to developing a new curriculum for 6th-graders, to her roles as both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Program Director. She is active in Pulmonary and Critical Care society committees, working on curriculum building and educational programming on local, regional, and national levels.
  • Mirna Mohanraj, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    • Mirna Mohanraj, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education and the Associate Program Director for the Mount Sinai Morningside-West Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Mohanraj graduated from The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at the University of Chicago Hospital and the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She completed her Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Mohanraj is a leader and clinician-educator at the Icahn School of Medicine. She has received awards for teaching excellence, leadership, and innovative curricula design. Dr. Mohanraj’s research interests focus on curriculum development, physician trainee well-being, and bioethics improvement and education. Her longstanding Humanism in Medicine Series received a 2017 American Thoracic Society Innovation in Fellowship Education Award. Her novel study aimed at humanizing the ICU experience was awarded a 2019 ACGME Back to the Bedside grant and was featured in the Discovery+ documentary The Surge at Mount Sinai. Dr. Mohanraj developed and directs the innovative Teaching Scholars Curriculum for Fellows (funded by Icahn School of Medicine Institute for Medical Education). She leads initiatives to ensure equitable fellowship recruitment and to develop local partnerships that bridge the gap between hospital and community. Dr. Mohanraj serves as an Ombudsman and as Co-Chair of the Mount Sinai Morningside-West Hospitals Bioethics Committee. Her work in bioethics consultation, education, ethical climate, and research has been widely recognized.
  • Clara Schroedl, MD, MS, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    • Clara Schroedl, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she currently serves as the Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education and as the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Northwestern while also earning a master’s degree in clinical investigation. Her clinical interests include general pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and tobacco dependence. Her scholarly interests include innovations in medical education across the continuum of learners and the use of simulation to enhance learning. She is the chair-elect for the Continuing Professional Development section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
  • Nirav G. Shah, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    • Nirav G. Shah, MD Co-Director of the DC-Baltimore Critical Care Educational Consortium, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, and Associate Chief for Education and Faculty Development. Dr. Shah graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with a BS in Biology with Honors and a Minor in Chemistry and then went on to pursue his medical education at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Upon graduating from St. George’s University with Honors, he did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center Program in Washington, D.C. He completed his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institutes of Health and his fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Shah is board certified in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.

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