APCCMPD Scholars
APCCMPD Scholars
Implementing a Holistic Approach to Fellowship Selection

Join Dr. Diana Kelm as she hosts Dr. James Frank, a clinician-educator and professor of clinical medicine at UCSF, about how his program initiated a program to reshape their fellow application process to holistically evaluate and increase the diversity of the applicate and fellow pool. Dr. Frank will discuss the challenges they addressed, as well as, holistic rubric created as tool to improve the overall process.


Diana Kelm, MD, Mayo Clinic
Diana Kelm, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Core Faculty for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and the Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center and completed residency, chief residency, and fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Her research is geared towards medical education with specific interests in procedural skills training, gender disparity, and interprofessoinal education. She has received several internal grants for her research. She serves on the Education Committee for the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD). She also chairs a new working group for the ATS Section of Medical Education.

James Frank, MD, University of California, San Francisco
James Frank, MD is a professor of medicine and PCCM fellowship program director at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). His education work includes serving as a coach to medical students in the Bridges Curriculum at UCSF for the past several years. He developed and implemented a fellowship coaching program at UCSF with the support from the Nina Ireland Program for Lung Health. In this program, fellows work with a personal coach over the three years of training his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Boston University, he obtained additional training in sleep medicine and performed research in sleep epidemiology using data from the Framingham Heart Study while finishing a Master’s in Public Health.