Internal Medicine Residents Attend American Thoracic Boot Camp

Dr. Melissa McDonald

Dr. Kate Steinberg

Former Internal Medicine residents Melissa MacDonald, MD (pictured at upper right) and Kate Steinberg, MD (pictured at lower right) attended the American Thoracic Society’s 2017 Resident Boot Camp in Washington, DC on May 19-20, 2017.

The two-day workshop, which was established in 2014, provides knowledge and practical skills for third- and fourth-year internal medicine residents, pediatric residents, chief residents, and hospitalists who have matched into an adult or pediatric pulmonary and critical care fellowship program. 

Attendees learn about techniques and principles of mechanical ventilation, airway management, and bronchoscopy; the use of vascular, thoracic, and pleural ultrasound image acquisition for ultrasound-guided procedures and diagnosis; advanced topics in cardiopulmonary physiology; and strategies for managing emergencies that are commonly encountered as a fellow.

Following completion of residency training at UW-Madison in June, 2017, Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Steinburg are both pursuing fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. MacDonald is conducting her training at UW-Madison and Dr. Steinberg is pursuing her fellowship at Boston University.