Entrustable professional activities and curricular milestones for fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine: report of a multisociety working group

Chest. 2014 Sep;146(3):813-834. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0710.


This article describes the curricular milestones and entrustable professional activities for trainees in pulmonary, critical care, or combined fellowship programs. Under the Next Accreditation System of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), curricular milestones compose the curriculum or learning objectives for training in these fields. Entrustable professional activities represent the outcomes of training, the activities that society and professional peers can expect fellowship graduates to be able to perform unsupervised. These curricular milestones and entrustable professional activities are the products of a consensus process from a multidisciplinary committee of medical educators representing the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors. After consensus was achieved using the Delphi process, the document was revised with input from the sponsoring societies and program directors. The resulting lists can serve as a roadmap and destination for trainees, program directors, and educators. Together with the reporting milestones, they will help mark trainees' progress in the mastery of the six ACGME core competencies of graduate medical education.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation / standards
  • Critical Care*
  • Curriculum / standards*
  • Delphi Technique
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / standards*
  • Fellowships and Scholarships / standards*
  • Humans
  • Professional Competence / standards*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Pulmonary Medicine / education*
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States