April Virtual Check-In
Friday, April 19, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Events

Register Here: April 2024 Virtual Check-in:A Near-Peer Coaching Program for First-Year Fellows in the Intensive Care Unit Friday, April 19, 2024 at 1:00 PM Eastern

Christopher Ghiathi, MD
Interventional Pulmonary Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Presentation Summary: During fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellows are expected to acquire the clinical knowledge to manage complex, critically ill patients, as well as develop into educators and leaders of a multidisciplinary team. Skill development, for both clinical and non-clinical domains, requires deliberate practice, guided by supervision and quality feedback. However, attending physicians may not have the opportunity or training to provide feedback on non-clinical aspects of team leadership, particularly while also engaged in clinical care. Near-peer coaching represents a potential intervention that allows for intentional skill growth for fellows across non-clinical domains. While similar programs have been implemented in medical school and residency settings, near-peer coaching has not yet been operationalized in PCCM fellowship. The Near-Peer Coaching Program sought to implement a non-evaluative near-peer coaching program for first-year PCCM fellows in the intensive care unit (ICU), with the goal of helping them grow into expert educators and team leaders.

 "A Near-Peer Coaching Program for First-Year Fellows in the Intensive Care Unit" earned Dr. Ghiathi the 2023 APCCMPD Award for Novel Medical Education Implementation. At the Las Vegas Conference in February, Dr. Ghiathi received the 2024 APCCMPD Award for Medical Education Research for "Reported Endotracheal Practice Patterns of ABIM-Certified Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Physicians."

Christopher Ghiathi, MD is the interventional pulmonary fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his medical doctorate from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Washington. He completed his pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests include critical care, interventional pulmonary, procedural education, and curricular development. When outside of work he enjoys biking, gaming, playing guitar, going to concerts and spending time with his wife and dog.

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