Bronchoscopy Education: New Insights

  • Henri G. Colt


The shift towards competency-oriented education, coupled with the expansion of media and technology are prompting physicians interested in bronchoscopy education to learn, create, collaborate and teach in ways never explored before. Furthermore, the integration into clinical practice of an expanding number of effective and health-enhancing bronchoscopic procedures warrants that educational processes be tailored to help physicians efficiently climb the learning curve towards competence. In this chapter on bronchoscopy education, new insights regarding several elements crucial to the educational process are provided, including views on (1) curricular structure and delivery, (2) how a structured curriculum using a combination of onsite and online materials such as those provided in the Bronchoscopy Education Project might facilitate learning, (3) why assessment tools help guide the educational process to assure procedure-related competency, and (4) how an ethics of teaching justifies the paradigm shift towards using new information delivery systems to enhance content delivery and knowledge acquisition, in addition to medical simulation in order to accelerate technical skill acquisition and prevent patients from suffering the burden of procedure-related education.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Technical Skill Educational Process Instructional Video Flexible Bronchoscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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