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Medical Education in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Advanced Concepts and Strategies

  • Patricia A. Kritek
  • Jeremy B. Richards

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jeremy B. Richards, Richard M. Schwartzstein
    Pages 1-24
  3. Mario C. Ponce, Jeremy B. Richards
    Pages 25-42
  4. Jonathan M. Keller, Başak Çoruh
    Pages 43-59
  5. Avraham Z. Cooper, Kristin M. Burkart, Jennifer W. McCallister
    Pages 61-82
  6. Andrew M. Luks, Shobha W. Stack
    Pages 83-106
  7. Diana J. Kelm, Alexander S. Niven
    Pages 107-123
  8. John Bishara, Terese C. Hammond
    Pages 125-140
  9. Nirav G. Shah, Nikita Leiter
    Pages 141-158
  10. Samuel P. Wiles, Rendell W. Ashton
    Pages 159-175
  11. William Graham Carlos III, Emily Cochard
    Pages 177-193
  12. Jennifer D. Possick, Kathleen M. Akgün
    Pages 195-212
  13. Alison S. Clay, Jeffrey A. Gold
    Pages 213-233
  14. Anna K. Brady, Rosemary Adamson
    Pages 235-254
  15. Souvik Chatterjee, Nitin Seam
    Pages 255-269
  16. Nicola Faichney, Emer Kelly
    Pages 271-289
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 291-299

About this book


This is a book for clinician educators. It offers modern, evidence-based practices to use in teaching learners at a range of levels, with an emphasis on concrete strategies that teachers can implement in their own clinical practices as well as in small and large group settings. 

Medical education is rapidly changing with emerging evidence on best practices and a proliferation of new technologies. As strategies for effectively teaching medical learners evolve, it is important to understand the implications for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine (PCCM).   This text is structured to allow easy access to the reader.  Chapters are organized around level of learner (e.g., medical student to PCCM fellow to practicing physicians) as well as the location of teaching. Given the variety of clinical settings in which PCCM physicians teach, specific consideration of best practices, broad changes in curricular design and pedagogy are considered in different clinical contexts.

Each chapter begins with a focus on why the topic is important for clinician educators. A review of the available evidence and relevant medical education theory about the topic follows, with examples from specific studies that provide insight into best practices regarding the concepts and topics discussed in the chapter. For chapters focusing on learners, different environments are considered and similarly, if the focus is on the learning environment, attention is paid to the approach to different learners. Each chapter ends with a summary of the primary points from the chapter and concrete examples of how clinician teachers can put the concepts discussed in the chapter into practice. This is an ideal guide for educators in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia A. Kritek
    • 1
  • Jeremy B. Richards
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityBostonUSA

About the editors

Patricia Kritek MD, EdM is the Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Washington and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development, University of Washington School of Medicine. She has published widely on respiratory medicine, critical care medicine, and particularly, medical education and teaching.

Jeremy Richards, MD, MA is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is also the Fellowship Program Associate Director there. He has completed two medical education fellowships, and was the director for several courses for preclinical and clinical students.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Medical Education in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
  • Book Subtitle Advanced Concepts and Strategies
  • Editors Patricia A. Kritek
    Jeremy B. Richards
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-10679-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10680-5
  • Series ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7380
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“The entire book is well written and easy to read. The content is clearly outlined and logically arranged. The book very nicely illustrates medical education principles with clinical examples relevant to pulmonary and critical care medicine. … anesthesiologists involved in teaching or learning will welcome this book.” (Cynthia Szalai and Frank Herbstreit, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 131 (3), September, 2020)