Welcome to theFlexible Bronchoscopy Education Project.
The purpose of this project is to provide bronchoscopy educators
and training program directors in the United States and abroad
with competency-oriented tools and materials with which to
train student bronchoscopists and assess progress along the
learning curve from novice to competent practitioner. Material
can be incorporated in whole or in part, as needed by each
The first element of the project was to create a standardized
curriculum (schedule, content, assessment tools, training models,
and train-the-trainers instruction) pertaining to an Introductory
Course in Flexible Bronchoscopy (includes inspection, lavage,
brushing and endobronchial biopsy, transbronchial lung biopsy
and conventional transbronchial needle aspiration). A second
element of the project pertains to endobronchial ultrasound,
and a third element of the project pertains to an introductory
course in interventional flexible bronchoscopy.
This project is a work in progress and will be updated as
the components become available. We invite your comments as
you use these materials.