Establishing Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as a Subspecialty in China Joint Statement of the Chinese Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians
This commentary heralds the recognition in China of a new subspecialty, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and the first national fellowship training pathway in any medical specialty. Because of striking environmental health-care similarities that existed in the United States, the Chinese medical community decided to model the specialty after that in the United States. Because of its expertise in educating pulmonary and critical care physicians in the United States, the American College of Chest Physicians was chosen by the Chinese Thoracic Society, with the approval of the Chinese government, to help with the transformation of this new specialty. A work group representing the two societies is collaborating to reorganize ICUs within a select group of large teaching hospitals in China and to introduce standardized and rigorous training in pulmonary and critical care medicine as a national program.
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine