About Us


In 1984, the APCCMPD was organized with the basic mission of improving communications among Program Directors, providing a mechanism of communication among stakeholder organizations relative to matters involving training, the quality of training, the possibility of accreditation, and the funding of individuals seeking training in pulmonary medicine. From 1995-2014, the American College of Chest Physicians professionally-managed the operations of the APCCMPD. In 2009, the APCCMPD incorporated to form a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.


Today, the APCCMPD is an independently-operated 501(c)(6). The APCCMPD’s leadership and support of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Training Programs and faculty is widely-recognized. The APCCMPD aspires to foster excellence in training and mentoring of the next generation of educators in pulmonary and critical care medicine. We value:

  • Advocacy
  • Education as a Profession
  • Career Advancement for Educators
  • Educator Community Connection and Support
  • Inclusiveness and Belonging
  • Health Equity Education
  • Education Research and Innovation

Building on that foundation, APCCMPD offers a broad array of services and resources to help training programs provide high-quality training and education.