In-service Exam Writing Committee

The APCCMPD In-service Exam Writing Committee (ISWC) is comprised of current and former Training Program Directors who create exam items to reflect the knowledge and skills identified as necessary for competent trainee progression through pulmonary, critical care, and combined subspecialty training. The ISWC goes to great lengths to ensure that the exams are an accurate reflection of the most current evidence and practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Exam items are evaluated annually to ensure each exam item is statistically validated. 

 2022-2023 IN-SERVICE EXAM WRITING COMMITTEE

Brian W. Carlin, MD - Chair
Former PCCM Training Program Director
Pittsburgh, PA

Paru S. Patrawalla, MD - Vice-Chair
PCCM Training Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD 
PCCM Training Program Director
NYU Langone Health
Professor, Department of Medicine
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  Andrew R. Berman, MD
Division Director, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  Kathryn L. Bilello, MD
Training Program Director
Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of California San Francisco/Fresno
  Neal F. Chaisson, MD
CCM Training Program Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic
  Robert R. Kempainen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School

John P. Kress, MD
PCCM Training Program Director
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago

  Stephanie M. Levine, MD
PCCM Training Program Director
Professor of Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  John G. Mastronarde, MD, MSc
Former PCCM Training Program Director
Portland VA Medical Center

John M. Oropello, MD
CCM Training Program Director
Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  Hiram Rivas-Perez, MD
PCCM Training Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Louisville School of Medicine

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Annually review, revise, and write questions to be included in the Critical Care and Pulmonary/Critical Care In-service Examinations question bank.  
  • Identify opportunities and provide strategic direction to the APCCMPD Board of Directors on issues regarding the Critical Care and Pulmonary/Critical Care In-service Examinations.
  • Set policy regarding taking the examination.

Exam Content Areas

Pulmonary Diseases and Disorder

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Congenital, Neuromuscular, and Skeletal Abnormalities
  • COPD
  • Infections
  • Interstitial and Inflammatory Lung Disease
  • Neoplasma
  • Occupational & Environmental Disease
  • Pleural Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Transplantation
  • Vascular Disorders
  • General

Critical Care

  • Cardiovascular
  • Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic
  • Neuro & Toxicological Disorders
  • GI, Hematologic, Hematologic, and Oncologic Disorders
  • Surgical, Trauma, Neurosurgical & OBGYN
  • General

General Care

  • Quality and Safety
  • Preventative Care
  • Palliative & End-of-Life Care

Practice Skills

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Procedures