Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Creighton University School of Medicine – Phoenix’s fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is ready to welcome you to the desert southwest.
This one-year fellowship program is considered Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Currently, our program recruits for 2 positions each year.
In 2018, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC), Creighton University (CUSOM), Valleywise Health, and District Medical Group (DMG) joined forces to form the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance. This partnership brings together a university recognized for providing outstanding training for students and residents in the health sciences and two healthcare systems known for their impressive history of caring for members of the greater Phoenix community.
Our vision is to train topnotch academic Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician leaders who advance the field of Palliative Medicine through innovation and human kindness.
The Creighton University fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is dedicated to creating transformative physician leaders who will, through excellent clinical care, operational innovation, and scholarly rigor, contribute to the promotion of local, regional, and national practice of hospice and palliative care.
1. Fellows will complete thirteen credit hours toward a Masters of Arts in Medical Humanities as part of the integrated didactics for the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. Introduction to the Medical Humanities (3 credits) Introduction to Bioethics (3) Research Methods and Writing (3) End-of-Life Care in the Clinical Setting (3) Professional Identity Formation in Healthcare Education (1)
2. Fellows will perform at an aspirational level of "expert" in direct observation of their care of the holistic needs of patients, families, and colleagues. (Cura Personalis)
3. Fellows will complete a scholarly project that addresses quality improvement or healthcare disparities related to hospice and palliative medicine. (For and With Others)
4. Fellows will be experts in teaching foundational principles in hospice and palliative medicine, as evidenced by their evaluations as teaching instructors with medical students. (Agents of Change).