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Curriculum - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

What to Expect

The curriculum for this fellowship is structured to ensure a wide spectrum of clinical exposure in various hospice and palliative medicine settings: inpatient, ambulatory and community. The curriculum includes extensive involvement in both hospice and palliative medicine fields. It also provides fellows with learning opportunities through multiple elective rotations as well as didactic and scholarly activities. The curriculum is also designed to promote a culture of evidence-based medicine, to teach critical thinking and analysis, and to train fellows to be educators for the community, patients and staff members. As a core principle of this discipline, the training will also focus on promoting a holistic approach in patient care.   

Curriculum and Block Schedule

  • Consults (H&P) -- 22 weeks -- SJHMC
  • Pain/ICU -- 4 weeks -- SJHMC
  • Neuro/Oncology (Neuro Onc) -- 4 weeks -- SJHMC
  • IPU -- 4 weeks -- Hospice of the Valley
  • IPU/Admin -- 4 weeks -- Hospice of the Valley (HOV) 
  • Home Visit -- 4 weeks -- Hospice of Valley 
  • Pediatric -- 4 weeks -- PCH
  • Elective -- 4 weeks 
  • Research -- 2 weeks

Elective Options:  2 weeks at a time

  • Cardiology                         
  • Hepatology                       
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care 
  • Intervention pain            
  • Oncology
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatry/Mental Health