The combined program has twice weekly lectures aimed at both adult and pediatric fellows from all disciplines. A longitudinal ethics course is built into the program curriculum.
At the start of each academic year, all fellows participate in a hospice and palliative medicine focused Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
Below is a sample schedule of rotations. Clinic time is divided between adult palliative experiences and pediatric palliative experiences. Adult focused rotations will be scheduled in the fall with the intent that the last several months of fellowship are completely pediatric focused as fellows prepare for practice after fellowship.
Pediatric fellows will have continuity clinic one afternoon every week at the complex care clinic at the RBG facility. Fellows will be responsible for managing their own panel of patients.
|Block 1||Pediatric Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)|
|Block 2||Adult Inpatient Hospice Service (VA)|
|Block 3||Research Course/Independent Research|
|Block 4||Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)/ Pediatric Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)|
|Block 5||Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (VA)|
|Block 6||Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)/ Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic|
|Block 7||Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (VA)|
|Block 8||Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)/ Pediatric Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)|
|Block 9||Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic|
|Block 10||Community Hospice*|
|Block 11||Pediatric Palliative Care Electives|
|Block 12||Pediatric Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)|
UHS-University Hospital; VA-Audie L Murphy VA Hospital
*NOTE: pediatric hospice is a longitudinal experience and occurs throughout the training year, fellows will have one month of adult community hospice time.