In addition to clinical training, fellows participate in formal didactic activities throughout the year, including a regular lecture series, journal clubs, and case discussions covering the spectrum from pediatric to geriatric aged topics. The lecture series includes up-to-date scientific information on core topics in hospice and palliative medicine, and is taught by faculty members from several departments within U-M.
Fellows also participate in the Faculty Development Institute (FDI) which is offered by the Department of Family Medicine. The FDI provides didactic content focusing on teaching, assessment, and administrative skills for future faculty and/or junior faculty. The training program consists of a series of monthly sessions for 5 consecutive months.
Fellows also receive travel support and time away to attend the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the annual regional Michigan Palliative Care Conference organized by the Wayne State Palliative Care Program.
A sampling of the fellowship's conference schedule: July-Dec 2014 Didactics