ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The University of Michigan Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship , led by Director Marcos Montagnini, MD, FACP, and Associate Director Adam Marks, MD, is a one-year program that promotes excellence in HPM medicine. With the objective of developing experts and leaders in the field, and ensuring that patients with life-limiting diseases receive informed, expert, and appropriate care, the program offers a wide variety of clinical rotations, educational experiences, and scholarly/research opportunities. Trainees work with highly qualified, interdisciplinary faculty to prepare for a career in palliative care medicine with emphasis in academic and clinical practice. Fellows will be eligible to obtain board certification in hospice and palliative medicine at the completion of their one year of training.
We offer four positions per year, one of which is a committed pediatric track HPM position. Learn more about the Pediatric Track Position.
The curriculum is innovative and comprehensive, and strongly emphasizes all of the following educational domains:
- The hospice and palliative approach to care
- Death and coping
- Psychosocial and spiritual support
- Bereavement support for the family
- Pain assessment and management in cancer and non-cancer patients
- Assessment and management of non-pain symptoms
- Medical co-morbidities and complications with life-threatening diseases
- Optimizing quality of life
- Ethical and legal decision making
- Quality improvement and research methodology in populations with advanced illnesses