Residents can take an elective focusing on palliative medicine, to gain further insight and experience into this important and emerging field. This elective is offered through Internal Medicine. In addition, Hematology & Oncology rotations (Inpatient, University Hospital Consult, and VA Consult) include a strong palliative care element.
PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE ROTATION (ELECTIVE)
Physicians must provide compassionate, individualized care for dying patients. The special needs of dying patients and their families are best addressed through dedicated training under the direction of experienced palliative care and hospice faculty. During this block rotation, residents are introduced to multidisciplinary care for dying patients and their families. This elective is available for residents at the HO2/3 levels. For a more detailed overview, click here.