We’re educating the next generation of physicians.
The one-year Midwest Hospice and Palliative Medicine Integrated Fellowship provides training in the principles and practice of interdisciplinary palliative care. The program emphasizes communication, care planning, symptom management, relief of suffering and how to mentor decision-making, particularly as they apply to patients and families challenged with life-limiting illness or at the end of life.
The program goal is to achieve specialist-level expertise in palliative care by developing academic, clinical, research and administrative skills that are consistent with practice, development, improvement and leadership in palliative medicine.
Fellows experience the unique challenges of providing care in a variety of settings and circumstances. The patients and families served come from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and represent a wide variety of disease conditions. The result is that fellows receive a broad base of knowledge and analytical skills in palliative medicine.
Teaching and mentoring faculty include Martha L. Twaddle, MD, chief medical officer of Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, and Catherine Deamant, MD, senior attending physician at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County among other physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains.
Applicants must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited program in internal or family medicine and a licensed physician in the United States. Fellows will be board eligible in palliative medicine at the completion of the program.