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Didactics

GeriPalHospice & Palliative Medicine Lecture Series:  A core conference weekly lecture series is designed for the fellowship and covers important topics in hospice and palliative medicine. The interdisciplinary audience stems from the different fellowship sites and draws professionals from across the region. Different learning levels are routinely represented, ranging from medical student to subspecialists. Thanks to a collaboration with the KU Area Health Education Center, live web-based and interactive televideo conferencing allows selected sessions from this popular series to reach long-distance learners throughout Kansas and beyond.

  • The series consists of two single-hour sessions on designated Thursdays.  
  • Additional small group sessions, flipped classroom sessions & case conferences are held on  weeks which are not broadcasted. 

Self-Care Curriculum: 10 hours of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training by clinicians from the Children's Mercy Center for Professional Well-Being as well as Resiliency Training, Strength Finders, Wellness Events, and an end-of-the-year Reflections Breakfast are all parts of the Self-Care Curriculum.

Geriatric-Palliative Care Ethics Conference (GeriPal Ethics) are held approximately once a month on the KUMC campus at 8:00am.  Fellows learn ethics while participating and leading these interprofessional group case-based sessions with peers, faculty, learners, and hospital ethics committee members.  Fellows receive preparation and feedback to further develop their teaching skills for their case presentations.  On GeriPal Ethics Thursdays there are no broadcasted lectures.

Palliative Care Grand Rounds are offered quarterly, typically on a Tuesday evening.  Light appetizers and a time of networking usually begins at 5:30pm followed by a lecture presentation from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  Faculty or visiting professors present on a variety of hospice/palliative care topics, healthcare providers from the local community often attend.  CME is offered, and the event is cosponsored by Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Scholarly Projects:  Fellows have regular mentoring on a required scholarly project of their choosing. 

Last modified: Jun 21, 2019
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