A weekly lecture series is designed for the fellowship and covers the most important topics in palliative medicine. The series is open to health care professionals in the community, and continuing education credits are regularly available for physicians, nurses and social workers for the majority of the sessions. The interdisciplinary audience stems from the two fellowship sites and draws professionals from across the city. Different learning levels are routinely represented, ranging from medical student to subspecialists. Thanks to a collaboration with the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center, live web-based and interactive televideo conferencing allows this popular series to reach long-distance learners throughout Kansas and beyond.
Noon conferences at KUMC are held approximately once a month for combined Geriatric-Palliative Care Ethics Conference (GeriPal Ethics) and journal club. Fellows regularly teach in the lecture series, case conferences and journal clubs. Fellows receive preparation and feedback to further develop their teaching skills for their presentations. In addition, fellows benefit from regular mentoring on their required scholarly projects.