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Academic Curriculum and Scholarship

Fellows in this program have an abundance of educational opportunities drawing from multiple rotation sites.   

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Core Didactic Series is held weekly for 2 hours and covers pertinent hospice and palliative medicine topics.  The interactive series ranges from small group discussions to simulations and case presentations.  Each fellow will receive mentoring and present 2 sessions over the course of the year.

Geriatric-Palliative Care Ethics Conference (GeriPal Ethics) is a monthly case-based, interprofessional ethics discussion. Each fellow is expected to lead a case presentation and guide discussion once during the year.

Self-Care Curriculum:  Included is 10 hours of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training by certified mindfulness experts from the Children’s Mercy Center for Professional Well-Being.  Resiliency Training, harnessing the power of Clifton Strength Finders, and an end-of-fellowship Reflection Session are part of the formal Self-Care Curriculum as well.

In addition to these, fellows participate in Journal Club, complete a Scholarly Activity, and develop or join existing Quality Improvement efforts, and attend a National Conference

Fellows have further educational opportunities at Children’s Mercy and University of Kansas Medical Center Graduate Medical Educational offerings.

Internal Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Palliative Medicine Division
Mailstop 1020
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-3807
Fax: 913-588-3877
Fellowship: 913-588-0348