Program Features

Program Features

Diverse clinical training settings include the University of Virginia Medical Center, Legacy Hospice, and several local long-term care facilities. In all settings, care will be provided for patients across the continuum of serious illness from diagnosis, through treatment, during remission or cure, and at the end-of-life.

Training settings include:

UVA Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service
Interdisciplinary team care with more than 500 consults annually and an 8-bed palliative care unit, situated in a 600-bed academic tertiary care hospital serving a large catchment area including portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

UVA Palliative Care Clinic
Continuity clinics in Cancer Center and Radiation-Oncology as well as a bi-monthly interdisciplinary ALS clinic.

Legacy Hospice
Community hospice providing services to pediatric and adult populations. Fellows actively participate in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings and provide home visits.

Long-Term Care Facilities
Fellows work directly with geriatric attendings, many of whom are board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, to gain experience in care across the continuum of illness.

Rotation Schedule:

  • 7 months on the Inpatient Palliative Care Service
  • 1 month Long-term Care
  • 1 month Research including time for attendance at a conference of the fellow's choice
  • 3 months of Electives including a required 2 week rotation in the Pediatric ICU and Pediatric-Oncology Clinic

We also offer:

  • 2 half-day Palliative Care Clinics a week
  • Weekly interdisciplinary care team meetings at Legacy Hospice

Conference Schedule:

  • Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship Core Curriculum weekly lecture series
  • Geriatric Fellowship Core Curriculum weekly lecture series (selected topics)
  • Palliative Care Journal Club (weekly)
  • Medicine Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Evidence-based lecture series
  • Department of Medicine Research Conference
  • University offerings of many lectures and conferences in related fields, which the fellow may attend as time and interest dictate