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.
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.
- 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
- 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