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Program Highlights

  • Focus on wellness includes monthly Balint group, multiple venues for debriefing and an off-site retreat in late winter
  • Protected time to pursue a mentored research project, and provides one-on-one mentoring from nationally recognized leaders in the field.
  • Career planning with fellowship director and faculty
  • Strong relationships with other disciplines within the University, and long-standing leadership and collaboration with community partners and institutions.
  • Social events include summer picnic, happy hours, holiday party, winter “Talent Show”
  • Fellows attend the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) in Feb-March.
  • A monthly pediatric palliative care seminar series
  • mentored individualized learning plan provides varied opportunities within the curriculum to tailor the fellowship to fellow’s needs, including opportunity for comprising additional seminars, teaching opportunities, and formal courses.
  • A weekly palliative care seminar series with outstanding faculty across the region which include core clinical topics, family meeting skills workshops, career-development, leadership, journal club, QI, research, and wellness
  • Strong relationships with other disciplines within the University, and long-standing leadership and collaboration with community partners and institutions.
  • We work closely with fellows to tailor the program to their needs and create a fellow-led learning experience
  • Mentored teaching and scholarship in a unique environment featuring innovative palliative care interventions (ketamine infusion, proportionate palliative sedation, medical marijuana)
  • Large number of cases across 6 sites (Strong Hospital, Highland Hospital, Lifetime Care, Monroe Community Hospital, Unity Hospital and Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County)
  • Medical Resident Supervision
  • Outstanding support from attending physicians. Constant performance feedback both at bedside and in debriefings
  • Community based treatment of patients in a variety of settings
  • Fellows will see a diverse patient population with varying socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds