The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Dell Medical School aims to train physician leaders who wish to transform health care. The program provides fellows with excellent clinical training and equips them to address larger challenges in health care.
To accomplish the latter, the fellowship offers a unique, longitudinal curriculum with dedicated time focused on health equity, leadership, teamwork and wellness. Throughout their training, fellows will work in a variety of health systems and care settings with diverse patient populations and graduate fully prepared to practice in inpatient, outpatient, hospice or palliative care settings. Additionally, fellows will supplement their clinical knowledge by engaging in a year-long board-focused didactic curriculum and accessing board review materials.
The fellowship program believes that successful physicians must be equipped with training that engages with the challenges of modern health care, which includes a thorough understanding of the drivers of health, skills to enact systemic change, and tools to maximize well-being.
Fellows will spend dedicated time learning about health equity, social determinants of health and how to be a disruptor in this system that still perpetuates inequity. Fellows will also undergo leadership training and participate in the Distinction Program for Care Transformation, sharpening skills in systems-level thinking, teamwork, negotiation and influence. A complementary series of wellness sessions will equip fellows with a toolkit to reduce burnout and find joy in their work.
The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is affiliated with the Department of Internal Medicine.