Developing Future Leaders in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin 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, and well-being.
Throughout their training, fellows in the program 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 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 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 also have the option to participate in Dell Med’s common curriculum focused on health systems science, Advancing Care Transformation. In addition to training, a complementary series of wellness sessions equips fellows with a toolkit to reduce burnout and find joy in their work.
The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is affiliated with Dell Med’s Department of Internal Medicine.