The University of Washington Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program trains fellows to become experts in delivering palliative medicine care for severe and chronically ill patients of all ages. In addition, meeting the challenge of palliative care for a growing elderly population is a focus in the program.
The fellows learn leadership skills and how Interdisciplinary teams are an essential need in palliative patient care.
The Palliative Medicine Fellowship program trains up to 4 post-residency physicians per year. Clinical rotations include inpatient consult services, inpatient palliative care units, affiliated long term care facilities, home-based palliative care experiences including hospice care, and ambulatory outpatient clinics. Elective rotations include geriatrics, oncology, pulmonary / ICU, interventional pain management, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, dementia units, and AIDS/HIV care settings.
The fellowship provides a mentored training experience in clinical skills, ensures core competency development as educators and program administrators and provides exposure to research and quality improvement. The fellows will become future leaders in palliative care medicine.
The program includes comprehensive evaluation of individual fellows, faculty, and the training program. Each UW-affiliated institution has made major commitments to build and sustain an outstanding environment for palliative care practice and training.
The program is based at the Harborview Medical Center campus, the Administration offices are located in the Patricia Steele Building.
Additional training sites are Seattle Childrens, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and the University of Washington Medical Center. Affiliate training sites are Providence Hospice of Seattle and the Bailey Boushay House among others.