The University of Washington Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program utilizes comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, long term care, hospice, and community experiences in several facilities. A diverse patient population enhances the experience and training. There are strong faculty role models in research, education, and clinical care to develop the skills for future leaders of palliative medicine.
The patient populations fellows encounter and engage in care are extremely diverse, from failed bone marrow transplant patients, immigrant, refugee, and socio-economically deprived persons, veterans, and profoundly ill children. Fellows not only care for patients of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, but also of diverse age, level of debility, and condition.