- Our program has filled for the 2012-2013 academic year -
ACGME accredited: The Colorado Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program provides comprehensive palliative care education and clinical experiences for physicians seeking to specialize in hospice and palliative medicine. The primary fellowship curriculum consists of a one year, clinically focused experience, with an optional second year of mentored research training for those interested in an academic medical career.
Our program has filled for the 2014-15 academic year.
We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications are being accepted from 5/1/14 - 8/31/14.
Goals and Objectives
The program provides fellows with insight and skill in the assessment and management of patients with life-limiting illnesses in varied inpatient and outpatient community settings. Upon completion of the fellowship, participants will demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of hospice and palliative medicine including:
- End-of-life communication
- Ethical and legal decision making
- Pain in cancer and non-cancer patients
- Management of non-pain symptoms
- Medical and neuro-psychiatric co-morbidities in advanced illness
- Psychosocial and spiritual support
- Death and dying across cultures
- Bereavement support for the family
- Palliative care quality improvement and research methodology
- Hospice and palliative approach to care interdisciplinary team work
- Completion of an ACGME-approved residency program
- Board-certified or Board-eligible in primary discipline
- Eligible for a Colorado Medical License and DEA certification (at entry)
- UCDHSC encourages applications from women and minority candidates
Program information can also be found at the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Website, including a program prospectus (scroll down to University of Colorado).
For further information about our Palliative Medicine Fellowship please contact:
Palliative Medicine Fellowship Coordinator