Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship (Arizona)
Mayo Clinic's one-year Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship offers training in the care of patients facing end-of-life issues and life-limiting diseases.
Hospice and palliative medicine fellows will work closely with patients and their family members to learn how to meet wide-ranging needs and provide appropriate treatment. Fellows will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Mayo Clinic specialists across many areas of medicine and surgery.
Other special features of Mayo Clinic's Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship include:
- Comprehensive training in multidisciplinary holistic pain and symptom management of chronically and terminally ill patients
- Training in the history of hospice and palliative medicine as it relates to current concepts of interdisciplinary, holistic symptom evaluation and management
- An opportunity to work and study with a patient-focused team of professionals, including chaplains, medical social workers, psychologists, pharmacists and other allied health staff
- Participation in the active and total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment
- A practice setting that provides guidance in psychological, social and spiritual matters as a part of holistic care, and embraces the patient's own beliefs and existential concerns
This fellowship program fulfills the requirements for fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine as outlined by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the Family Medicine Residency Review Committee. Fellows who complete the clinical (first) year successfully will be board eligible to sit for the hospice and palliative medicine board exam through the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona was established in 2007 and accepted its first trainee in 2008. One fellow trains in this program annually.