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Program Objectives

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Our objective is to train graduates to provide expert palliative medicine and hospice care in any setting, including inpatient, ambulatory, community, or hospice settings. Specifically, graduates will be able to:
  1. Provide specialized pain and symptom management skills.
  2. Effectively collaborate with all members of the interdisciplinary team, including colleagues from nursing, social work, chaplaincy, and advanced practice provider disciplines.
  3. Provide expert, sub-specialty level communication and complex medical decision-making support to patients and requesting providers.
  4. Develop the educational skills to help non-palliative care providers practice primary palliative care.
  5. Act in the Hospice Medical Director role and demonstrate understanding of the hospice clinical and regulatory environment.
  6. Understand the role of palliative care in population health initiatives and develop the leadership skills to innovate in the growing population health space.
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