DIVISION OF GENERAL PEDIATRICS

Fellowship Curriculum and Schedule

Curriculum
The combined program has twice weekly lectures aimed at both adult and pediatric fellows from all disciplines.  A longitudinal ethics course is built into the program curriculum.

At the start of each academic year, all fellows participate in a hospice and palliative medicine focused Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Schedule
Below is a sample schedule of rotations.  Clinic time is divided between adult palliative experiences and pediatric palliative experiences.  Adult focused rotations will be scheduled in the fall with the intent that the last several months of fellowship are completely pediatric focused as fellows prepare for practice after fellowship. 

Pediatric fellows will have continuity clinic one afternoon every week at the complex care clinic at the RBG facility.  Fellows will be responsible for managing their own panel of patients. 

Example Schedule:

Block 1

Pediatric Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)

Block 2

Adult Inpatient Hospice Service (VA)

Block 3

Research Course/Independent Research

Block 4

Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)/ Pediatric Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)

Block 5

Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (VA)

Block 6

Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)/ Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic

Block 7

Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (VA)

Block 8

Adult Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)/ Pediatric Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)

Block 9

Pediatric  Comprehensive Care Clinic

Block 10

Community Hospice*

Block 11

Pediatric Palliative Care Electives

Block 12

Pediatric Inpatient Palliative Service (UH)

UHS-University Hospital; VA-Audie L Murphy VA Hospital
*NOTE: pediatric hospice is a longitudinal experience and occurs throughout the training year, fellows will have one month of adult community hospice time.