About the Program

OVERVIEW:

The University of Iowa Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship was ACGME accredited in 2013 and is affiliated with the University of Iowa Internal Medicine Residency, an ACGME-accredited training program.

MISSION & GOALS OF FELLOWSHIP:

  • The mission of the Fellowship Training Program in Palliative Medicine at the University of Iowa is to provide an academically and clinically rigorous training program in the essential elements of hospice and palliative medicine as well as advanced training in clinical palliative medicine, research, and administration. We strive to train physicians in all the specialties that recognize the specialty.
  • The aims of the program are to provide the trainee with the basic and clinical knowledge, clinical judgment, professionalism, interpersonal skills, and abilities necessary to continue to develop these skills through the course of a long career, as required of a leader in hospice and palliative medicine.
  • Fellows will train with interdisciplinary teams, work with patients across the life cycle, and gain skills in the comprehensive care of patients seen in diverse inpatient, outpatient and home settings. The fellow is encouraged, with faculty input, to take patient assignments that contribute to a broad perspective of palliative care experience.  

Mission of Palliative Care at the University of Iowa: To alleviate suffering throughout the continuum of serious illness

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