Rotations

Memorial Hermann – TMC Palliative Service
Fellows will gain experience in a busy service with high acuity patients suffering from a broad range of diagnoses. Although this is a consult service, we do care for selected patients as the primary service in collaboration with other teams. Our interdisciplinary team meets daily.

Lyndon B. Johnson – Geriatric/Palliative Service
Fellows will provide care on this combined geriatric/palliative medicine consultation service. There is close collaboration with the oncology service, which is staffed by MD Anderson faculty and fellows.

UT House Calls Program
Fellows will make home palliative visits to patients with life-limiting diagnoses who have difficulty coming to outpatient clinics.

Pediatric Palliative – Texas Children’s Hospital
Fellows will rotate at the pediatric palliative team at Texas Children’s Hospital in the medical center.

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellows will rotate with the palliative care team in MD Anderson’s palliative care unit and will experience the outpatient palliative clinic at MD Anderson.

Memorial Hermann Hospice
Fellows will make home visits to adult and pediatric hospice patients. Fellows will learn about hospice regulations and directorship.

Houston Hospice
Fellows will care for adult and pediatric patients in the inpatient hospice unit located in the medical center.

Chronic Pain
Fellows will rotate with board-certified pain management physicians in their private practice clinic, the Sprintz Center for Pain. Fellows will learn about interventional pain techniques and addiction medicine.

Palliative Medicine Clinic
Fellows will have a longitudinal palliative medicine clinic experience at both Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza across the street from Memorial Hermann – TMC and at Lyndon B. Johnson hospital. Fellows may also experience the palliative medicine clinic at MD Anderson Cancer Center during that rotation.

Elective
Fellows have one month of elective time. Previous fellows have established electives in:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Wound Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Acute anesthesia pain
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Pediatric Palliative
  • Pulmonary Critical Care