Memorial Hermann – TMC – Palliative Service (3 Months Total)
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 (3 Months Total)
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.
Pediatric Palliative – Memorial Hermann – TMC, or optionally Texas Children’s Hospital or MD Anderson Cancer Center (0.5 Months Total)
Fellows will rotate with the pediatric palliative team at Memorial Hermann – TMC. They may also opt to rotate instead with the pediatric palliative teams at Texas Children’s Hospital or MD Anderson Cancer Center.
MD Anderson Cancer Center (1 Month Total)
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 (2.5 Months Total)
Fellows will make home visits to adult and pediatric hospice patients. Fellows will learn about hospice regulations and directorship. Additionally, fellows may optionally spend some time at a separate hospice inpatient unit.
Chronic Pain & Addiction Medicine (1 Month Total)
Fellows will rotate with board-certified chronic pain and addiction medicine physicians in their private practice clinic, the Sprintz Center for Pain. Fellows will learn about interventional pain techniques and addiction medicine.
Palliative Medicine Clinic (12 Months; continuity 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 (1 Month Total)
Fellows have one month of elective time. Previous fellows have established electives in:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Wound Care
- Advanced Heart Failure
- Acute anesthesia pain
- Addiction Medicine
- Integrative Medicine
- Pediatric Palliative
- Pulmonary Critical Care
- UT House Calls Program