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Academic Curriculum

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Two women and one man, all wearing surgical masks, sit together at a conference table.

Thursday mornings include protected academic time.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Lecture Series is held weekly and covers pertinent HPM topics. The series ranges from small group discussions to general didactic content, along with case-based questions. Each fellow will present twice in this series over the course of the year.

Geriatric-Palliative Care Ethics Conference (GeriPal Ethics) is a is a monthly case-based, interdisciplinary ethic discussion. The fellow is expected to lead a case presentation and discussion once during the year.

Self-Care Curriculum is 10 hours of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training by clinicians from the Children’s Mercy Center for Wellbeing, as well as Resiliency Training, Strength Finders and an end-of-fellowship Reflection Session.

Journal Club develops critical appraisal skills and increases exposure to the HPM literature. Each fellow will present one journal club for the year.

The pediatric hospice and palliative medicine fellow has further educational opportunities at Children’s Mercy, including the Common Curriculum, Ethics Brown Bag Workshops, and Schwartz Rounds.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship leadership team

Lori Olson, MD
Program Director

Emily Hansen, DO
Associate Program Director

Taylor Jersak, MD
Pediatric Site Director

Cheryl Jacobson
Fellowship Coordinator
(913) 588-0348