This one year, ACGME-accredited fellowship program provides exposure to disease processes often referred to palliative and hospice care. The new fellowship will begin July 1, 2017.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest pediatric health care and research centers delivering care to more than one million patients every year. Here, health care and its delivery are being revolutionized. At the forefront of this delivery revolution is the Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice Program.
The Palliative Care and Hospice Program is seeking physicians interested in developing expertise in the management of patients and their caregivers facing life-threatening conditions and end of life care for the new Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. The fellowship will begin July 1, 2017. This one year, ACGME-accredited fellowship program provides exposure to disease processes often referred to palliative and hospice care. Emphasis is placed on symptom management, treatment plan deliberation and the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of health.
Graduates satisfy the American Academy of Pediatrics requirements for certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Fellows participate in a robust inpatient consultative service with exposure to a wide array of patients, including transplant recipients, neonatal and pediatric intensive care patients, children with epilepsy and complex health care patients. As part of Comprehensive Pain Services at Nationwide Children’s, there is an emphasis on symptom management, especially opioid management. Adjuvant therapies, including non-pharmacological interventions such as self-hypnosis, acupuncture and mental health therapies, are also integral intervention techniques available during the fellowship.
Education is advanced through scheduled didactic sessions, communication workshops, journal clubs and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds.
Palliative Care and Hospice Program includes both Inpatient Palliative Care and Home-Based Palliative Care services. The Advanced Illness Management (AIM) team consults on more than 450 inpatients per year with wide representation across the hospital.
The Homecare Program has its own home based palliative and hospice program, with medical management provided by the palliative care faculty and fellow. This unique ability to interact daily with both the inpatient service and home based programs allows fellows to experience true continuity of care for their patients and families.
Fellows will also have the opportunity to train at partnering adult institutions: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.
How to Apply
Fellowship applications must be submitted online through the Electronic Residency Application Program. Submitted applications should include three letters of recommendation (including one from a residency program director or current employer) and a curriculum vitae.
Interviews will be conducted July - October.