Fellows will gain extensive experience managing hospice and palliative patients through time spent with the CT Hospice, the first hospice in the United States. Fellows will participate in a minimum of 25 home visits, and actively participate in the interdisciplinary team meetings. Fellows will also spend a minimum of 2 weeks inpatient hospice care unit.
Fellows will spend a minimum of 4 months with the interprofessional inpatient consultation teams at both the Yale- New Haven Hospital and West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Fellows care for patients in the Palliative care ambulatory clinic under the close supervision of the palliative care faculty. This clinic will meet one half day per week. Fellows will follow new patients longitudinally in the ambulatory setting as well as across settings if the patients are admitted to the hospital, a long-term care facility, and/or hospice.
Fellows will learn how to provide palliative care for frail older adults residing in long-term care during dedicated time with the CT Hospice long-term care affiliates and at the West Haven Veterans Affairs Medical Center Community Living Center.
Elective experiences are available in radiation oncology, HIV, oncology, critical care, cardiology, and pulmonary critical care. Elective time may also be spent in returning to one of the core rotation sites for additional training based on the fellow’s career goals. Away electives of a maximum of 4 weeks may be arranged, but require prior approval.