The course is a selective for fourth year medical students and focuses on the care of patients with advanced disease. The course offers didactic sessions on pain and symptom management; and communication with patients and families. Students receive clinical experience on an inpatient palliative care consult service, and an outpatient hospice service . Students may also choose elective rotations with the anesthesia pain service, the supportive care consult service, or the surgical intensive care unit.
Includes description of course, contact information, elective and required rotations, lectures, course resources,list of faculty and examples of written materials.