Summer Lecture Series

This is a longitudinal lecture series during the first eight weeks of the Palliative Care Fellowship.

Core Curriculum Didactic Sessions

A weekly Fellows’ Conference is held for Palliative Care and trainees that includes book chapter review, journal club, board-review questions, and fellows’ presentations on cases, quality improvement and research topics.  There is also a monthly interdisciplinary case conference and weekly ethics conference.

Journal Club

Each fellow selects, reviews, and presents a Journal Club article at least every other month at the Journal Club, detailing the importance of the chosen paper, its impact on clinical practice, and the pros/cons of the study design.

Schwartz Center Rounds

A monthly multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.

Regional Fellows Conference

These bimonthly conferences are sponsored by faculty from three hospice and palliative medicine fellowship training programs in Chicago (University of Chicago, Rush/Stroger/Midwest Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Northwestern University).