In order to encourage and foster a life-long interest in learning and teaching, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellows are required to complete a scholarly activity during their fellowship. This project does not necessarily need to involve novel research, but can include development of an educational curriculum; completion of a draft of an HPM-related journal article; or presentation at a regional or national convention.
HPM Fellows are provided with protected time to complete this scholarly activity, and meet quarterly with Dr. Victoria Powell to identify a project and mentor. At the end of the academic year, HPM fellows have the ability to present their scholarly activity to their co-fellows and HPM faculty/staff.
Examples of recent scholarly activities include:
- Chargot, Jane - Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking in the Terminally Ill.
- Gunther, William - Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain in a Pediatric Patient with Sickle-Cell Disease.
- Hills, Tracey, “Truth Telling in Pediatric Patients: Challenges and Opportunities.” Concurrent Session, AAHPM Annual Assembly, Houston Tx, 2016
- Silbert, Sara- How Should We Determine the Value of CAR T-Cell Therapy?