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 past scholarly activities include:
- Palliative Care Fast Fact: Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking in the Terminally Ill Patient (https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/jpm.2019.0337)