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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 516-Hospice & Palliative Care The Hospice at TMC

Course Director: Elizabeth M. Strauch
Course Faculty: Thuy-Hanh Thi Trinh, M.D., M.B.,Joanna Katarzyna Ira, M.D.
Elective Location: OTHR
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3C,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine and Family & Community Medicine
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Students will rotate through the Hospice's Homecare, Inpatient and Admissions department, visit patients with attending physicians and other Interdisciplinary Team members. In addition, didactic sessions will be made available on a variety of end of life issues as part of The Hospice's genereal orientation. Students will also attend the Interdisciplinary Team Conferences. Students will be required to submit a Hospice Rotation Activity Log at the end of the course as part of their grade. Students will be responsible for travel expenses to patient homes.
Learning Activities
Rounds and one on one mentoring
Evaluation Methods
Review of activity log and performance.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Houston Hospice 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030 at 8:30 am
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Carol Robles
Contact Phone: 713-677-7170
Contact Fax: 713-677-7177
Contact Location: Houston Hospice

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