Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Curriculum


Clinical Curriculum


Competency-based goals and objectives for all fellowship rotations:


Didactic Curriculum


Fellowship Didactic Curriculum: One half day every other week is reserved for protected teaching time.  Fellows will receive lectures from faculty both within and outside of the palliative care section.

Texas Children’s Hospital Fellow’s College: Educational and networking sessions that occur along with subspecialty fellows from all fields at Texas Children’s Hospital

Fellow’s as Teachers Curriculum: Under guidance from section faculty, fellows practice their own teaching skills in various settings including section education, journal club, and resident noon conference.

Grief and Bereavement Curriculum: A unique experience where fellows partner with Texas Children’s Hospital Grief and Bereavement Specialist to gain knowledge and experience through didactics as well as written correspondence and phone calls to bereaved families.

Narrative Medicine Curriculum: Fellows participate in monthly narrative medicine sessions with members of interdisciplinary team and lead by a trained facilitator.

Scholarly Activity: Fellows engage in a scholarly project and they will work on throughout the year with their SOC (Scholarly Oversight Committee) chair and committee members.

Bootcamp: For the first two weeks of the academic year, Fellows participate in HPM Bootcamp, with core lectures, workshops and orientation sessions to start out the year.