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Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

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About the Fellowship

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The BCM Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited one year clinical fellowship that was started in 2017 and housed mainly at Texas Children’s Hospital. We have a large and diverse faculty, have graduated five fellows, and have a robust curriculum that prepares our fellows for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Exam. We accept two fellows per year, accept applications through ERAS and participate in the NRMP.

Our program trains pediatric hospice and palliative medicine physicians who are competent in providing sub-specialized clinical care and who contribute to the growing pediatric palliative care workforce and body of knowledge.

Program Highlights

  • Our program gives fellows unparalleled clinical experience through exposure to a high volume and great breadth of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients.
     
  • Our fellows will become equipped with unique tools and skills in pain and symptom management; end of life care; aiding patients, families, and healthcare teams with complex medical decision making; and grief and bereavement support.
     
  • The curriculum exposes fellows to academic and educational language and practice through mentored scholarly and teaching activities, quality improvement didactics, feedback, and journal clubs.
     
  • We provide a learning and work environment that values and teaches patient safety, quality of clinical care, provider well-being, and interdisciplinary teamwork.
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